Place-Making with Poetry

Posted by Celia Brogan We are halfway through Poetry Month! In a change from last year, this April we are focusing on specifically BC literatures in support of the ABPBC’s Read Local BC campaign but luckily, when we look around poetry features prominently in the local cannon. Today I would like to continue a thread […]

Homegrown, and still growing

Posted by Celia Brogan What writing is more homegrown BC writing than that of our students? The BCTELA Student Writing Contest is more than a great way for students to give their writing a broader audience, the published pieces, Voices Visible, is also a useful resource to show our students what their peers are writing. BCTELA […]

Why write about this place?

Posted by Celia Brogan This evening I went to my second #ReadLocalBC event, called “An Evolving City: Writing Vancouver’s Past, Present & Future,” featuring George Bowering and Wayde Compton. During the question period after the readings the authors were asked if writing about Vancouver was an obvious choice of setting for them in their writing, […]

Listening to where we live

Posted by Celia Brogan Listening to the sounds in our local environment is a great way to enter into a study of place. Today’s BC text is Sara Leach‘s Sounds of the Ferry. This picture book was nominated for the 2012/13 Chocolate Lily Book award. As the name implies, the narrative is full of onomatopoetic […]

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