The latest news on BC's arts, culture and heritage sector.

City of Richmond Seeks Writer-in-Residence

City of Richmond Seeks Writer-in-Residence

The City of Richmond is inviting professional and community-engaged writers to submit their Expression of Interest for a part-time residency, located in the heart of Richmond’s downtown core. Applications will be accepted until July 12.

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Canada Council Offers Info Sessions and Meetings to Writers in Vancouver Area

Canada Council Offers Info Sessions and Meetings to Writers in Vancouver Area

The Canada Council for the Arts is offering information sessions and one-on-one meetings to Vancouver-area writers curious about its Explore and Create program, October 17 and 18.

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Children's Titles Acquired in Aftermath of Sono Nis Fire

Unpublished children’s books left in limbo by the 2016 fire at Sono Nis Press, one of Canada’s oldest small publishing companies, have been acquired by Crwth Press.

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Vancouver Seeks Indigenous Poet Laureate

Vancouver Seeks Indigenous Poet Laureate

Vancouver is looking for its next poet laureate, and nominations for this term are open to published or performance poets from the Musqueam, Squamish or Tsleil-Waututh Nations. The deadline for applications is December 15.

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Upcoming Event: Conversations About Copyright and Creativity

Upcoming Event: Conversations About Copyright and Creativity

The discussion, which takes place October 26 in Vancouver, looks at issues around fair dealing and copyright.

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City of Vancouver Book Award Finalists Announced

City of Vancouver Book Award Finalists Announced

The award, which honours Vancouver authors, will be presented alongside the City of Vancouver Mayor’s Arts Awards on October 11.

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Vancouver Writers Fest Names Leslie Hurtig as New Artistic Director

Vancouver Writers Fest Names Leslie Hurtig as New Artistic Director

Hurtig was appointed by a select hiring committee following a nation-wide search and will replace Hal Wake, current artistic director, in December.

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Association of Book Publishers of BC Names Two Award Winners

Writer, editor and teacher Betty Keller has won the Gray Campbell Distinguished Service Award, while Vancouver-based Greystone Books have been awarded the Jim Douglas Publisher of the Year Award.

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Vancouver Writer Jim Wong-Chu Dies

Wong-Chu, a Vancouver-based author and a leader in the Asian-Canadian community, founded the Asian Canadian Writers Workshop and Ricepaper.

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Act Now: Nominations for the City of Vancouver Mayor’s Arts Awards Close May 18

Celebrate those who have made exceptional contributions to the arts in Vancouver by submitting a nomination for the 2017 Mayor's Arts Awards. The deadline for nominations is noon on May 18, 2017.

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Announcing the 2017 BC Book Prize Winners

Winners of the provincial book prizes include Jennifer Manuel, Deborah Campbell and Adèle Barclay

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Douglas Coupland Receives Lieutenant Governor's Award for Literary Excellence

The award will be presented at the Lieutenant Governor's BC Book Prizes Gala in Vancouver on April 29.

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Vancouver Poet Laureate Calls for Submissions for New Anthology

Vancouver Poet Laureate Calls for Submissions for New Anthology

Vancouver's poet laureate, Rachel Rose, is inviting writers to submit short works, poems and essays for a new anthology that will bring together the city's vibrant literary and culinary scenes. The anthology is titled Sustenance: Writers from B.C. and Beyond on the Subject of Food, and will be published by Anvil Press in September, 2017.

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The Alcuin Society Picks 35 Best-Designed Canadian Books of 2016

The Alcuin Society Picks 35 Best-Designed Canadian Books of 2016

The Alcuin Society has announced the winners of the 35th annual Alcuin Society Awards for Excellence in Book Design in Canada. 35 winning titles were chosen from 211 submissions, sent from 9 provinces and 93 publishers.

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New Westminster Names Alan Hill As New Poet Laureate

Hill will act as a literary ambassador for the City of New Westminster and the community, advocating for literacy and the literary arts and helping to raise the status of poetry, language and the arts in the everyday consciousness of New Westminster residents.

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Province of BC Extends Book Publishing Tax Credit

The refundable income tax credit was set to expire at the end of March, but will be extended for two more years to March 31, 2019, subject to the approval of the legislature.

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Cedric Literary Awards Open for Submissions

The competition awards unpublished writers over 50 from BC, the Yukon, Alberta and Saskatchewan. The deadline for submissions has been extended to June 1, 2017.

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Register for BC Book Day March 8

Association of Book Publishers of BC members are invited to register for their tables now.

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Nominations Open for Lieutenant Governor's Award for Literary Excellence

Nominations for the award, which honours writers with a substantial body of work who have contributed to BC's literary community/industry, close January 31.

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In Memory of the Recent Passing of Three Arts Leaders

The Alliance pays tribute to Heather Hannaford, Catherine Montgomery, and Ann Picking, arts leaders who have passed away in the recent weeks.

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