Category Archives: Creativity

indie authors, indie libraries

One of the great joys in life is to celebrate the launch of a new book. Particularly when one knows something of the effort, struggle and personal investment of the author – the story behind the story makes it that … Continue reading

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libraries build communities

Until recently, my father could have been considered the inspiration for Jonas Jonasson’s bestselling novel, The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared. Like the fictional centenarian, my father had only a very few years of formal education, … Continue reading

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lean into literacy

In honour of this year’s winner of the Council of the Federation Literacy Award, BC’s Superintendent of Reading, Maureen Dockendorf, and I travelled this week to Powell River Public Library. Powell River Public Library has been described as “the little … Continue reading

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roadworks and book arts

Picture a steamroller used by artists in making prints. Make that a three-ton construction steamroller and an unlikely letterpress bed: a city street! photo credit: unknown: laughingsquid.com 54

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