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Speaking our Truth Launch

A reading with Monique Gray Smith from her new book, Speaking our Truth, on Orange Shirt Day! The event includes traditional First Nation welcome, songs and dancers. All ages are welcome to attend!

Word Vancouver a whirlwind of reading and writing: Your must-see list at the 2017 festival

Word Vancouver runs from September 19-24, 2017 and there are lots of great authors reading. Here is a roundup of some we highly recommend checking out.

Literature to foster child resilience by Dr. Jillian Roberts

Dr. Jillian Roberts has partnered with Orca Book Publishers to write the JustEnough.ca series which uses children’s literature as a way to help parents and children navigate the world.

City of Vancouver Book Prize announces 2017 shortlist

The four finalists for the City of Vancouver’s Book Award have been named.

Confronting Lies & Finding Truths with Laura Langston

In Plain Sight is a timely and compelling novel for young readers; Laura Langston shares insight into writing the book.

Recommended Reading: BC Day Edition

As we settle into the August long weekend, we’re taking the opportunity to hear what local authors are reading and recommending. From memoir to short stories to debut novels, here are eight great reads...

Melanie Jackson recasts Persephone’s mythological story in contemporary times

Death Drop is a short high-interest contemporary novel and one of several Melanie Jackson has written with amusement park themes.

New Reads for National Aboriginal Day

A selection of recent works by Indigenous writers and forthcoming Indigenous books in celebration of National Aboriginal Day

World Refugee Day: Stepping Stones

Please join Margriet Ruurs and translator Falah Raheem on World Refugee Day for a conversation about their children’s book, Stepping Stones: A Refugee Family’s Journey, featuring the stone artwork of Syrian artist Nizar Ali...

Chocolate Lily Awards picked by BC’s young readers

BC’s young readers’ choice award, the Chocolate Lily Award, was awarded in three categories on June 9