Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Latest Members' News

 Greg Bauder's op-ed article "Author's tale offers hope to schizophrenia sufferers" appeared in the December 3  "Issues and Ideas" section of the Vancouver Sun. You can read the article here.
Ruth Hill’s finalist poem in our 2010 writing contest on the theme of Water, "Climb in Me",  has been chosen for honourable mention by New Millennium Writings, and will be published this January.

Diane Tucker read on November 21 at the Jewish Community Centre, 41st Avenue and Oak Street.  The event is Drash: Jewish Writing from the Rainy Cities , celebrating the first four years of the literary journal Drash: Northwest Mosaic. The time is 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. And soon to appear: Diane's  Sandgrain Leaf Poems, a little poetry chapbook from David Zieroth’s excellent Alfred Gustav Press
You can read Sandra Wickham's article on fellow BWS member David Glyn-Jones, author of the DeSubermore mysteries, at http://www/  The Queen's Sword and its sequel The Queen's Jewels mark the beginning of a new series of Elizabethan adventure/ mysteries from US publisher Fireside Press -- their first from a Canadian writer. The author, retired actor  David Glyn-Jones, writes as David Glenn.

In Verne Swedberg’s newly released children’s book Max and the Children, eleven year old Brody and his eight year old sister, Kate, embark on three adventures with their dog, Max. The book  is now available from various retail booksellers or can be ordered from ($19.95 plus shipping and handling. Discounts available – e-mail for a quote.)

Franci Louann was featured poet Sept.19th at Renaissance Books in New West. She also read at the Burnaby Writers' Society event Tues. Sept. 21 - her poem "Natalina's Garden" won 2nd prize in the BWS 2010 contest. On Sat. Sept. 25th she co-hosted with Candice James, Poetic Justice at Hyack Square, near New West Skytrain station.

Wild Violet has published several articles by John Joyce: "A Small, Green Piece of Paper; Two Islands: England and Eel Pie Island." ( London in the early sixties; a backdrop of rhythm and blues music on a small island in the River Thames; some forgotten insights into those days); "Tennis Above the Net": a look at the sport of tennis, with its mannerism and perceptions; and “Looking Down from a Ski Chair”.Writing Raw has published John's “You have the same accent as me" -- an account of how an injured skier is able to dispel someone’s homesickness. As well, Ifrom magazine published “ The Tuesday Night Kayak Race” a short story set in Deep Cove, North Vancouver, intertwined with characters and backdrop of Malcolm Lowry’s Under the Volcano. A collection of John's humourous pieces, Mild Muses, is now available in kindle format at $5.75 from

The Ontario Poetry Soc. TOPS has accepted Irene Livingston’s poem “Decisions, Decisions” for their annual publication, Verse Afire.

Linda DeMeulemeester's Grim Hill: The Family Secret took number seven spot for new Canadian children's books on the Canadian bestseller list for the week ending June 1st. The fourth book in Linda's bestselling YA fantasy series, The Family Secret was recently reviewed in Kirkus Reviews: "the fascinating look at Sweden’s history and culture makes it an entertaining and worthwhile read."

Anne Hopkinson's poem "A Number of Women are Missing" will be included in the Caitlin Press anthology Walk Myself Home: An Anthology to End Violence Against Women, forthcoming Fall 2010.

Three poems by Maureen Egan, "Before Hope Fades into View," "Night Sky in Camouflage," and "Shuswap Blues" will be published in the Fall 2010 issue of All Rights Reserved. Maureen's poem "Gorffwysfa Blepharisma" was included in Rogue Stimulus: the Stephen Harper Holiday Anthology for a Prorogued Parliament, published by Mansfield Press. Her poem "Eastside Downtime" will be published in the Fall 2010 issue of Other Voices.

 Kersti Cull's poem "Gustav Muldor Abstract Painting" appears in Jones Av.


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Franci said...

I keep giving my poem the wrong title - it is really 'Scenes from Natalina's Garden'. Natalina lives in Villa Elisa, a place about an hour from Buenos Aires city. I owe her. 'Scenes from Villa Elisa'! won 2nd prize in Pandora Collective's 'Kisses & Popsicles' contest in 2009.
Thanks, Natalina! I'll have to take her to dinner to celebrate, next time we're down there.