Books

Gabriola Island poet Janet Vickers’s latest book is ‘Sleep With Me: Lullaby for an Anxious Planet.’ (Photo courtesy Elaine Vickers)

Gabriola Island poet discusses politics and possibilities in new book

Janet Vickers presents ‘Sleep With Me: Lullaby for an Anxious Planet’

Gabriola Island poet Janet Vickers’s latest book is ‘Sleep With Me: Lullaby for an Anxious Planet.’ (Photo courtesy Elaine Vickers)
Gabriola Island poet P.C. Vandal is holding an in-person and online book launch for her latest collection, ‘The Blue Moth of Morning.’ (Photo credit Ashlyn Vandall)

Gabriola poet views marriage and family with dark humour in long-delayed book

P.C. Vandall’s ‘The Blue Moth of Morning’ to be unveiled at in-person and online book launch

Gabriola Island poet P.C. Vandal is holding an in-person and online book launch for her latest collection, ‘The Blue Moth of Morning.’ (Photo credit Ashlyn Vandall)
Nanaimo Harbourfront library branch will open to customers beginning Monday, July 20, following a closure of close to four months, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Nanaimo News Bulletin file)

Nanaimo Harbourfront library opening doors following COVID-19 closure

Customers at downtown branch will be able to browse through a limited collection starting Monday

Nanaimo Harbourfront library branch will open to customers beginning Monday, July 20, following a closure of close to four months, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Nanaimo News Bulletin file)
Local poet Ian Cognito is releasing his first solo book and second collection with fellow poet Pat Smekal. (Photo courtesy Denise Smekal/Cover of Animusings by Christine Earl/Cover of Much Adieu About Nothing by George Smekal)

Nanaimo poet releases new books on nature and death

Ian Cognito presents solo book ‘Animusings’ and collaboration ‘Much Adieu About Nothing’

Local poet Ian Cognito is releasing his first solo book and second collection with fellow poet Pat Smekal. (Photo courtesy Denise Smekal/Cover of Animusings by Christine Earl/Cover of Much Adieu About Nothing by George Smekal)
Nanaimo Harbourfront library branch has begin offering takeout service, after easing of COVID-19 restrictions. (Nanaimo News Bulletin file)

Nanaimo libraries beginning to allow book borrowing following COVID-19 closures

Nanaimo Harbourfront library branch open for ‘takeout’ service Tuesdays through Saturdays

Nanaimo Harbourfront library branch has begin offering takeout service, after easing of COVID-19 restrictions. (Nanaimo News Bulletin file)
FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2018 file photo, author J.K. Rowling poses for photographers upon her arrival at the premiere of the film ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’, in London. JK Rowling is publishing a new story called “The Ickabog,” which will be free to read online to help entertain children and families stuck at home during the coronavirus pandemic. The “Harry Potter” author said Tuesday May 26, 2020, that she wrote the fairy tale for her children as a bedtime story over a decade ago. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP, File)

JK Rowling publishes first chapters of new story online

Book will be a fairy tale for kids and benefit those particularly affected by the pandemic

FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2018 file photo, author J.K. Rowling poses for photographers upon her arrival at the premiere of the film ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’, in London. JK Rowling is publishing a new story called “The Ickabog,” which will be free to read online to help entertain children and families stuck at home during the coronavirus pandemic. The “Harry Potter” author said Tuesday May 26, 2020, that she wrote the fairy tale for her children as a bedtime story over a decade ago. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP, File)
Kate Armstrong, who wrote a memoir of her years as one of the first women to attend Royal Military College, has been shortlisted for a national award. Photo: Tyler Harper

‘Don’t expect justice or fairness’: B.C. author wins prize for book on sexism in military school

Kate Armstrong’s debut book The Stone Frigate has been shortlisted for a national writing award

Kate Armstrong, who wrote a memoir of her years as one of the first women to attend Royal Military College, has been shortlisted for a national award. Photo: Tyler Harper
This month Nanaimo author Haley Healey releases her first book, ‘On Their Own Terms: True Stories of Trailblazing Women of Vancouver Island.’ (Photo courtesy Kristin Wenberg)

Nanaimo author highlights history-making Vancouver Island women in first book

Haley Healey presents ‘On Their Own Terms: True Stories of Trailblazing Women of Vancouver Island’

This month Nanaimo author Haley Healey releases her first book, ‘On Their Own Terms: True Stories of Trailblazing Women of Vancouver Island.’ (Photo courtesy Kristin Wenberg)
Nanaimo writer Julia Jenkins’s story I am Aani Littlecrab was longlisted for the 2020 CBC Short Story Prize. (Photo courtesy Gordon Lafleur)

Nanaimo author up for CBC Short Story Prize

Julia Jenkins makes award longlist for ‘I am Aani Littlecrab’

Nanaimo writer Julia Jenkins’s story I am Aani Littlecrab was longlisted for the 2020 CBC Short Story Prize. (Photo courtesy Gordon Lafleur)
Nanaimo children’s author and illustrator Lindsay Ford is holding an online launch for her new book, Ugly Food, on April 14. (Photo courtesy Amber Stone)

Nanaimo author sympathizes with misshapen produce in new children’s book

Lindsay Ford covers food waste, rejection and perfectionism in ‘Ugly Food’

Nanaimo children’s author and illustrator Lindsay Ford is holding an online launch for her new book, Ugly Food, on April 14. (Photo courtesy Amber Stone)
Nanaimo children’s author Kimberly Ngugi recently released her debut book, ‘Miriam and her Rumbly Tummy.’ (Photo courtesy Henry Ngugi)

Nanaimo children’s author pens series inspired by missionary work in Kenya

‘Miriam and her Rumbly Tummy’ is first in Kimberly Ngugi’s ‘Grace upon Grace’ series

Nanaimo children’s author Kimberly Ngugi recently released her debut book, ‘Miriam and her Rumbly Tummy.’ (Photo courtesy Henry Ngugi)
Nanaimo author John Dacombe recently released the second book in a planned trilogy, Unidentified Male: A Constable Amber Virtanen Mystery. (Photo courtesy Wanda Thompson)

A traumatized RCMP officer tracks a serial killer in Nanaimo in new book

Local author John Dacombe releases ‘Unidentified Male: A Constable Amber Virtanen Mystery’

Nanaimo author John Dacombe recently released the second book in a planned trilogy, Unidentified Male: A Constable Amber Virtanen Mystery. (Photo courtesy Wanda Thompson)
This month Nanaimo poet Kim Goldberg released her newest book, ‘Devolution.’ (Photo courtesy Kim Goldberg)

Nanaimo poet releases book of surrealist environmental poetry

Kim Goldberg’s ‘Devolution’ features ‘bizarre, absurd, fantastical’ poems in a variety of styles

This month Nanaimo poet Kim Goldberg released her newest book, ‘Devolution.’ (Photo courtesy Kim Goldberg)
VIU student SB Smith unveils Disabled Voices Anthology in the Malaspina Theatre lobby on March 11. (Josef Jacobson/The News Bulletin)

VIU student unveils anthology of work by disabled writers and artists

‘Disabled Voices Anthology’ launch to be held in Malaspina Theatre lobby

VIU student SB Smith unveils Disabled Voices Anthology in the Malaspina Theatre lobby on March 11. (Josef Jacobson/The News Bulletin)
Inspired Style with Dana Wright

Inspired Style with Dana Wright

Vancouver Island business woman values a work ethic and fashionable style

  • Sep 19, 2018
Inspired Style with Dana Wright
Richard Zussman and Rob Shaw with their new book, A Matter of Confidence: The Inside Story of the Political Battle for B.C., a collaborative project the two legislative reporters teamed up on after the fall of Christy Clark’s Liberal government gave way to a John Horgan-led NDP provincial government. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS

A Matter of Confidence: How Christy Clark took a tumble while John Horgan was handed the house

Rob Shaw and Richard Zussman chronicle the province’s ‘bizarre journey’ in new book

Richard Zussman and Rob Shaw with their new book, A Matter of Confidence: The Inside Story of the Political Battle for B.C., a collaborative project the two legislative reporters teamed up on after the fall of Christy Clark’s Liberal government gave way to a John Horgan-led NDP provincial government. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS