Cameron MacDonald at the Vancouver Public Library for The Endangered Species Road Trip
A road trip around North America to investigate the current state of the continent’s endangered species could result in an intense sense of hopelessness. But Cameron MacDonald will detail how the trip made actually him more hopeful about the future of many of North America’s most endangered species. Part of the Langara Lecture Series
Wednesday, March 12, 12pm
Vancouver Public Library
Alma VanDusen & Peter Kaye Rooms
350 West Georgia Street
Andrew Nikiforuk Appearing at Words on the Water Writers’ Fest
Words on the Water,Campbell River’s annual Writers’ Fest, will be hosting Andrew Nikiforuk. For more information about this event and all the other great events and authors at the festival, visit the website. Tickets are available at the Tidemark Theatre in Campbell River starting February 1, and are soon available online here.
March 14 and 15
Maritime Heritage Centre
621 N Island Highway
Campbell River, B.C.
Cameron MacDonald at Village Books
Cameron MacDonald will be at reading from his book The Endangered Species Road Trip and signing copies at Village Books in Washington State. The Endangered Species Road Trip details MacDonald’s road trip around North America to investigate the current state of endangered species, and his surprisingly optimistic discoveries.
Saturday, March 22, 4pm
1200 11th Street
Ben Kaplan at the Health, Sports & Lifestyle Expo for the BMO Vancouver Marathon
The Health, Sports & Lifestyle Expo includes a variety of exhibitors and is free and open to the public. Ben Kaplan will be there with his book Feet, Don't Fail Me Now. Feet, Don't Fail Me Now is an unconventional guide to running the marathon complete with celebrity running playlists.
Thursday, May 1, 4pm – 8pm
Friday, May 2, 11am – 8pm
Saturday, May 3, 10am – 6pm
Vancouver Convention Centre East, Hall C
999 Canada Place
Olive Odyssey Book Launch and Olive Oil Tasting at Books to Cooks
Julie Angus will be launching her book, Olive Odyssey, with a reading, Q&A and olive oil tasting at Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks. The tasting will be provided courtesy of the Vancouver Olive Oil Company. Olive Odyssey follows Julie and her young family as they sail the Mediterranean researching the culinary, social, historical and genetic origins of the olive.
Saturday, May 10, 2pm – 4pm
Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks
1740 West 2nd Avenue
Chris Turner appearing at the Denman Island Readers and Writers Festival
Registration opens in May for the 2014 Denman Island Readers and Writers Festival. The festival combines readings and discussion with a beautiful location. Acclaimed journalist Chris Turner is a featured speaker at the event. His book, The War on Science, reveals the extent of the Conservative government’s assault on science in Canada.
July 17 – 20
Various venues, village centre
Denman Island, B.C.
Rivers, a 10-metres tall metal sculpture designed by Vancouver artist and Greystone author Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas, was unveiled in Kamloops last month at the point where the North and South Thompson Rivers meet to form the Thompson River. The sculpture represents the two arms of the Thompson with stylized female swimmers sculpted from aluminum with copper heads. Click here for a view of the piece in Delta just after it was constucted.
Between the Pipes in the News
Author Randi Druzin made an appearance (and shared some childhood pictures!) on NHL Live and was interviewed on TSN Drive Radio. Between the Pipes explores the on and off-ice exploits of twelve of the NHL’s most famous, and infamous, goalies.
Fisheries Libraries Dismantled in Canada
"Paranoid ideologues have burned books and records throughout human history to try to squelch dissenting visions that they view as heretical, and to anyone who worships the great God Economy monotheistically, environmental science is heresy." Dr. David Schindler, water ecologist.
As first reported by Andrew Nikiforuk in The Tyee, the Harper government recently shut down a number of leading aquatic research libraries, and in many cases the contents were left for the taking or disposed of. This loss of scientific research is marked by many as the government's assault on science, the closures fitting into a larger pattern of censorship and control. As a publisher of books, we strongly oppose closing libraries and putting limitations on the sharing of knowledge. We encourage readers to stay informed and fully suppost the Canadian Library association in raising questions and alarm about the government's process. In the book The War on Science, award-winning journalist Chris Turner provides an arresting and meticulously researched argument against the Harper government's current attack on basic science, science communication, environmental regulations, and the environmental NGO community in Canada.
Greystone is thrilled to share that Charles Wilkins' book Little Ship of Fools is been longlisted for the 2014 RBC Taylor Prize (formerly The Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction). The RBC Taylor Prize is awarded to a work of non-fiction that demonstrates a superb command of the English language, an elegance of style, and subtlety of thought and perception. Wilkins' previous book, In the Land of Long Fingernails, a memoir of a summer in the 1960's spent as a gravedigger was shortlisted for the Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour and the Ontario Trillum award.
Spark: The Inspiring Life and Legacy of Milton K. Wong is now available at Litchfield, a beautiful new shop in Vancouver's Gastown. Spark is a collection of personal stories about about Milton Wong's legacy as an entrepreneur, philanthropist, and social activist, as told by twenty-eight influential individuals from the private and public sector, the arts and social justice community, and the academic world. The book launched this past Sunday with readings and more at the Fei & Milton Wong Experimental Theatre in the Goldcorp Centre for the Arts.
Andrew Nikiforuk is the recipient of the Writers’ Trust Awards 2013 Matt Cohen Award: In Celebration of a Writing Life.
Greystone has been honoured to publish, in partnership with the David Suzuki Foundation, three books by Andrew Nikiforuk. His latest book, The Energy of Slaves, poses the argument that the energy institution of slavery has shaped our careless use of fossil fuels.
The Matt Cohen Award recognizes a lifetime of distinguished work by a Canadian writer. The jury cited that “As a journalist and author of major investigative books, Nikiforuk cares deeply about accuracy, government accountability and the cumulative impacts of policies that affect all citizens.” You can read more about the award here.
Living Me to We has been nominated for the 2013 White Pine Award for non-fiction as part of the Forest of Reading Award program. Voting runs through the month of April, and the winner will be announced in a ceremony on May 14th, 2014 in Toronto. The White Pine Award celebrates Canadian books for teenagers in grades 9-12. The award is presented by the Ontario Library Association.
Lorna Crozier's The Book of Marvels: A Compendium of Everyday Things was shortlisted for the Victoria Butler Book Prize. The book is a series of playful and startling prose meditations by one of Canada’s best loved writers, in which she investigates the mystery of everyday objects. Experience a tumble through the looking glass and listen to Lorna read from the book in this series of videos.