Breakfast with BC Bookprizes

The KSS Library hosted two talented, thought provoking and entertaining artists this morning.  George Bowering recently nominated for the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize , with his poetry collection My Darling Nellie Grey is the recipient of this year’s ‘Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Literary Excellence’ .(FreePress) With a wrinkle to the routine, we opened this year’s author visit to anyone before school as an informal breakfast reading. Mr. Bowering, naturally, was both witty and informative. Some KSS staff and students joined teacher-librarians Ms. Bede and Mr. Smith, along with Ross Tyner and some of his Library Services faculty attended the early morning event.

Once school started, Derek Lundy, nominated and short-listed for the Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize  with his book Borderlands, delivered a talk about his big and his travels and spend some time speaking with students afterward.

A big thanks to our BC Book Prizes authors for visiting us this year and in their behalf the KSS Library has made a contribution toward the students third world literacy project.

The writer George Bowering puts the pro in prolific.

At 75, the poet, critic, playwright, essayist and novelist continues to crank out works of merit with astonishing regularity.

He is “author of about a bazillion books,” notes New Star Books, one of his several houses, “virtually all of them good-to-excellent.”

On Thursday, he will receive the Lieutenant-Governor’s Award for Literary Excellence, an honour bestowed in part for his “remarkable literary output.”

He has more than 80 titles to his credit, and counting.

In the past 18 months, he has had published The Box (a collection of stories); Horizontal Surfaces (criticism); A Little Black Strap (a chapbook); My Darling Nellie Grey (a book-length poem); and, The Heart Does Break, an anthology of Canadian writing on grief and mourning co-edited with his wife, Jean Baird….more(GlobeMail)

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