Today I had the privilege of talking about Emily Carr’s BC with the people of Smithers, as the guest of Sheila Peters on her hour-long CICK radio show “In the Shadow of the Mountain.” It brought back such great memories of my travels along Highway 16. Click here for the podcast.
So much appreciate this mention for Emily Carr’s BC in the most respected book related journal in the province (and a lot farther afield). Really, check out BC BookWorld for excellent articles and all the scoop on new releases.
Wonderful review of Emily Carr’s BC: Book Two: Northern BC & Haida Gwaii in today’s Victoria Times Colonist.
If you’re going to be in Victoria on September 17, I’d love to see you at Emily Carr House. Great opportunity to chat about Emily and her travels, with readings from Book Two of the trilogy, Emily Carr’s BC: Northern BC & Haida Gwaii. This terrific event is hosted by Jan Ross, curator of Emily Carr House, with free admission sponsored by the Victoria Foundation as part of their Victoria Foundation Day. I’m delighted to be talking about Emily’s travels against the backdrop of Jen Burgess’ art in her exhibition “on a Tangent Tear.”
Hope to see you there.
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One of the best things about book signing events is meeting up with old friends you haven’t seen for awhile, especially when they’ve gone to a lot of trouble to attend. Another great thing is being hosted by great independent bookstores like Mosaic Books in Kelowna. Of course, the biggest highlight is getting to talk to a whole lot of people about Emily Carr’s BC.
Delighted to announce the launch of Book Two in the Emily Carr’s BC trilogy. This time I follow Emily on the path of her great northern expeditions of 1912 and 1928, both of which followed pivotal developments in her career and which featured so large in her work – then and in later years. Travelling through Northern BC’s Skeena and Naas River country and the islands of Haida Gwaii, I met amazing and talented people, marvelled at unparalleled scenery and came away wanting to return.
Super happy that this photo of Nuu-chah-nulth dancer, Timmy Masso, from the Pacific Rim chapter of Emily Carr’s BC (Book One): Vancouver Island, was awarded Gold for Best People Photo of 2015 by TMAC, the Travel Media Association of Canada. Timmy, who is wearing a kingfisher mask carved by his brother (artist-to-watch Hjalmer Westob), performed a segment of a dance that tells the background story of his family. Thanks to Emily Carr leading me on the most fascinating journey’s around British Columbia, I met the brothers at the Kwisitis Visitor Centre at Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. It is a tremendous honour to be recognized with my ninth TMAC award.
More exciting news for Emily Carr’s BC: Vancouver Island – named a Finalist in the 2015 North American Travel Journalist (NATJA) Awards for Best Travel Book or Guide. Other finalists include Moon Guidebooks: Havana, and National Geographic Traveler: Panama. I’m thrilled to see a Canadian destination being honoured and delighted at the company Little White Publishing is keeping.