Vancouver Island

Georgia Straight

Georgia Straight travel editor Carolyn Ali featured Emily Carr’s BC in a July 29 article on solo women travellers.

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CBC On the Island

I was delighted to share some of my Emily Carr experiences with the listeners of CBC Radio On the Island. I taped the interview from the Kelowna studio yesterday and it aired this morning.

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Emily Carr House Curator’s Pick: Emily Carr’s BC Honoured

2B9A3838Jan Ross, curator of Emily Carr House in Victoria (and all-around Emily guru) has informed me that Emily Carr’s BC: Vancouver Island is not only being carried in the historic site’s gift shop, but is also being honoured as a “curator’s pick.”

In her message, Ms. Ross said, “The book is wonderful… Not only is it a great read but it surpasses being a helpful and well illustrated travel guide into a sojurn of research and insight into Carr herself. I love your use of her own words as a way to engage your reader and illuminate the journey.”

In a later Facebook post she added, “Laurie’s new book Emily Carr’s BC is my Curator’s Choice for our visitors. It is a wonderful read and so insightful and well researched.”

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CBC Radio West Interview

IMG_0092-1Last Friday I had the pleasure of talking with Josh Pagé (sitting in for Rebecca Zandbergen) on CBC Radio West about Emily Carr’s BC. This is me with Josh in the studio, trying to quell my nerves. If you’ve got 7 min/12 sec and you’re so inclined, you can here the whole interview.

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Emily Carr’s BC – Preview

ECBC-Cover-e1428872674673We’re in final countdown to the release of Emily Carr’s BC: Vancouver Island. For a quick preview click here.

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Emily Carr’s BC: Vancouver Island

ECBC Cover 300Emily Carr was an epic traveller. She covered more than 20,000 kilometres in British Columbia during a time when women rarely set off on their own — certainly not with the intention of visiting remote aboriginal villages. While this wanderlust and fearless sense of adventure fuelled her reputation as an eccentric, it also propelled her to become the artist and author we revere today.

Laurie Carter set out to rediscover Vancouver Island by following Carr’s path, delving into the home life, landscapes and First Nations traditions that shaped the woman and her work. Emily Carr’s B.C.: Vancouver Island is a personal journey to a new perspective, an exploration of Vancouver Island’s best-loved destinations and all-but-unknown outposts, and a fresh take on evolving life in this province.

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