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.
Jan 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.”
Last 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.