Finalists have been announced for the 2022 BC Independent Book Awards and we are thrilled that Emily Carr’s BC: Book 2: Northern BC & Haida Gwaii is on the list. Winners will be announces on October 14 at the Whistler Writers Festival.
Delighted to announce that Emily Carr’s BC: Northern BC & Haida Gwaii has been shortlisted for the Whistler Independent Book Awards.
This is my personal favourite of the Emily Carr’s BC trilogy. It deals with only a few weeks of Emily life during the summers of 1912 and 1928. Yet her experiences on these two northern journeys reveal a great deal about Emily’s character and motivation, and contributed enormously to the material for her art and writing.
My own journey was both illuminating and poignant.
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.