BC Book Prizes Online Auction - Closes Today!

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The BC Book Prizes are holding a fundraising online auction, which ends today. There are a lot of great prizes (and some outright steals) still available on the site, including a back-stage pass to the Vancouver Writers' Fest (#3), a bill bissett painting (#15), a MacLeod's gift certificate (#21), and an SFU Continuing Studies gift certificate (a writing class on the cheap - #40).

My personal favourite (I helped organize it, so I'm biased) is a coffee and poetry prize pack: 52 coffees and 52 poems throughout 2017. The coffee shop is in North Vancouver (Echo Cafe on Lonsdale), so North Van folk will be particularly interested (or, you know, enjoy a weekend SeaBus excursion every week or two), and the poems are, well, fantastic! Contributors include:

Juliane Okot Bitek, Kate Braid, Kayla Czaga, Marita Dachsel, Ruth Daniell, Daniela Elza, Raoul Fernandes, Adrienne Gruber, Aislinn Hunter, Elena Johnson, Fiona Tinwei Lam, Curtis LeBlanc, Daphne Marlatt, Susan McCaslin, Miranda Pearson, Shazia Hafiz Ramji, Rachel Rose, Bren Simmers, Sandy Shreve, Kevin Spenst, Rob Taylor and Diane Tucker.

I'm exhausted just typing it up - but don't worry, you'll get a whole year to read them!

Check out the online auction site today - and good luck!

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