Liz Snell

By Liz Snell It’s not often that invasive ivy, clumsy penguins, and cheap reproductions of famous paintings get to hang out together. At “CNF Night in Canada”, a precursor to WordsThaw, The Malahat Review’s annual literary symposium, the three non-fiction readers (Malea Acker, Jay Ruzesky, and Madeline Sonik) respectively covered each topic. In the basement […]

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By Liz Snell Bruce Kirkby looks like a typical surfer dude: tall and tan, with a ready smile and grown-out blond hair. The Kimberley, B.C. writer, explorer, and photographer is certainly familiar with the ocean; he recently paddle- boarded from Vancouver to Victoria over four days, enlisting a high school student to film the trip. […]

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Photo credit: Kevin Doyle Review by Liz Snell “They say real men don’t cry – that’s crap.” Photographer Ted Grant, 84, wasn’t afraid to get emotional in front of a packed auditorium during the launch of his life’s biography. Grant’s biographer, UVic graduate Thelma Fayle, met Grant as his student at Camosun College. Years later, […]

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By Liz Snell Emily McGiffin’s bright-eyed, earnest face contained no pretension. She spoke her poems with confident resonance, but also vulnerability, as if they were letters written to a close friend, not intended for everyone else in the room. She seems like the kind of person you’d meet in a small town or on a […]

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Sofa Sitters of Victoria Exhibition. Showed September 12-24, 2013 at the Art Centre at Cedar Hill– CACGV Main Gallery, 3220 Cedar Hill Road. View Durrand’s work at http://www.dianadurrand.com/ Reviewed By Liz Snell Two older women stare at the framed photographs in the gallery. “Sure is different,” one comments. “What a funny idea.” “That’s our church!” the other points […]

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