BC Book Prize Soiree: Another wonderful party with great authors and prizes

BC Book Prize Soiree: Another wonderful party with great authors and prizes


Saturday night, April 22, at the Crush Champagne Lounge, the BC Book
Prizes held their annual soiree with lots of guest authors and silent
auction prizes.  Many of this year's nominated authors were in
attendance and the winners will be announced next week at the Marriot
Pinnacle Hotel on April 29th.  This soiree party helped to kick
off BC Book and Magazine Week in Vancouver.

Click here for the Finalists for the BC Book Prizes:
http://www.bcbookprizes.ca/finalists06.htm


Stan Perskey is a finalist for the Hubert Evans non-fiction prize for
his book, “The Short Version: An ABC Book.”  I first met Stan
while I was taking courses in Political Studies at Capilano College in
the 1980's.  He was an amazing instructor, and I learned a lot
about critical thinking and writing from him, as well as political
activism (photo Deb Martin).


Roxanne has written an interesting book about a gay man who is Filipino
and a dancer.  She is now looking for a publisher.  I told
her I would introduce her to the Asian Canadian Writers' Workshop
(photo Deb Martin).


The BC Book Prize soiree is a great place to meet lots of interesting
people.  Tini and Roxanne are a daughter-mother creative
team.  Tini is a visual artist, while Roxanne writes.  Annie
and Amanda are also writers who are now interested in dragon boats,
since I told them about the Gung Haggis Fat Choy dragon boat
team.  I think I have to write a book about dragon boats now.
(photo Deb Martin).

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