111 West Coast Literary Portraits

111 West Coast Literary Portraits

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111 West Coast Literary Portraits by Barry Peterson and Blaise Enright, features stunning black & white portraits of emerging, mid-career and well-known writers who live (and died) in BC, along with excerpts of text by each writer.

Photographers, Barry Peterson and Blaise Enright began documenting writers in their home environment in 1998. Included in the book are; Alice Munro, Joy Kogawa, Bill Deverell, Gurjinder Basran, Phyllis Webb, Roy Miki, P.K. Page, Greg Scofield, Wade Compton, Ronald Wright, Jack Hodgins, Evelyn Lau, the late Jane Rule, Al Purdy, Eric Nicol, Robin Blaser and many more. Peterson and Enrights rare photographs became part of a travelling show titled Lit Happens that was exhibited at the Vancouver International Writers Festival, The Pendulum Gallery, Word on the Street, BC Book Prizes, SFU Reckoning Conference, Comox Valley Art Gallery, BC Hydro, and the Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts. In 111 West Coast Literary Portraits, all photographs have been taken with B&W film and printed as fibre-based archivally processed prints, a time-consuming process that is used very rarely in this instant and disposable digital age. Peterson says, Film photos have a depth to them that digital cant duplicate.

WRITERS:David Watmough, Stan Persky, Greg Scofield, W.P. Kinsella, Barry Broadfoot, Joe Rosenblatt, Marilyn Dumont, Sharon Thesen, Robin Blaser, George Bowering, Larissa Lai, Meredith Quartermain, Daphne Marlatt, Susan Musgrave, Patrick Lane, Lorna Crozier, Alan Twigg, Morris Panych, Jean Barman, Edith Iglauer, Theresa Kishkan, John Pass, Peter Trower, Jack Hodgins, Bill Richardson, Jane Rule, Howard White, Jim Christy, Andreas Schroeder, Al Purdy, Max Wyman, Doug Beardsley, P.K. Page, Stephen Reid, Bud Osborne, Phinder Dulai, Rita Wong, Bill Deverell, bill bissett, Eric Nichol, Rachel Wyatt, Marilyn Bowering, Patricia Young, George Stanley, Brian Brett, Phyllis Webb, Mona Fertig, Jamie Reid, Wade Compton, Goh Poh Seng, Linda Rogers, Joy Kogawa, Anne Cameron , Evelyn Lau, Alice Munro, Vera Manual, Marie Clements, Tim Lander, Keith Harrison, Colin Angus/Julie Angus, Sheila Munro, Caroline Woodward, Paula Wild/Rick James, Des Kennedy, Amanda Hale, Roy Miki, Maxine Gadd, Joanne Arnott, Pauline Holdstock, Taiaiake Alfred, Marion Farrant, Katherine Gordon, George Szanto, Kim Goldberg, Mairuth Sarsfield, Peter Such, Eve Joseph, Patrick Friesen, George McWhirter, Gurjinder Basran, Kate Braid, Betsy Warland, Daniela Elza, Irene Howard, Ajmer Rode, Fred Wah, George Fetherling, Norma Charles, Trevor Carolan, Hadani Ditmars, Derek Lundy, Ronald Wright, Kathy Page, Arthur Black, Chris Arnett, Peter Levitt, Shirley Graham, Pearl Luke, Robert Hilles, Evelyn White, Joanne Bealy, Diana Hayes, Sandi Johnson, Charlotte Gill, Caroline Adderson, Claudia Cornwall.

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111 West Coast Literary Portraits by Barry Peterson and Blaise Enright features rare portraits of emerging, midcareer and well-known writers who have lived in B.C., accompanied by excerpts of their writing. In 1997 Barry Peterson and Blaise Enright became obsessively curious about the characters behind the novels and poetry written by British Columbian authors and began photographing them. They travelled the Coast and Gulf Islands for 6 years seeking the famous and infamous. They shot over 50 portraits in black and white to contrast the colourful nature of each writer and to minimize visual distraction from the "character" of each. They took pictures of writers in their personal space, where they were less inhibited, resulting in intimate portraits of B.C.'s best, most honoured, as well as emerging, literary talent. Introduction by Alan Twigg.

Authors in the book:

Caroline Adderson, Taiaiake Alfred, Colin Angus, Julie Angus, Chris Arnett, Joanne Arnott, Jean Barman, Gurjinder Basran, Joanne Bealy, Thomas R. Berger, Bill Bissett, Arthur Black, Robin Blaser, George Bowering, Marilyn Bowering, Kate Braid, Brian Brett, Barry Broadfoot, Anne Cameron, Trevor Carolan, Norma Charles, Jim Christy, Marie Clements, Wayde Compton, Claudia Cornwall, Lorna Crozier, William Deverell, Hadani Ditmars, Phinder Dulai, Marilyn Dumont, Daniela Elza, M.A.C. Farrant, Mona Fertig, George Fetherling, Patrick Friesen, Maxine Gadd, Charlotte Gill, Terry Glavin, Kim Goldberg, Katherine Palmer Gordon, Shirley Graham, R. W. Gray, Amanda Hale, Keith Harrison, Diana Hayes, Robert Hilles, Jack Hodgins, Pauline Holdstock, Irene Howard, Edith Iglauer, Rick James, Sandi Johnson, Eve Joseph, Des Kennedy, W.P. Kinsella, Theresa Kishkan, Joy Kogawa, Larissa Lai, Tim Lander, Patrick Lane, Evelyn Lau, Peter Levitt, Pearl Luke, Derek Lundy, Vera Manuel, Daphne Marlatt, George McWhirter, Roy Miki, Alice Munro, Sheila Munro, Susan Musgrave, Peter C. Newman, Eric Nicol, Bud Osborn, Kathy Page, P.K. Page, Morris Panych, John Pass, Stan Persky, Al Purdy, Meredith Quartermain, Jamie Reid, Stephen Reid, Bill Richardson, Lisa Robertson, Ajmer Rode, Linda Rogers, Joe Rosenblatt, Jane Rule, Mairuth Sarsfield, Andreas Schroeder, Gregory Scofield, Goh Poh Seng, Doris Shadbolt, George Stanley, Robert Strandquist, Peter Such, George Szanto, Timothy Taylor, Sharon Thesen, Peter Trower, Alan Twigg, Fred Wah, Betsy Warland, David Watmough, Phyllis Webb, Evelyn C. White, Howard White, Paula Wild, Rita Wong, Caroline Woodward, Ronald Wright, Rachel Wyatt, Max Wyman, Patricia Young.

Publisher: Salt Spring Island, BC : Mother Tongue Pub., 2012
Description: 256 p. : ports. ; 26 cm
ISBN: 9781896949239
Branch Call Number: 810.99711 Pet
Additional Contributors: Enright, Blaise, 1949-


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