Okanagan Art

The Heart of the Okanagan: The Summer Book

It’s only two days until the Okanagan launch of The Summer Book on July 13, at the Vernon Public Library. We’ll gather with you at 7 pm. Sarah de Leeuw, Trevor Carolan and I will be there to read for you, as well as the acclaimed Okanagan poet Kerry Gilbert, and more.

Here is one of the  posts from Okanagan Okanogan, which led to my essay in the book, The Neon Bees of the Sun.” If you come to the reading, you’ll here how this image was made and how it is the heart of the grasslands.

Sacred Palouse Falls


A new collection of creative non-fiction
by twenty-four BC writers

Due: June 2017
6.5 x 8.5 * 232 pages * paperback
Includes linocuts, drawings, watercolours and etchings by Gary Sim,
Peter Haase and Briony Penn
978-1-896949-61-1 * paperback * $24.95

“I have only to break into the tightness of a strawberry, and I see summer – its dust and lowering skies.” –Toni Morrison

“In summer, the song sings itself.”— William Carlos Williams

Focusing on the joys of summer, The Summer Book features new and previously unpublished creative non-fiction by twenty-four acclaimed British Columbia writers: warm and wonderful tales, meditations on nature, summer memories, humour and seasonal anticipations. The Summer Book – a refreshing collection readers can relax and dip into, anytime of year. A small positive treasure in this complex crazy century.

Authors: Luanne Armstrong, Kate Braid, Brian Brett, Anne Cameron, Trevor Carolan, Claudia Cornwall,  Daniela Elza, Carla Funk, Jane Eaton Hamilton, Eve Joseph, Des Kennedy, Theresa Kishkan, Chelene Knight, Fiona Tinwei Lam, Grant Lawrence, J.J. Lee, Sarah de Leeuw, Peter Levitt, Christine Lowther, Pearl Luke, Susan McCaslin, Briony Penn, D.C. Reid and Harold Rhenisch.


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  1. Congratulations on having your work in this book – I wish I was in the area, for the reading. I’ll be closer soon though – I’m heading east and north this morning, to the Kootenays for a few days. I bet I can find the book at a store in Nelson. Can’t wait to see the landscape – I only regret that we won’t have more time to explore further.


    • The Kootenays are great, too. It’s a great place to view the continental collisions that have made this land, and the waters that lie between old island chains and pretend to be lakes, the sly, beautiful things that they are!


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