Another Busy Spring! A round-up of news and links.

Shelagh Rogers interviewed Vivek Shraya on CBC’s The Next Chapter. It was a lively discussion centred on Vivek’s book, Next Time There’s a Pandemic.

Shelagh Rogers also interviewed Jane Cawthorne and Kinnie Starr on the show. They talked about Impact: Women Writing After Concussion. And then Alberta Views magazine ran a full-page review of the book, by Doreen Vanderstoop.

Stacey May Fowles reviewed Theresa Kishkan’s Blue Portugal and Other Essays in Quill & Quire.

Rasmuson Library presented a book discussion of Our Whole Gwich’in Way of Life Has Changed / Gwich’in K’yuu Gwiidandài’ Tthak Ejuk Gòonlih: Stories from the People of the Land with authors Sharon Snowshoe and Leslie McCartney. The discussion was recorded.

Edmonton Public Library hosted a panel discussion featuring Edmonton contributors to Situating Design in Alberta, as part of their Capital City in Conversation series.

Gavin Bradley read from his new book, Separation Anxiety, for Artbar. You can listen to it here.

Munro Books celebrated National Poetry Month with readings from three of British Columbia’s finest poets: Yvonne Blomer, Arleen Paré, and Michelle Poirier Brown (You Might Be Sorry You Read This). Michelle also read at an In/Verse Reading with Lesley-Anne Evans and Terence Young.

Theresa Kishkan joined host Megan Cole for Telling the Truth, an event with non-fiction writers, organized by the Federation of BC Writers.

Nancy Holmes launched Arborophobia with friends and colleagues in Kelowna.

And last but not least, Literary Cocktails was another highly successful event! This year featured readings by Gavin Bradley, Nancy Holmes, Theresa Kishkan, and Michelle Poirier Brown.