Speaking in Tongues
While writers living in exile have much to say, they often lack a space to be heard. Speaking in Tongues offers the personal reflections of writers in exile — many now living in Canada — as they engage with and interrogate the act of translation.
As one writer living in exile has said, “Crossing borders, one after another, is a bloody devastating experience, but an experience done and over. Translating the self into another self through another vocabulary is what we face, right after we have finished the crossing. It is the last border, and it is invisible. And it is there during the ‘translation’ period that we slip away.
The Great Divide
The Great Divide documents artist Ernie Kroeger's 10-year obsession with the Great Divide, a major North American watershed. The book includes high-quality reproductions of Kroeger's panoramic photographs, as well as his personal writings and historical research, presenting an unusual exploration of the much-photographed Canadian Rockies. Accompanied by Alberto Manguel's literary reading of Kroeger's work, The Great Divide should appeal to members of the artistic and literary communities, as well as people interested in mountain landscapes and culture.
For well over 25 years, writers from around the world have spent time at The Banff Centre, some in programs and others in self-directed residencies. During this time, some of Canada's finest writers have visited the retreat with lasting effects on their work and careers. Intersections brings together fiction and poetry from 34 Canadian, American, and British writers who have all worked independently at The Banff Centre's Leighton Studios, gathering the threads of an unique creative community, bringing together remarkable intersections of setting, story, tone, and character.
Introduction by Robert Kroetsch
In this second collection from The Banff Centre's Writing Studio program, fourty-one alumni add their voices to the bedrock of Canada's literary landscape.
New Moon at Batoche
The essays in New Moon at Batoche look back at 30 years of western Canadian identity and alienation through literature, politics, history, and personal confession.
In honour of the twentieth anniversary of the Literary Journalism Program at the Banff Centre, Cabin Fever celebrates two decades of writing with thirteen of the finest creative non-fiction pieces written by program participants.
Beyond Words offers the eclectic musings of a group of translators from eight countries working in seven languages specializing in a variety of genres, translating both contemporary authors and the modern world’s great classics. Their ruminations on the world that lies “beyond words” make for fascinating reading for lovers of literature near and far.
Euphoria & Dystopia
This publication is a compendium of some of the most visionary thinking about art and technology to have taken place in the last few decades.
Based on the research of the Banff New Media Institute from 1995 to 2005, the book celebrates the belief that the creative and cultural sector, in collaboration with scientists and humanists, have a critical role to play in developing participatory technologies that work toward human betterment. Included with the book, is a DVD based on the electronic journal produced at Banff—HorizonZero, documenting BNMI events and co-productions.
Languages of Our Land/Langues de notre terre
Languages of Our Land/Langues de notre terre is a collection of poems and stories by twelve emerging and established Indigenous writers living in Quebec and writing in French.
Translated by Christelle Morelli
These writers all participated in either the Aboriginal Emerging Writers Program (now the Indigenous Writing Program) at The Banff Centre, funded by the Canada Council for the Arts, or the francophone chapter of this program, Programme à l'intention d'écrivains autochtones en début de carrière, in Quebec. The writing within Languages is presented in English translation alongside the French original and interlaced with words in the writers’ ancestral Indigenous languages—Innu-aimun, Wendat, Cree, and Algonquin—glossed at the end of the anthology.