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.
An eclectic and entertaining journey through 75 years of The Banff Centre, Inspiring Creativity features essays, short stories, poetry, art works, photography, set designs, musical scores, and in-depth interviews with some of our greatest performers. Visually sumptuous and intellectually provocative, Inspiring Creativity is a beautiful and lasting legacy of the national and international influence of The Banff Centre.
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.
Science, She Loves Me
Science is often perceived as the cool pursuit of objective knowledge, yet most scientists will tell you that it was a personal experience that attracted them to their field of choice. Science, She Loves Me is a powerful and engaging collection for science educators and communicators about how to communicate more effectively, more creatively, and more passionately, about science. This unique miscellany includes ideas, discussions, and methods for sharing the joys of science with both students and the public. Through the use of text and images, Science, She Loves Me looks at the way science is used, expressed, and explored by individuals, artists, scientists, and teachers, from cafes and classrooms all the way to theatre stages and Hollywood.
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.
Rock, Paper, Fire
This anthology represents some of the best stories to emerge from The Banff Centre's Mountain and Wilderness Writing Program—a range of risk-taking that includes a mad solo ascent of The Troll Wall in Norway, a hair-raising Himalayan climb with the great Ueli Steck, a melancholy journey through Ireland’s County Donegal, and a sailor’s soul-expanding voyage down the coast of the Baja.