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Arigato, Tokyo

Publication Date: 
November 01, 2013
Genre: 
Plays
Theatre
Authors: 
Daniel MacIvor
Publisher: 
Playwrights Canada Press & Banff Centre Press

On a publicity tour in Japan, Carl, a Canadian author, finds himself falling in love amidst the sacred stages of Noh theatre and the seedy dance clubs in Tokyo, wired on cocaine and sake. His object of affection is the young, seductive actor, Yori, but the affair becomes complicated when Carl’s translator and Yori’s sister, Nushi, becomes entranced with him. As his tour continues, he straddles the fragmentary place between two cultures—one of individuality and directness, the other of tradition and formality—and uncovers the dualities that exist in life and love. Based on The Tale of Genji, one of the world’s oldest pieces of literature, MacIvor’s script takes us into the centre of a clandestine Japan as experienced by the visiting outsider.

Armstrong’s War

Publication Date: 
September 01, 2014
Genre: 
Plays
Theatre
Authors: 
Colleen Murphy
Department: 
Banff Centre Press
Publisher: 
Playwrights Canada Press & Banff Centre Press

After suffering an injury during a tour of Afghanistan, Michael, a young soldier, is recovering in the rehabilitation wing of a hospital. The last thing he wants is to spend time with a twelve-year-old girl, but Halley, a spirited Pathfinder and self-described “reading fiend,” is eager to earn her community service badge. The pair is at odds from the start, but they find a shared interest in The Red Badge of Courage, the classic American Civil War novel, which spurs them to reveal their own stories. As their friendship grows, uncomfortable truths are exposed and questioned, redefining the meaning of courage and heroism.

Before and After the I-Bomb An artist in the information environment

Genre: 
Art
Cultural Studies
Media Studies
Theory & Criticism
Authors: 
Tom Sherman
Publisher: 
Banff Centre Press

There was a time, not too long ago, when people wrote letters (and mailed them), picked up the phone and spoke to people (not voice mail systems), and considered whether to invest in expensive new "fax" technology as a means of speeding up communication. Children went outside to play games that didn't require a console and screen, schools bought books, and computers filled entire floors of some offices. In less than twenty years, our homes, schools, cars, workplaces, and leisure activities have been revolutionized by the onslaught of technology.

Beyond the Box Diverging Curatorial Practices

Genre: 
Art
Best Sellers
Cultural Studies
Literary Non-Fiction
Literature
Editors: 
Melanie Townsend
Publisher: 
Banff Centre Press

The white cube — it’s a vision of the gallery museum that has dominated thinking and practice in the art world for decades. Beyond the Box: Diverging Curatorial Practices is a collection of essays by leading Canadian and international curators and artists that explores regions of practice outside this "cube," delving into contemporary challenges to traditional ideas about art and curating.

With four main topics of inquiry — Publications, New Media, Biennials, and Art Museums Today — Beyond the Box captures groundbreaking thinking and writing from some of the world’s top curator’s and artists. It exposes the passion, creativity, and determination behind successes such as the publications of the Hoopoe-Curatorial, and installations like The Universal Lab, as well as critical commentary documenting the collapse of the 2000 São Paulo Biennial.

Beyond Words Translating the World

Genre: 
Anthologies
Literature
Translation
Writing and Communications
Editors: 
Susan Ouriou
Publisher: 
Banff Centre Press

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.

Cabin Fever The best new Canadian Fiction

Genre: 
Anthologies
Literary Non-Fiction
Literature
Editors: 
Moira Farr and Ian Pearson
with an Introduction by Marni Jackson
Publisher: 
Thomas Allen Publishers

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.

Dancing Bodies, Living Histories New writings about dance and culture

Genre: 
Dance
Performing Arts
Editors: 
Anne Flynn and Lisa Doolittle
Publisher: 
Banff Centre Press

Dancing Bodies, Living Histories highlights significant new directions in dance studios, showing how dance leaps across disciplinary boundaries and divisions between the academe and cultural practice. Touching upon history, cultural studies, film, and queer studies, Dancing Bodies links dance to other studies in the humanities and social sciences.

Dancing in Thin Air Looking back on sixty years of dance at The Banff Centre

Genre: 
Dance
Performing Arts
Authors: 
Brian Macdonald
Editors: 
Carol Anderson
Publisher: 
Banff Centre Press

Internationally renowned choreographer Brian Macdonald first came to teach dance at The Banff Centre in 1960. Dancing in Thin Air is a recollection of the stories, the people, and the ballets that have made The Banff Centre recognized worldwide for its summer dance programs. Full of pictures, anecdotes, and insights, Dancing in Thin Air will appeal to everyone who has had anything to do with dance!

Digitopia Blues Race, Technology and the American Voice

Genre: 
Art
Cultural Studies
Media Studies
Theory & Criticism
Authors: 
John Sobol
Publisher: 
Banff Centre Press

A lyrical analysis of the intersections between poetic speech and music, intertwined with the history of black/white relations in America.

Digitopia Blues is a fluid narrative about orality and literacy — their individual histories, and their blended futures. Musician and poet John Sobol pinpoints the African American struggle to find a language of revolutionary power through orality and music, as well as the literate poet’s impulse to transcend the printed page. Then he locates literacy and orality in the new digital media, in rap, in rave, and even in Napster. Sobol’s book is intertwined with the stories of the blues, jazz, and rock ‘n’ roll, the powerful world of the printed word, and the potential dangers and advantages that digital communications technologies offer people of colour.

Euphoria & Dystopia The Banff New Media Institute dialogues

Publication Date: 
February 01, 2012
Genre: 
Anthologies
Art
Cultural Studies
Media Studies
Editors: 
Sara Diamond and Sarah Cook
Publisher: 
Banff Centre Press

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.


First Chapter The Canadian Writers Photography Project

Genre: 
Art
Photography
Authors: 
Don Denton
Publisher: 
Banff Centre Press

In 1996, photographer Don Denton set out to create a photographic archive of Canadian authors. First Chapter collects a sampling of his project to date, including well-known writers such as Margaret Atwood, George Bowering, Karen Connelly, and Michael Turner, as well as newer faces on the Canadian writing scene. Each of the 50 photographs is paired with a statement about the writing life from the profiled author, with advice that ranges from quirky, tongue-in-cheek quips to serious contemplations of the creative process. Sometimes puzzling, sometimes practical, and sometimes funny, First Chapter shows the faces of CanLit in a revealing light.

First Writes

Genre: 
Anthologies
Literature
Editors: 
Kelley Aitken
Sue Goyette
and Barbara Scott
Publisher: 
Banff Centre Press

It's one thing to sign on for the long and lonely apprenticeship that is the life of a writer; most writers have, or eventually develop, a certain talent for that kind of solitude. But when it comes time to approaching publishers, and, if accepted, embarking on contract negotiation, editing, launching, and publicizing that first book, the experience of crossing the line from private to public space can be daunting - even overwhelming. The editors of this anthology have survived their first-time publishing experiences. Afterward, they found themselves asking: With all the books out there about how to be an effective writer, why hasn't somebody published a book about this transition?  

The Great Divide Photographs from the Canadian Rockies

Genre: 
Anthologies
Art
Photography
Authors: 
Ernie Kroeger
Publisher: 
Banff Centre Press

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.

Hall of Mirrors Museums and the Canadian Public

Genre: 
Art
Art History
Cultural Studies
Curatorial
Authors: 
Robyn Gillam
Publisher: 
Banff Centre Press

Hall of Mirrors is not an academic work, neither is it journalism ... I have not held back from speculation. I recognize that some of the views expressed here are odd, if not downright eccentric, but they are all my own, and I take full responsibility for them." With this intriguing opening, author Robyn Gillam launches into a richly researched, engaging history of museums that ranges from ancient Greece to Canada's Royal Ontario Museum, Glenbow, and Museum of Civilization. Unafraid to take a strong stand, Gillam points to class, race, and gender biases that have maintained a wall around many of Canada's largest public museums.

Inspiring Creativity

Genre: 
Cultural Studies
Editors: 
Bernadette McDonald
with a Foreword by Mary E. Hofstetter
Publisher: 
Banff Centre Press

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.

Intersections Fiction and Poetry from The Banff Centre for the Arts

Genre: 
Anthologies
Literature
Editors: 
Edna Alford and Rhea Tregebov
Publisher: 
Banff Centre Press

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

Languages of Our Land/Langues de notre terre

Publication Date: 
June 01, 2014
Genre: 
Anthologies
Featured
Literature
Translation
Editors: 
Susan Ouriou
Publisher: 
Banff Centre Press

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.    

My Mother is an Alien

Genre: 
Art
Cultural Studies
Media Studies
Theory & Criticism
Authors: 
George Melnyk
Publisher: 
Banff Centre Press

How do we connect to film on a personal level? Written by critically-acclaimed Alberta author George Melnyk, My Mother is an Alien brings autobiographical responses to film, daringly exposing the author’s personal insights, beliefs, and sensitivities. An introduction and ten essays explore Canadian and international film. Essays delve into such films as Leolo, Last Night, Clearcut, and, as the title implies, Alien.

New Moon at Batoche Reflections on the urban prairie

Genre: 
Anthologies
Literature
Authors: 
George Melnyk
Publisher: 
Banff Centre Press

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.

Ode au Corps Une Histoire de Danse

Genre: 
Dance
Performing Arts
Editors: 
Brian Webb
Publisher: 
Banff Centre Press

Raising Frankenstein Curatorial Education and Its Discontents

Genre: 
Art
Cultural Studies
Editors: 
Kitty Scott
Publisher: 
Walter Phillips Gallery and Koenig Books Ltd.

Raising Frankenstein: Curatorial Education and Its Discontents presents compelling new writing that explores the education and formation of curators. Edited by Kitty Scott and including essays by Barbara Fischer, Teresa Gleadowe, Francesco Manacorda, Cuauhtémoc Medina, and Lourdes Morales, this book offers an overview of recent thinking on curatorial pedagogy, designed to elucidate, define and build on current debates surrounding this subject. The questions posed here are timely and provocative.

Reflections in a Dancing Eye Investigating the artist's role in Canadian society

Genre: 
Cultural Studies
Performing Arts
Editors: 
Joysanne Sidimus and Carol Anderson
Publisher: 
Banff Centre Press

Featuring 48 prominent Canadians — artists, politicians, scientists, academics, and business leaders, Reflections in a Dancing Eye: Investigating the Artist's Role in Canadian Society is a timely look at the role of the artist in Canadian society. Part conversation, part memoir, each unique reply begins from the same set of questions.

The Responsive Body The Language of Contemporary Dance

Genre: 
Dance
Performing Arts
Editors: 
Brian Webb
Publisher: 
Banff Centre Press

In this English edition, choreographer, teacher, and artistic producer of the Canada Dance Festival, Brian Webb, encourages everyone in the dance community to speak about dance and the dance experience in this bilingual offering of eight essays on contemporary dance in Canada.

Restorying Indigenous Leadership: Wise Practices in Community Development, 2nd Edition

Publication Date: 
April 15, 2015
Genre: 
Anthologies
Cultural Studies
Featured
Literary Non-Fiction
Editors: 
Cora Voyageur
Laura Brearley
and Brian Calliou with foreword by Brett Wilson
Publisher: 
Banff Centre Press

Right to Dance Dancing for Rights

Genre: 
Dance
Performing Arts
Editors: 
Naomi W. Jackson
Publisher: 
Banff Centre Press

To date, no scholar has seriously examined the relation between dance and human rights. Yet in terms of human rights organizations, there appears to be intimate connections between dance and human rights issues. Such connections appear most frequently in the context of dance being used as a tool for inciting people to violence, as a means is of humiliation, and as a means of uniting communities in times of hardship. Dance is often employed as a nationalistic propaganda tool, as a means of healing individuals and groups after traumatic events, and as a powerful form of theatrical expression and education by artists/choreographers who have undergone or witnessed gross violations of human rights.

The ways that dancing, as an embodied, highly sensual, and sexually charged activity exposes inconsistencies and abuses in human rights are myriad. This anthology examines the intersection of dance and human rights.

Rip Rap Fiction and Poetry from The Banff Centre for the Arts

Genre: 
Anthologies
Literature
Editors: 
Edna Alford
Rhea Tregebov
and Don McKay
Publisher: 
Banff Centre Press

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.

Rock, Paper, Fire The Best of Mountain and Wilderness Writing

Publication Date: 
October 01, 2013
Genre: 
Best Sellers
Featured
Mountain Wilderness Writing
Editors: 
Marni Jackson and Tony Whittome
with an Introduction by Charlotte Gill
Publisher: 
Banff Centre Press (Out of Print)

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.  

Science, She Loves Me

Publication Date: 
April 01, 2012
Genre: 
Best Sellers
Instruction
Writing and Communications
Editors: 
Mary Anne Moser
Department: 
Banff Centre Press
Publisher: 
Banff Centre Press

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. 

Second Chapter The Canadian Writers Photography Project

Genre: 
Photography
Authors: 
Don Denton
Publisher: 
Banff Centre Press

In 1996, photographer Don Denton set out to create a photographic archive of prominent Canadian authors. First Chapter: The Canadian Writers Photography Project collected a sampling of his project to date, including well-known writers such as Margaret Atwood, George Bowering, Karen Connelly, and Michael Turner, as well as newer faces on the Canadian writing scene. Due to the positive response to First Chapter, Don Denton offers a follow-up, pointing his lens at such Canadian authors as Douglas Coupland, Camilla Gibb, and Bill Richardson. Each of the fifty photographs is paired with a statement about the writing life from the profiled author. Advice ranges from quirky, tongue-in-cheek quips to serious contemplations of the creative process. Second Chapter shows the faces of CanLit in a revealing light.

The Shape of Content Creative Writing in Mathematics and Science

Genre: 
Anthologies
Literary Non-Fiction
Literature
Editors: 
Jan Zwicky
Marjorie Senecha
and Chandler Davis
Publisher: 
Banff Centre Press

This book is a collection of creative pieces—poems, short stories, essays, play excerpts—that give shape to mathematical and scientific content. This book portrays by example how various people work creatively with ideas from mathematics and other sciences.

Silke Otto-Knapp Present-time exercise

Genre: 
Art
Editors: 
Bernadette McDonald
Publisher: 
Banff Centre Press

This publication was published to coincide with exhibitions at Modern Art Oxford, Oxford, UK and Walter Philips Gallery, Banff, Alberta. This fully illustrated monograph surveys Otto-Knapp’s paintings from 2003 to the present.

Speaking in Tongues PEN Canada writers in exile

Genre: 
Anthologies
Literature
Editors: 
Maggie Helwig
Publisher: 
Banff Centre Press

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.

Spoken Word Workbook Inspiration from Poets who Teach

Thing Feigned or Imagined The Craft of Fiction

Genre: 
Anthologies
Instruction
Writing and Communications
Editors: 
Fred Stenson
Publisher: 
Banff Centre Press

Toward. Some. Air. Remarks on Poetics of Mad Affect, Militancy, Feminism, Demotic Rhythms, Emptying, Intervention, Reluctance, Indigeneity, Immediacy, Lyric Conceptualism, Commons, Pastoral Margins, Desire, Ambivalence, Disability, The Digital, and Other Practices

Country: 
Canada
Publication Date: 
April 15, 2015
Genre: 
Anthologies
Featured
New
Poetry
Editors: 
Fred Wah and Amy De'Ath
Publisher: 
Banff Centre Press

Toward. Some. Air. is a landmark collection of profiles of contemporary poets, statements, essays, conversations about contemporary poetry and poetic practice, and a few exemplary poems selected by up-and-coming poet and scholar Amy De’Ath and Governor General’s Award-winning, former Parliamentary Poet Laureate Fred Wah. The over 40 contributors to this anthology are renowned poets and academics from Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom.

Toward. Some. Air. is an open invitation to consider the various contours and meanings of Anglophone poetic practice, as a way of interpreting the world around us. An invaluable critical resource with unprecedented scope, this is a book that speaks to the future of contemporary poetics and writing poetry.

Voices From France

Genre: 
Performing Arts
Theatre
Editors: 
Maureen Labonté
Publisher: 
Banff Centre Press

Voices From France is the result of a rich collaboration between The Banff Centre, the Societé des auteurs et compositeurs dramatiques, supported by the French Embassy in Canada, and the Maison Antoine Vitez in France, and features English translations of five French contemporary plays. The exchange that begins at The Banff Centre between a playwright and a translator continues between the reader and the text, and the actor and the audience.  

Wild Theatre The History of One Yellow Rabbit

Genre: 
Performing Arts
Photography
Theatre
Authors: 
Martin Morrow
Publisher: 
Banff Centre Press

Adrienne Clarkson loves One Yellow Rabbit. The Kids in the Hall hang with them. Leonard Cohen sends them flowers. James Keegstra wants them locked away. They’ve been banned by the courts, shut down at Expo, feted in Australia and awarded in Scotland.

How did an avant-garde theatre of international calibre emerge from the suburbs of arch-conservative Calgary, land of ranchers, oil barons and urban cowboys? Why does it stay there in defiance of logic? And why does it insist on that childish name?

The World Upside Down / Le monde à l'envers

Genre: 
Art
Cultural Studies
Theory & Criticism
Authors: 
Richard William Hill
Publisher: 
Banff Centre Press

The world upside down is one in which the symbolic (usually ruling) order is turned on its head. It is a world visualized by artists where killer rabbits hunt humans and Superman is a hero of the Soviet Union. It is the Planet of the Apes as an allegory of racial discrimination. It is a place where Aboriginal North Americans dine alfresco at Edouard Manet's expense. This richly illustrated book portrays works of contemporary art and prose as examples of this powerful satiric creative impulse. Richard William Hill a context to the modern work presented in this volume with the history of this "art of inversion" in the visual arts of the Middle Ages and Early Modern periods. Far from an academic treatise, this lively collection of essays and art makes us assess our assumptions and acceptance of contemporary iconic images and texts.

The Edge of Everything Reflections on Curatorial Practice

Genre: 
Anthologies
Art
Art History
Best Sellers
Curatorial
Editors: 
Catherine Thomas
Publisher: 
Banff Centre Press

Few public venues exist for the contemplation of curatorial research and development in Canada, and there are even fewer forums for reflection by Canadian curators within an international context. The Edge of Everything is the result of a book project designed by Catherine Thomas to provide such a space for curators. It is a surprising collection of political, personal, quirky, and humorous commentary by Canadian and international curators on their individual practices. The collection is (as Canadian curator Ihor Holubizky writes) a “chain of incidents, heliocentric worlds at the edge of everything.”

Meltwater Fiction and Poetry from The Banff Centre

Genre: 
Anthologies
Art
Best Sellers
Literature
Poetry
Editors: 
Edna Alford
Don McKay
Rachel Wyatt
and Rhea Tregebov
Publisher: 
Banff Centre Press

In this first collection of poetry and short fiction from The Banff Centre's Writing Studio program, forty one of the program's most accomplished alumni are gathered in an unforgettable anthology.

Obsession, Compulsion, Collection On Objects, Display Culture and Interpretation

Genre: 
Art
Curatorial
Editors: 
Anthony Kiendl
Publisher: 
Banff Centre Press

Art museums and public galleries amass collections in order to preserve, document, research, and exhibit collective histories as a culture. Obsession, Compulsion, Collection is a compilation of essays by leading Canadian and International curators and artists who explore collecting as a cultural act. Examining the meaning of art objects in a broader context, the book seeks to uncover the human impulse to collect and the social context, rhetoric, politics, and science associated with cultural collections.

Questions of Community Artists, Audiences, Coalitions.

Genre: 
Art
Cultural Studies
Editors: 
Daina Augaitis
Lorne Falk
and Sylvie Gilbert.
Publisher: 
Banff Centre Press

Stronger artist alliances, skepticism about institutions, and awareness of new audiences have all contributed to a reevaluation of what works and what doesn't for artists striving towards social change. In this timely anthology, over twenty writers and artists share their experiences in a range of Canadian contexts. From First Nations coalitions to artist mentoring programs, important art projects are analyzed. Several theorists offer additional insights into the broader issues shaping activist art practices. Offering years of collective experience, this book is essential reading for understanding arts activism in Canada.

Ron Terada Who I Think I Am 1965-1975

Genre: 
Art
Editors: 
Helen Legg
Publisher: 
Banff Centre Press

Published to coincide with exhibitions at Ikon Gallery, Birmingham; Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, Toronto; and Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff; this publication covers the most comprehensive collection to date of work by Ron Terada. His work is fundamentally an acknowledgement of the existence of others, allowing us to dwell on the nature of the art world within wider cultural contexts. The appropriation we see here, of other people’s text, of other people’s design, of other people’s music, is not the result of some slack, dead-end postmodernism, but rather the outcome of a rare sensitivity and openness. His work is about the small differences that we all make, in any situation, simply by being alive. Essays by Cliff Lauson, Anne Low, and Tom McDonough.

Taking Risks Literary Journalism from the Edge

Genre: 
Anthologies
Art
Literary Non-Fiction
Literature
Editors: 
Barbara Moon and Don Obe
Publisher: 
Banff Centre Press

Each summer, The Banff Centre's Creative Non-Fiction and Cultural Journalism program takes in eight senior journalists and writers and charges them with a simple, if daunting task: Write about something you really care about. In this instalment of the Banff Centre Press's literary journalism series, participants push boundaries and arrive at some of their most passionate work.

Introduction by Michael Ignatieff

To Arrive Where You Are Literary Journalism from The Banff Centre

Genre: 
Anthologies
Literary Non-Fiction
Literature
Editors: 
Kim Echlin
Barbara Moon
and Don Obe
Publisher: 
Banff Centre Press

Each summer, The Banff Centre's Creative Non-Fiction and Cultural Journalism program takes in eight senior journalists and writers and charges them with a simple, if daunting task: Write about something you really care about. In this third instalment of the Banff Centre Press's literary journalism series, participants push boundaries and arrive at some of their most passionate work.  

Introduction by Alberto Ruy-Sanchez

Transference, Tradition, Technology Native New Media Exploring Visual and Digital Culture

Genre: 
Art
Editors: 
Dana Claxton
Stephen Loft
and Melanie Townsend
Publisher: 
Banff Centre Press

Transference, Tradition, Technology explores Canadian Aboriginal new media and references the work of artists within a political, cultural and aesthetic milieu. The book constructs a Native art history relating to these disciplines, one that is grounded in the philosophical and cosmological foundations of Aboriginal concepts of community and identity within the rigour of contemporary arts discourse. Approachable in nature but scholarly in content, this book is the first of its kind. A text book for students and teachers of Canadian Aboriginal history and visual and media art, and a source for writers, scholars and historians, Transference, Tradition, Technology is co-produced with the Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton; and Indigenous Media Arts Group, Vancouver.

Why Are You Telling Me This? Eleven Acts of Intimate Jouralism

Genre: 
Anthologies
Best Sellers
Literary Non-Fiction
Literature
Editors: 
Heather Elton
Barbara Moon
and Don Obe
Publisher: 
Banff Centre Press

Each summer, The Banff Centre's Creative Non-Fiction and Cultural Journalism program takes in eight senior journalists and writers and charges them with a simple, if daunting task: Write about something you really care about. In this instalment of the Banff Centre Press's literary journalism series, participants push boundaries and arrive at some of their most passionate work.

Introduction by Alberto Manguel

Word Carving The Craft of Literary Journalism

Genre: 
Anthologies
Literary Non-Fiction
Literature
Editors: 
Moira Farr and Ian Pearson
Publisher: 
Banff Centre Press

Word Carving: The Craft of Literary Journalism collects the works of twelve writers, either up-and-coming or already at the top of their field. Each writes with passion, skill, and storytelling expertise. Their words are shaped with all the care and artistry that artist Peter Schuyff summoned in carving the pencils that adorn the book cover.