George Woodcock Lifetime Achievement Award Presentation: William New

George Woodcock Lifetime Achievement Award Presentation: William New

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Date: 5/16/2013 2:12 pm
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Date of event Tuesday, June 25, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Location of event Alice MacKay Room, Lower Level, Central Library 350 W. Georgia St.

Join us for the presentation of the 20th annual George Woodcock Lifetime Achievement Award for an outstanding literary career in British Columbia to William New.

One of the most prolific writers in British Columbia, William New is also a critic and editor also known as W.H. New and Bill New. He was awarded both the Mayor’s Award for Literary Arts in Vancouver and the City of Vancouver Book Award for his poetry collection, YVR (Oolichan,2011). He was appointed to the Order of Canada in 2006.

Born in Vancouver on March 28, 1938, William New has written and edited more than 50 books. A new book for pre-teen readers, Sam Swallow and the Riddleworld League (Tradewind, 2013) is forthcoming. In his award-winning poetry collection YVR, New finds subtle and distinctive signs of Vancouver’s past in every neighborhood he visits, from the Blueboy Hotel in South Vancouver to Crab Park on the waterfront to the two-note warnings of Point Atkinson lighthouse in West Vancouver.

Free admission.  Space is limited. Co-sponsored by BC BookWorld, Writers Trust of Canada and Dr. Yosef Wosk.

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