Spit Delaney’s Island at Theatre Inconnu December 3-19, 2015. A review.

Spit Delaney's Island at Theatre Inconnu December 3-19, 2015. A review. As an islander, born and bred, no one speaks to me like author Jack Hodgins. When I’m reading his short stories and novels, the smell of the sea and pictures of impenetrable forest fairly leap from the page—his vivid characters reminiscent of some of the eccentrics I remember growing up as a logger’s daughter on the West Coast. Thus, imagine my excitement last December when … [Read more...]

Chor Leoni presents Cadillac Cathedral Feb 1 in Victoria, Feb 2 in Nanaimo

Chor Leoni presents Cadillac Cathedral. No writer better embodies what it is to live on Vancouver Island, for me, than the venerable Jack Hodgins, author and professor emeritus at the University of Victoria. I came late to his work, in the 2000s, and still remember reading passages of The Invention of the World (his first novel, written in 1977) and veritably smelling the tang of the beach at high tide, and hearing the crunch of sand under … [Read more...]