Cutthroats & Other Poems Book Launch
Common Cafe & Bakery (formerly Java Express)
23 Main Street, Moose Jaw SK, 7:00 pm November 14 2014
Post Horizon Booksellers and WorDoctor launch Ted Dyck’s fifth book of poetry at a popular local cafe.
Cutthroats is set above Ram Falls in the David Thompson Canyon on the spectacular South Ram River of Alberta’s West Country, home of the equally splendid cutthroat trout. Though rooted firmly in the author’s 40-year experience flyfishing, the poems present a reinvention of a self besieged by clinical depression. They are the original of the author’s later emergence as a practitioner and facilitator of writing-for-therapy.
Ted Dyck has studied and taught in Canada, USA, and Europe. He is the proprietor of an online writing and editing service called WorDoctor R and the editor of TRANSITION, a magazine by, for, and about persons with direct experience of mental illness, published by CMHASK. Today, he writes, edits, teaches, and flyfishes out of Eastend SK.
Cutthroats is available at Post Horizon Booksellers, 57 High Street West, Moose Jaw (across from the Royal Bank).
Author interview: Turnstone Press
For further information contact:
Box 182 Eastend SK
Saskatchewan Festival of Words, this province’s literary festival, continues the legacy of wonderful books and great authors.
With McNally-Robinson, Saskatoon, providing all of the books, once again Post Horizon Booksellers will run the book sales for the Festival. This “win-win-win” provides the volume of titles needed for a Festival of this magnitude, provides readers with access to current and older titles from the attending authors, and gives Moose Jaw’s only new and used bookseller the opportunity to participate in the Festival.
The scope of the Saskatchewan Festival of Words needs the logistic and financial capabilities of McNally-Robinson, Canada’s largest independent bookseller. Once the Festival has finalized the year’s participating authors, McNally-Robinson orders in the stock of titles needed and trucks them to Moose Jaw where PHB staff and volunteers set up the book-sales venue on site at the Festival, and run the sales for the duration of the Festival.
Others step in and keep Post Horizon Booksellers open for the days we volunteer at the Festival. And this year, PHB will extend our hours to be open for Festival shoppers both Thursday and Friday evenings till 9:00pm.
Be sure to check out the Saskatchewan Festival of Words website at: www.festivalofwords.com
Covering eleven different Badland regions across Saskatchewan, Alberta, North Dakota and Montana, this book provides a living photographic portrait of some of the most intriguing and least understood places on Earth — North America’s mysterious Badlands.
Ken Dalgarno’s photographs and writing capture in the most vivid ways all the awe and wonder of these fascinating landscapes – the sculpted terrain, canyons, buttes, hoodoos, spires, and wildly eroded stone formations we remember from classic films and postcards. With Badlands, Dalgarno offers a living portrait of one of North America’s most iconic landscapes.
The book is available now exclusively in Moose Jaw at Post Horizon Booksellers.
The cover price is $45.00.
Links are provided below for further information about the book.
Announcing A Book Céilidh
To celebrate the return of Moose Jaw’s only bookstore
Tuesday Evening, April 22, 6:30 – 8:00pm
How do you clean 22,000 books? With help; lots of help. Post Horizon Booksellers is back in business after a month’s closure following the Jubilee Block fire. Thank you to all who have provided the support and encouragement to continue.
Celebrating six years as Moose Jaw’s “bookseller to the world”, Post Horizon Booksellers has become an important part of the literary landscape in this city.
Owner and bibliophile Nelson Reid remembers the very first sale: a biography of John Wayne, sold to a collector. Since then, collectors have taken home many other treasures: one of three known copies of a Canadian cookbook from the late 1800s, the first printing of a journal of exploration by a contemporary of Lewis and Clark, the exhaustive catalogue of Canadian Pacific Steam Locomotives that went to Finland, and the early Oz editions that went home to. . . Kansas.
Another book that made its way home was a memoir of pioneer farming south of Moose Jaw. Found online by a customer in Vancouver, when Nelson mentioned the book was signed, she said, “I know. It was written by my grandmother and she signed them all. But there’s a new generation who never got a copy in her lifetime. This will be for one of them.”
It’s all about pairing people with the books they need, “like the serendipitous find of books on the Soviet Era, made during a family reunion here in Moose Jaw, which helped a researcher complete her master’s thesis.”
Not everything is from the past though. New books are included in the collections. “We have works by local authors and Saskatchewan writers, some in conjunction with the Saskatchewan Festival of Words held each summer in Moose Jaw. You might even bump into an author browsing the shelves.”
So whether its poetry or a pocket novel, kid’s books or CanLit, for research or relaxation, collectible or contemporary, this is a bookstore that can keep you reading – at home and on the road.