49th Shelf Shelf-Talkers

Shelf Talkers: Whispering Words to Hasten Spring’s Arrival Here in the Shelf Talkers column, we have a round-up of books for your spring reading pleasure. And, in keeping with the theme, we have a couple of new booksellers aboard, offering their choices from Peterborough and the Tsleil-Waututh, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh and Musqueam territories. We have fiction and

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Quill & Quire Spring Preview

OTHER NOVELS OF NOTE Rue des Rosiers, Rhea Tregebov (Coteau Books, May) In the new novel from Vancouver’s Tregebov, a 25-year-old woman flees to Paris in 1982, where she inadvertently becomes embroiled in the Abu Nidal terrorist attack.     Spring preview 2019: Novels and graphica

Vancouver Launch Rue des Rosiers

Rue des Rosiers in print

Arrived FedEx Friday April 5, 2019: now literally in my hands.  

Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts

Rhea Tregebov will be reading from her new novel Rue des Rosiers at the Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts, August 15 to 18, 2019. Exact date and time TBA.   Rhea Tregebov

Pre-Order Rue des Rosiers from Coteau Books

A young Canadian woman’s search for her own identity brings her to Paris in 1982, and face to face with the terror of an age-old enemy. Sarah is the youngest of the three Levine sisters. At twenty-five, she is rudderless, caught in a paralysis which keeps her from seizing her own life. When Sarah is fired

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Save the date: Rue des Rosiers Vancouver Launch April 30, 2019

Rhea Tregebov reading new poems February 26, 2019 Western Sky Books

“Country & Western” on the League of Poets’ “Poetry Pause” poem-a-day site

Very pleased to have this poem on the “Poetry Pause” site.   Country & Western by Rhea Tregebov

Musings: Poems from Writers on Retreat

Very pleased to receive my contributor’s copies of this lovely anthology, which includes my poem, “La Bastide Esparbairenque” (perhaps the most difficult to spell title I’ve had yet…). Musings: Poems from Writers on Retreat. La Muse is a wonderful writers’ retreat in Languedoc, France. Highly recommended.    

“A Toast” from All Souls’ featured on Poetry Pause

So pleased to see this poem from my 2012 collection on the League of Poets poem-a-day site:   A Toast by Rhea Tregebov  

Another Dysfunctional Cancer Poem Anthology

EDITED BY PRISCILA UPPAL AND MEAGHAN STRIMAS ISBN 978-1-77126-196-8 $20.00 CDN/USA 212 pages We all know someone. Or maybe that someone happens to be us. This groundbreaking landmark anthology explores the subject of cancer from all different points of view: patient, survivor, caregiver, lover, parent, child, doctor, surgeon, alternative healer, psychologist, compassionate human being, body

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Sustenance Anthology Nominated for City of Vancouver Book Award 2018

The City of Vancouver announced the four books shortlisted for the City of Vancouver Book Award on November 8, 2018. Three of the books are BC-published and all four finalists will be celebrated at a special event on December 8, 2018. Let’s look a little deeper into each nominated title. Sustenance: Writers from BC and Beyond on the Subject of

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Many Gendered Mothers: Ronna Bloom on Rhea Tregebov

Monday, May 21, 2018 Ronna Bloom on Rhea Tregebov In one of the last incarnations of the Bohemian Embassy on Queen Street, I got up for the first time to read poems. The room was packed and I knew no one. When I put my foot up on the small step to get on the

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Koreh: Writers in the Sanctuary Reading

NOVEMBER 17, 2018 19:30 – 21:30 Or Shalom Synagogue 710 E. 10th Ave, Vancouver, British Columbia V5T 2A7 Welcome to KOREH/קרא, a new series of literary events featuring Or Shalom writers and friends reading in the Or Shalom sanctuary. In exploring the connection between artistic expression and identity, our intention is to honour the writing

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Al Purdy Poetry Night

April 19, 2018 | 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM $5 – $10 You’re invited to a celebration of the centenary of Al Purdy’s birth. Please join our readers George Bowering, Rhea Tregebov, Rob Taylor, Jane Munro, Raoul Fernandes, Kayla Czaga, Danny Peart, Joanne Arnott, and Kate Braid as they share Al Purdy’s poetry as well as their own. Hosted by Jean Baird.

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Alden Nowlan: A Vancouver Celebration

October 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Book Warehouse Books In 2017, Goose Lane Editions/icehouse poetry published the long-awaited Collected Poems of Alden Nowlan, the first-ever gathering between two covers of the complete chapbooks & full-length collections by one of Canada’s most beloved poets. Nowlan (1933-1983), says singer-songwriter Al Tuck, “reminds us our English

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Rhea Tregebov reading on “Wax Poetic” Coop Radio November 28, 2018

Rhea Tregebov reading new poems and from All Souls’ with hosts R.C.  Weslowski and Lucia Misch.

Poets in Profile: Rhea Tregebov Open Book Toronto

  Rhea Tregebov is the author of All Souls’ (Vehicule Press). Her seventh collection (and her first since 2004), All Soul’s confronts the inextricable fears of both change and standing still. Today we speak with Rhea as part of our Poets in Profile series, and hear from her about the poetry of Raymond Carver, the

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Winnipeg Free Press Review of All Souls’

Born in Saskatoon and raised in Winnipeg, Vancouver-based Rhea Tregebov begins her seventh collection, All Souls’ (Signal, 78 pages, $18) with a poem in which “You thought all the poems had grown up / and left home. You didn’t expect to find one / putting its little hands on your face.” A fine, fitting metaphor

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Quill & Quire Review of All Souls’ by George Fetherling

Rhea Tregebov opens her seventh poetry collection by telling us about a visitation she had that unexpectedly put an end to a period of literary silence: “You thought all the poems had grown up / and left home. / You didn’t expect to find one / putting its little hand on your face.” This is

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The Toronto Quarterly Interview with Rhea Tregebov on All Souls’

TTQ – What inspired you to start writing poetry? Rhea Tregebov – I was sick a lot as a kid, stayed home from school living in my imagination, very immersed in reading. So that living in my head was what got me started as a writer. Why it was poetry that drew me is a

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Vancouver is Awesome feature on Reading

Read All Over celebrates the bookworm in all of us, showcasing readers in Vancouver and the books they love most. Rhea Tregebov is a poet, novelist and children’s writer. Born in Saskatoon and raised in Winnipeg, she spent many years in Toronto and then was lured to Vancouver eight years ago by a job in

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Maisonneuve review of All Souls’

“All Souls’ (Signal Editions), Rhea Tregebov‘s seventh collection of poetry, unwraps the banal, beautiful experiences of a uniquely Canadian life. The lines are delicate but visceral: ‘Soon / it will rain, soon wind will spread / the prairie dust, moths will give up / their lives against the glass,’ Tregebov writes in ‘House Work.’ Tregebov’s

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Poem for All Souls’ Day

The title poem of Rhea Tregebov’s new book on this dark day… All Souls’ Day     Some moon – full, and fall. So close it grazes the houses. The clocks gone back now – six and it’s near dark. That moon bright, though, and this city. Cars, their lights, wash by on pavement made for

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Recordings of Yiddish Stories and Poems by Women Writers

Readings by members of the Winnipeg Yiddish Women’s Reading Circle (recorded in 2011).  The Winnipeg Yiddish Women’s Reading Circle meets monthly in order to read, hear, and discuss stories and poems by female Yiddish authors that would otherwise be forgotten. By rescuing the stories of these writers, the participants in the Reading Circle are also

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Bio formatted on Tatiana de Rosnay’s

Having just seen the film version of Sara’s Key, which alternately moved and frustrated me, I looked up the biography of the novel’s author, Tatiana de Rosnay and must confess I found a wee bit of hubris in the expansive coverage of her lineage. To that end, I have modelled my own biographical note based

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Lilian Nattel on The Knife Sharpener’s Bell

The Knife Sharpener’s Bell 18 Jan 2011 5 Comments by Lilian Nattel in Literary Tags: Rhea Tregebov, The Knife Sharpener’s Bell The Knife Sharpener’s Bell is a novel about a Canadian family, originally from Russia, which returns to the Soviet Union – yes returns. This happened more times than people realize, when the depression was hitting

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The Knife Sharpener’s Bell Globe & Mail Top 100 book for 2010

Globe Books Special Jim Bartley’s top 5 THE KNIFE SHARPENER’S BELL By Rhea Tregebov (Coteau) The imminence of disaster – sensing it will come, not knowing how – infuses this tale of a Winnipeg family resettling in ancestral Ukraine. From callow childhood to belated understanding, snapshot scenes slowly coalesce into the arc of decades. Tregebov’s

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2010 J. I. Segal Awards presented November 10 Montreal

The 41st J.I. Segal Awards Gala of the Jewish Public Library honoured the winners in eight categories on Jewish themes. These prestigious awards, presented every two years, are designed to encourage and reward creative works on Jewish themes and to perpetuate the memory of the great Canadian Yiddish poet J.I. Segal. The prizes were awarded at

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Knife Sharpener’s Bell Wins Segal Award

The Knife Sharpener’s Bell has been selected the winner of the prestigious J.I. Segal 2010 Awards in the the category of Prize in English Fiction and Poetry on a Jewish Theme. The prize is to be awarded at a public ceremony on Wednesday, November 10, 2010 in Montreal. The awards, presented every two years, are designed

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YouTube video Rhea Tregebov reading at La Muse

A glimpse of the amazing La Muse Writers’ Retreat. Rhea reading new poems, some written there. Two links: one (5 1/2 minutes) and the second one  (less than a minute). The baby cooing is John and Kerry’s daughter Gloria, one of  the muses of La Muse. Part 1 Part 2

La Muse Writers’ Retreat

For writers at any stage in their careers who are looking for a great writers’ retreat at great value, check out the website of La Muse in Languedoc, France.