Living Artfully

  Living Artfully: Reflections from the West Coast is a collection of essays that uncovers the interrelationship of creativity and geography through intimate portrayals of the lives of artists. The Key Publishing House Inc.2012

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Wolf at my Door, non-fiction

by Joanna Streetly (Feature article for BBC Wildlife Magazine, 2000.) “The hatred has religious roots: the wolf was the Devil in disguise. And it has secular roots: wolves killed stock and made men poor. At a more general level it had to do, historically, with feelings about wilderness. What men said about one, they usually […]

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The Fed Anthology

The Fed Anthology Brand New Fiction from the Federation of BC Writers Edited by Susan Musgrave Anvil Press 2003 Includes the short story: “Nameless” by Joanna Streetly With a thousand members throughout the province, the Federation of BC Writers is one of the most active and vigorous writers’ organizations in the country. The Fed Anthology, […]

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Writing The West Coast

Writing The West Coast In Love With Place Edited by Christine Lowther and Anita Sinner Ronsdale 2008 This collection of over thirty essays by well-known and emerging writers explores what it means to be “at home” on Canada’s West Coast. Includes the essay “Finding Home,” and cover art by Joanna Streetly “Here is an intimate […]

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Between Interruptions

Between Interruptions 30 Women Tell The Truth About Motherhood Edited by Cori Howard Key Porter 2007 Between Interruptions asks what becomes of us when our children’s lives interrupt our own. What prayers, what cries, what taboo thoughts are suddenly left unspoken? Marina Jimenez struggles with her decision to return to her job as a journalist—in […]

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Salt In Our Blood

Salt In Our Blood an anthology of west coast moments Compiled and edited by Joanna Streetly Aquila Instincts 2002 This sold-out collection of postcard stories is an authentic album of west coast snapshots. They capture the thread of constancy, like a common language: the water, the weather, the forest, the beaches. Some of these moments […]

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Paddling Through Time

Paddling Through Time A Kayaking Journey Through Clayoquot Sound Written by Joanna Streetly Photographs by Adrian Dorst Raincoast Books 2000 Part of the Raincoast Journeys Series, this book uses a seven day journey by kayak as a means to examine the natural and cultural history of Clayoquot Sound. Join writer Joanna Streetly and photographer Adrian […]

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Silent Inlet

Silent Inlet by Joanna Streetly Oolichan Books 2005   This novel brings the west coast to light through the voices of four people: a First Nations man and his nephew; a white woman and her daughter. As their lives increasingly intertwine, misunderstandings bring them to the brink of tragedy. Their story, of connections gained and […]

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Playing God, postcard story

Playing God (Or, the worst moment in a dog owner’s life. In 300 words.) I show him the beach one last time, let him gulp the salty air from the open door of the truck. After that everything changes. Smiles fade. No matter how slowly I drive, drift logs and sea foam shear away, too […]

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Midnight at Catface, creative non-fiction

Midnight at Catface by Joanna  Streetly Writing the West Coast Ronsdale, 2008 I could have stayed there all night, I think. Breathing deeply, I would have continued to stare around me, knowing that however long I lingered, my eyes would never be able to take it all in; my pores would never be saturated; my […]

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