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Whistler Independent Book Award Winner!

We’ve been holding our collective breath ever since Gail Sidonie Sobat’s poetry book, How the Light is Spent, was named as a semi-finalist for this national book award. Gail’s book is published by Wintergreen Studios Press. Well, at the 15th annual Whistler Writers Festival, held 13-16 October, Gail’s book was declared the winner in the poetry category! This year’s festival hosted the inaugural Whistler Independent Read More

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Gail Sidonie Sobat’s Poetry Prize

Gail Sidonie Sobat’s poetry book, How the Light is Spent, published in 2013 by Wintergreen Studios Press, is being honored as a Shelf Unbound Notable Book in the poetry category as part of the The Third Annual Shelf Unbound Writing Competition for Best Independently Published Book, sponsored by Bowker. Gail’s book will be featured in the December/January 2015 issue of Shelf Unbound. It is available Read More

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Hugh Segal’s Review of A Life of Learning

This month’s edition of Literary Review Canada showcases John Meisel’s, A Life of Learning and Other Pleasures, through the generous and insightful review by Hugh Segal. Segal writes that “reading this book is like having lunch with Dr. Meisel in a Prague café,” and we couldn’t agree more! The review opens with these words: Academics, especially those whose writings and research have had genuine impact on events Read More

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Recent Reviews

Three of our titles have been reviewed most favorably (as they deserve to be!) over the past few months. Zeke O’Connor’s Journey with the Sherpas was reviewed by Dan Murphy in Blue & Gold and in the Forestry Chronicle by John PIneau. Fascinating to have a memoir that spans footballand forestry. Terry Ann Carter’s Lighting the Global Lantern has just been reviewed by poet Richard Stevenson. An excerpt from the review, soon to Read More

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The Hill Times – Best books of 2012

As we prepare for our book launch for our anthology by Helen Humphreys, that is happening TOMORROW at Novel Idea Books (see below), we have received news that A Life of Learning and other Pleasures: John Meisel’s Tale has been included in The Hill Times Best Books of 2012. We are thrilled to learn of this development for this wonderful book, and for our Press. Read More

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Journey with the Sherpas in the Canadian media!

A book we published in September is gaining momentum in the media. Journey with the Sherpas: The Story of Zeke O’Connor and The Sir Edmund Hillary Foundation is the story of Zeke’s life’s work and accomplishments. For years Zeke worked as a high-level executive at Sears Canada, but when he met Sir Edmund Hillary, and heard about the need for social and environmental action in Read More

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Canadian Teacher Magazine review!

Lighting the Global Lantern has been reviewed in the Canadian Teachers Magazine! This publication goes out to thousands of educators across the country. This is what Naomi Wakan, the reviewer, said about our book by Terry Ann Carter: “This remarkable book covering short poetry forms is clear and easy to read, and is full of classroom ready exercises that will delight teachers of English Language. Read More

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Lindy Mechefske’s Blog: A Taste of Wintergreen

At Wintergreen Studios, we take a holistic approach to life. Thinking about consumption of water and production of waste, for example, is a daily necessity in a lodge where all our water comes from a well and all of our waste needs to be composted or recycled. We grow herbs and a few vegetables, but for the most part we have to bring all of Read More

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John Meisel interviewed on The Agenda by Steve Paikin

For those of you who have never met Dr. John Meisel, and for those of you who recall his lectures or speeches from the CRTC, Queen’s or other institutions, we are pleased to announce that Steve Paikin’s interview with John for The Agenda is now uploaded to the program’s website. The Agenda is a TVO program that showcases individuals who “make you think”. Paikin’s journalistic Read More