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Books

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History of Wolverine in advance of Logan

Today we’re talking about Marvel Comics’ scrappy Canadian mutant superhero, Wolverine. He is also known as Logan, Weapon X, Patch and Old Man Logan. The...

Robert Service, Cariboo camel stories featured in local author’s YesterCanada

Author Elma Schemenauer is fascinated by history, but even more so by the mysterious quirks of Canada’s past. After years of publishing about the bygone...

Award-winning author to discuss For Today I Am A Boy

Peter Huang’s father has two desires in life: to assimilate his family as thoroughly as possible into their small, mostly-white Ontario town, and to...

A&E briefs: Winter film series to begin next week at Paramount Theatre

The Kamloops Film Society starts its winter series on Thursday, Jan. 19 with Measure of a Man. The film, directed by Stephane Brize, is the...

Comic Kam: Batman’s not the only superhero keeping Gotham City safe

OK, so we all know Batman is the defender of Gotham City, right? Gotham City is based on New York City and, seeing as how...

Book Review: Beyond the Pale a difficult, rewarding read

Reading Emily Urquhart’s autobiographical and well-researched book Beyond the Pale: Folklore, Family, and the Mystery of Our Hidden Genes was a pleasure, despite some...

The more things you will know

Four-year-old Bennet Rintoul donates classic tales by Dr. Seus during the annual Heap the Honda Children’s Book Drive. The event is a partnership between Literacy...

Comic Kam: New Star Wars series ‘amazing’

The Star Wars franchise is more than great movies and merchandise — it’s also a fantastic range of comic books with graphic novels. Comic books...

Knox returns to Kamloops, where his career began

When Jack Knox was a kid living in Kamloops, his dad bought him Space Age, Go Home!, a book by Vancouver humour columnist Eric...

Immersed in British Columbia’s grasslands

Author to discuss Crossing Home Ground Thursday at Kamloops Library For author David Pitt-Brooke — along with anyone living in Kamloops and, perhaps, the entire human...

Comic Kam: Sci-fi comic book epic Incal born out of failed Dune film

Today we’re going to talk about The Incal. But before we do that, we need to talk about Dune. Ever heard of it? It’s a landmark...

Local Events: Nov. 4 to Nov. 10

IN THE PHOTO AND COMING UP: RIA MACNUTT | NOV. 11 Halifax singer-songwriter Ria MacNutt — known professionally as Ria Mae — brings her cross-Canada tour...

Music, writing hand in hand for McKay

WRITERS' FESTIVAL KICKS OFF FRIDAY For Ami McKay, writing begins, in a way, at the end of the process. “I always begin a conversation about writing...

McKay to present at Writers Festival

Award-winning novelist Ami McKay will be the featured presenter at the annual Kamloops Writers Festival, which opens on Nov. 4 and continues to Nov....

Mercer to discuss fictional series set in national parks

The author of Dyed in the Green, a fiction series about Canada’s national parks, will be at Chapters bookstore on Oct. 29 to discuss...

Hexagon queen to release quilting colouring book

Forget your log cabins and double wedding rings — Katja Marek is queen of the hexagon. The Kamloops quilt designer and owner of Katja’s Quilt...

Check out Doctor Strange in advance of new Hollywood film

Are you excited about the new Doctor Strange movie starring Benedict Cumberbatch?I’m looking forward to it and, in the meantime, I’d like to recommend...

Former KTW columnist finalist in CBC Creative Nonfiction Prize

A former Kamloops This Week columnist was one of five finalists for the 2016 CBC Creative Nonfiction Prize. The grand prize winner was Leslie A....

These are the 7 keys to serenity

Pianist, composer and author Serge Mazerand will launch his new book, 7 keys to serenity, this week in Kamloops. This book is a musical perspective...

Buildings tell stories in Knutsford

Marney Bethell’s newest project started with a pair of good walking shoes and a camera. Bethell and partner Bill Barker would hike the draws and...