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Harbour Publishing at SFU


Friday, July 17, 2009

Author Jim Taylor and Publisher Howard White will visit Simon Fraser University this summer, to participate in the The Symposium on the Book, part of the SFU Summer Publishing Workshops. This session takes place on Saturday, July 18, from 9 - 5 pm with a book signing from 4:15 - 4:45 pm

This one-day symposium will consider many examples of the memoir. A memoir can be extremely personal and fraught with all sorts of ethical and moral quagmires for the author. The symposium will consider what truth is and look at how a writer shapes a personal story and is in turn shaped by the intended audience.


Jim Taylor has produced some 7500 five-a-week columns, three times as many radio shows and 12 books. His writing has earned him membership in the CFL and BC Sports Halls of Fame and a lifetime achievement award from Sports Media Canada. Some of his books include The Best of Jim Coleman: Fifty Years of Canadian Sport from the Man Who Saw it All and Goin’ Deep: The Life and Times of a CFL Quarterback (with Matt Dunigan) and he has a new book coming out this fall with Dal Richards, entitled One More Time: The Dal Richards Story. Jim lives in West Vancouver, BC.

Howard White founded Harbour Publishing in 1974, publishing Keepers of the Light, Fishing with John, Beyond Remembering: the Collected Poems of Al Purdy and The Encyclopedia of British Columbia. He has won a Canadian Media Club Prize, the BC Book Award, the Canadian Historical Society Career Award, the Roderick Haig-Brown Award, the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour, the Order of British Columbia, an honorary doctorate from the University of Victoria and the Order of Canada.