News at Ekstasis - watch for the new Ekstasis News blog in 2010!
A veritable cornucopia of fall 2009 releases:
DC Reid's What
It Means To Be Human - press
Spring 2009: Ekstasis Editions releases Stephen Scobie's RLS: At the World's End.
Ekstasis Editions Spring 2009 catalogue.
Ekstasis Editions congratulates John Gould on being nominated for the Giller Prize for Kilter: 55 Fictions from Turnstone Press.
Not long ago Ekstasis Editions published an earlier book of fictions by John Gould called The Kingdom of Heaven. You can find more information about that book here.
WestJet Airlines, Daimler Chrysler and Ekstasis Editions announce a "Celebration of Literacy Poetry Tour" with readings by Wendy Morton.
In a unique partnership
of large airline company, a large automobile manufacturer and a small
Literary Press, WestJet Airlines, Daimler Chrysler and Ekstasis Editions
announce a cross-country poetry tour by Wendy Morton in support of Literacy.
Wendy Morton will read from Undercover, published by Ekstasis Editions,
on a forthcoming Celebration of Literacy tour through the
Maritimes. WestJet Airlines sponsored a literacy tour for
Wendys previous book Private Eye, which took the poet into
schools and libraries throughout Western and Central Canada. During that
tourWendy Morton earned the title Poet of the Skies by giving
readings during flights and composing poems for passengers.
In October, WestJet Airlines flies Wendy Morton to Halifax, Nova Scotia where Daimler Chrysler Canada will provide a PT Cruiser for her Poetry Travels tour. In Antigonish Wendy Morton will serve as Homecoming Poet for the 150th Anniversary of St. Francis Xavier University. She will, then travel to Charlottetown, P.E.I., Moncton, New Brunswick and return to Halifax to present a public reading and a poetry workshop. Throughout this journey she will be giving readings in various schools and libraries, and talking about literacy and poetry.
Writing poems makes my world more delicious, explain Morton. I write poems because they feed me. Anyone who reads them can eat them for lunch. When not writing or reading poetry, Wendy Morton works as an insurance investigator, a job that has taken her 2000 feet underground in a mine, into the worlds of cruise ship entertainers, ethnomusicologists, bar hostesses in Japan and the dark world of criminals.
Join WestJet Airline's
Poet of the Skies as she flies across the country, reading
poems on planes and writing poems for the passengers and Daimler Chrysler's
Poet of the road as she travels across the Maritimes, reading
poetry in schools, public places, and even at gas stations along the road,
handing out books of poetry. Ekstasis Editions is pleased to acknowledge
the support of the Canada Council for the Arts for their generous support
of this tour and for the publication of the books.
Ekstasis Editions The Scent ofa Lie by Paulo da Costa wins Commonwealth Prize for Best First Book (Canada)
Ekstasis Editions, a Canadian literary publisher based in Victoria, BC congratulates author Paulo da Costa whos book The Scent of a Lie has received the Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best First Book, Carribean and Canada Region. The Scent of a Lie, a book of fourteen interwoven stories set in a Portugese village, was published by Ekstasis Editions in Fall 2002. It was launched in Victoria in December 2002 as part of Ekstasis Editions 20th anniversary celebration.
Author Paulo da Costa,
was born in Angola and raised in Portugal. He now lives in Calgary Alberta,
where, coincidentally, the Commonwealth Awards presentation will take
place at the Glenbow Museum on May 8, 2003. The Scent of a Lie
is Paulo da Costas first book. The Commonwealth Prize jury sited
its wit, humanity and force in selecting it for this award.
As a Regional winner of the Best First Book Prize, Paulo da Costa receives a cash prize of one thousand UK pounds, with the possibility of addtional prize monies if his book is selected the overall Best First Book. Both Paulo da Costa and Ekstasis Editions publisher, Richard Olafson will attend the Calgary awards ceremonies.
The Commonwealth Writers Prize was established in 1987 to give greater exposure to new Commonwealth fiction. In addition to the Best First Book Award, it also has named Austin Clarkes The Polished Hoe, in the Best Book category for Canada and the Caribbean region.
For more information
on Scent of a Lie, click here.