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Having Faith in the Polar Girls’ Prison won the 2010 Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize!

Accepting Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize at the 2010 BC Book Prizes Gala
Shirley Lew, president of the West Coast Book Prize Society (BC Book Prizes) and His Honourable Steven L. Point, the Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia present me with the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize at the 2010 Gala in Victoria, BC.

ON TOUR: BC Book Prizes Northern Leg

I am so excited to be asked to go on the Northern Leg of the BC Book Prizes On Tour! From April 11-18, 2010, we’ll be visiting the communities of Terrace, Prince Rupert, Kitimat, Prince George, Quesnel, Smithers and Hazelton.

Follow our On Tour Blog for stories and photos:

BC Book Prizes 2010: Having Faith in the Polar Girls’ Prison on short-list!

What an honour to be nominated along with bigwigs like Annabel Lyon and Michael Turner. And a shout out to my pal Deborah Willis for her awesome book, Vanishing.

Out in Paperback: Having Faith in the Polar Girls’ Prison

with a great Reader’s Guide: thank you to Mary Wong for all her help!,,9780143169079,00.html?HAVING_FAITH_IN_THE_POLAR_GIRLS_PRISON_Cathleen_With

The Georgia Straight’s got my back:)

Thank you Brian Lynch: The Georgia Straight Books 2009

Having Faith: The National Post

Having Faith: The Dominion

Join me at the Vancouver International Writers Festival 2009

Vancouver International Writers Festival 2009

The Vancouver International Writers & Readers’ Festival
Saturday, October 24, 2009
True North
Robert Arthur Alexie | Cathleen With | Host: Joseph Boyden
2 – 3:30 pm | PTC Studio

In the 1990s, Robert Arthur Alexie was Chief of the Teetl’it Gwich’in in the Northwest Territories. Cathleen With served as a teacher in Inuvik. Those memories and, in the case of Alexie, personal heritage serve as catalysts for two compelling novels that paint dark and realistic portraits of damaged people in Canada’s North. With admits “that this was sometimes difficult to write…and there are people trying their damndest to change the cycle of abuse and addiction.” Tough, realistic but with a glimmer of redemption, these are novels—and novelists—to whom we should pay attention. Celebrated Canadian novelist Joseph Boyden brings his understanding and passion for the native experience in Canada to this discussion.

UPDATE: Click here to read more about the event.

Book Launch for Having Faith in the Polar Girls’ Prison

Having Faith in the Polar Girls' Prison - Book Launch 2009Penguin Group Canada, Rhizome Café and the People’s Co-op Bookstore invite you to celebrate the launch of Cathleen With’s Having Faith in the Polar Girls’ Prison.

May 21, 2009
7:30pm – 10:00pm

Rhizome Café
317 East Broadway
Vancouver, BC

Come early for dinner and drinks!
Pay as you can — proceeds from book sales and door fee will go to The Inuvik Youth Centre.