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Sustainability at Crwth Press

January is a time to think about doing better. We haven’t made any new resolutions this year at Crwth, but it seems like a good time to talk about our sustainability goals. Sustainability means different things to different people, so let’s look at what it means at...

Artists and the Urban Landscape

Mark-Making in Space  A few days ago, while looking for knitting needles, I found a most surprising thing: a copy of a Times Colonist article about Sean Nattrass, the artist whose piece Split: Wound That Separates became the cover of a Crwth journal. The article,...

Turning Inspiration into Narrative Nonfiction

We are pleased to share a guest post from Karen Autio, author of Growing Up in Wild Horse Canyon.  Meet Wild Horse Canyon, the inspiration for my narrative nonfiction picture book, illustrated by Loraine Kemp. This majestic canyon, tucked in the middle of Okanagan...

An Interview with Kristin Butcher

I was gobsmacked to learn that a substantial number of females were playing hockey in 1893. Then when I discovered that the daughter of Canada’s then Governor General was the organizing force behind it, I was very impressed.

A Visit to Wild Horse Canyon

Before the Canada Day long weekend began, Jon, my partner and Crwth’s videographer, and I headed out to record some video at Okanagan Mountain Provincial Park. Our goal was to promote Growing Up in Wild Horse Canyon, by Karen Autio and illustrated by Loraine Kemp, but...

Printing Lessons From Friesens

At the end of May, I attended a printing seminar at Friesens, a printing company in Altona, Manitoba. It was a three-day course packed with learning. They covered every aspect of the book printing process, from the moment a publisher sends digital files to the final...

Why Books for Children?

We have already expanded our publishing program to include books for children. Truth be told, we have been working on this for some time now. We are very excited to finally share the news. Why are we doing books for children? Because children's books are the best,...

Why Journals?

We love blank books and journals. Something about a book waiting to be filled with ideas, dreams, plans, and schemes makes us happy. We want more happiness from the journal experience. We want to see more art by local living artists on the covers. We like how the...

Why Another Publishing Company?

It all started in 1981 with a book about guinea pigs. A book that somehow survived the ravages of the 1990s and the dawn of a new century. This is no literary treasure; the illustrations are terrible, and the text is all over the the place. It's one part care guide,...