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B.C. folio : Christie Harris

SUMMARY: "B.C. Folio" is a weekly program that features items of interest to B.C. listeners, including interviews with British Columbians of diverse backgrounds. "BC Folio" was broadcast from 1971 to 1976 on the Pacific Region network -- first on AM, and later on FM. In this program, B.C. writer Christie Harris discusses her books and her writing career with Leanne Orchard, Jane Ross, Susan Ross and Imbert Orchard, who also produced the program at CBC Vancouver.

BC Archives holds two versions of the recording on two reels (0001 and 0002).

Between ourselves : Pacific door

SUMMARY: "Between Ourselves" was a weekly series of hour-long radio programs that presented Canada to Canadians. It featured aspects of Canadian life in docudramas, plays, music, and interviews, originating from different regions of Canada. The series ran from 1966 to 1979. This episode, "Pacific Door", explores a "west coast" point of view in the arts. Musicians, writers, artists, and filmmakers discuss the impact of the landscape, and how the west coast impacts their art. The voices heard include playwright George Ryga.;

Christie Harris interview

CALL NUMBER: T1971:0001 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Children's author Christie Harris discusses her series for the CBC called "Westward to Gold", which she then turned into a book called "Cariboo Trail". She recounts how she began to write stories when she teaching grade one students, and her passion for writing stories; how a woman named Fraser York in Abbotsford got her interested in stories. She discusses Mrs. Fraser York, who came to BC in 1861; how she began working for the CBC in the 1950s; her first book "Cariboo Trail" including what she hoped to convey in the story; how she came to writing a book a year for the past several years and her method. She discusses several books she had written including "Once Upon A Totem" which came out in 1963; her focus on Indian legends; the book "Confessions of a Toe Hanger"; how she ;immerses herself in her subject while she writes; the age groups she writes for; other books that deal with Canadian and BC historical subjects; and a book she wrote with her husband. TRACK 2: Mrs. ;Harris discusses how her book "Raven's Cry" is based on Haida art; Charles Edenshaw's daughter, Florence Davidson, who gave her a lot of information as background for her book; it was after "Raven's Cry" that she wrote "Confessions of a Toe Hanger" and she discusses this book; a discussion of her children; her book "Forbidden Frontier", which is set at Fort Kamloops in early British Columbia; how ;British Columbia serves as an excellent backdrop for a writer if you immerse yourself in it; how people in other places such as New York, write to her to tell her that they love her work; the fascinating character of BC; the three books she has written about her children, and one specifically about skiing at Garibaldi; and how she chooses the names of her protagonists. CALL NUMBER: T1971:0002 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mrs. Harris discusses her latest book, "A Secret In The Stlalakum Wild", which she had been wanting to write for thirty years about all sorts of legends; the validity of Indian legends; Cultus Lake near Hope; the people from whom she got her stories from for this work; kids' impressions of the book; exploring valleys; various "devil" lakes. [TRACK 2: blank.]

The Hornby collection : After the season ; Jack Hodgins interview

SUMMARY: "The Hornby Collection" is an anthology of plays, documentaries, interviews and selected fiction for radio -- all written, prepared and produced in British Columbia. This episode features a dramatiza;tion of the story "After the Season" by Jack Hodgins. Also includes an interview with Hodgins.;

The Hornby collection : Hornby suite by B.C. poets ; The lute maker

SUMMARY: "The Hornby Collection" is an anthology of plays, documentaries, interviews and selected fiction for radio -- all written, prepared and produced in British Columbia. Part 1: "Hornby Suite by B.C. poets", is an anthology of sounds and poetry by BC poets, including Kathy Ford, Derk Wynand, Gary Geddes and George McWhirter. Part 2: "The Lute Maker", by Elizabeth Robinson, is a portrait of Ray Nurse, the Vancouver musician and craftsman internationally known for his fine lutes.