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111 West Coast Literary Portraits (Mother Tongue Publishing, 2012) is a new collection of photographs by Barry Peterson and Blaise Enright; Mr. Peterson talks to Joseph Planta about the portraits, taking photos, and the authors featured in the book.

111 West Coast Literary Portraits photographs by Barry Peterson and Blaise Enright (Mother Tongue Publishing, 2012).

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Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:

I am Planta: On the Line, in Vancouver at TheCommentary.ca.

A marvellous book is out now, 111 West Coast Literary Portraits. It’s a handsome coffee table book from Mother Tongue Publishing featuring the portraits taken by Barry Peterson and Blaise Enright. They have taken these photographs of British Columbia’s authors that were featured in various exhibits and events. These writers are legendary or well-known, like the cover with Alice Munro, or emerging or midcareer writers who’ve lived in BC. Each portrait is accompanied by text written by the author. I’ll ask Barry Peterson, who joins me now, about how these portraits came about, how the accompanying text was selected, and the process by which Mr. Peterson and Ms. Enright worked to get these photos together. There’s an introduction by Alan Twigg, and a number of events surrounding the book. Visit www.mothertonguepublishing.com for more information on the book. Barry Peterson was born and raised near Chicago and came to Canada in the 1960s. He’s a freelance photographer, and lives in Comox, British Columbia. His own website is at www.barrypetersonphotography.com. Please welcome to the Planta: On the Line program, Barry Peterson; Mr. Peterson, good morning.