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The Red Berry Review

Themes from the mountainous west

The Red Berry Press responds to the growth of creative writing in the Rocky Mountain region. It was conceived in Fernie, B.C., in 2008 by publisher Randal Macnair, editor and writer Keith Liggett and writer Nicolas Milligan.

“Red Berry Press was formed . . . to provide a creative outlet for the written word and to connect with readers in a tactile, intellectual and emotional form,” said Macnair.

The first release of the press is the Red Berry Review, a multi-genre literary journal coloured by the aesthetic and themes of the mountainous west.

From the sumptuous cover created by Crowsnest Pass artist Nichole Yanota, to the collection of poetry, prose and fiction contained within—the Red Berry Review is both a beautifully crafted object and a carefully selected compilation of some of the finest writing from this region.

To read the Red Berry Review is to be immersed in sensation and feeling—the smell of pipe tobacco on a wet wool sweater, the jangle of a charm bracelet, the taste of Fernie’s best doughnuts—and the considered weighing of beauty against practicality. The collection contains some big non-fiction names like Wake of the Jomon author John Turk, and Sid Marty, writer of the Governor General Award-shortlisted The Black Grizzly of Whiskey Creek. The work of the emerging contributors is just as exciting. Reading the Red Berry Review gave me the sense that I was discovering the freshest voices from the Rocky Mountains.

The Red Berry Review will be released twice a year.

For more information, go to www.redberrypress.ca.

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