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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Thank-You Zach!

Poet and critic, Zach Wells licensed the rights to my photo that I took of him last fall. Thank you, sir. Even on his blog post today, he's also feeling generous towards certain teachers as he wrote,

"if you're a BC English teacher and you want to teach a book I've written or edited, I'll donate half the copies you need and sell the other half at cost (40% discount from cover price). "

It is his response to an article in Quill & Quire magazine which recently reported "mandatory Cancon for English classes in BC is making little to no difference in what gets taught." Good on you, ZW!


Blogger Zachariah Wells said...

Thank you, John!

The book offer is for real, but I'll be pleasantly surprised if any teachers actually contact me (especially since I only know of one or two who frequent my blog). No doubt classroom book acquisitions have to go thru certain "official channels." The offer is really my response to this addlepated idea that legislating content is a good way to get books in classrooms. An incredible amount of time and energy was totally wasted in campaigning for what amounts to empty, unenforceable legislation. There are lots of other potential initiatives that would be far more fruitful. Like getting some of our wealthier authors (I ain't one of them!) to donate books...

Wednesday, January 21, 2009 10:01:00 PM  

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