So great to talk to Riaz Meghji today on Breakfast TV about my police #dogs book, with #RCMP Constable Jamie Dopson and #K9 Chrisa! http://www.btvancouver.ca/videos/the-dog-lover-unit/ … via @bt_vancouver http://www.btvancouver.ca/videos/the-dog-lover-unit/www.btvancouver.ca/videos/the-dog-lover-unit/
This is happening tomorrow: Rachel Rose and RCMP Police Dog Handler Jamie Dopson with K9 Chrisa to speak with Breakfast Television Vancouver live on CityTV at 8:10 a.m., December 13.
Then we are recording a show for CBC: Rachel Rose and RCMP Police Dog Handler Jamie Dopson with K9 Chrisa to speak with Our Vancouver on CBC Television, which will air on the weekend.
Host: Gloria Macarenko
I’m excited to have these opportunities to talk about what I learned writing The Dog Lover Unit. (I also confess to a few butterflies!) Thanks to the people who have loaned me clothes, fashion tips, and support.
Rachel Rose & Elee Kraljii GardinerWe welcome Vancouver, BC poet laureate Rachel Rose back to Elliott Bay tonight to speak about a new (prose) book, The Dog Lover Unit: Lessons in Courage from the World's K9 Cops (St. Martins), in which she introduces readers to police dogs and their handlers in the United States, Canada, Britain, and France (where their group's official name translates as "the dog lover unit").
"What do you get when a poet does ride-alongs with police K-9 units in four different countries? You get a unique, insightful, and well-written book like this. It is a must read for anyone interested in these dedicated police officers and their valiant canine partners." —Stanley Coren.
She’ll appear in conversation with poet Elee Kraljii Gardiner, author of Serpentine Loop (Anvil Press), which was shortlisted for the Raymond Souster Award. She is the co-editor with John Asfour of V6A: Writing from Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside (Arsenal Pulp Press), which was shortlisted for the 2012 City of Vancouver Book Award. And yes, poetry is expected to be part of tonight’s program. Please join us.
The Dog Lover Unit: Lessons in Courage from the World's K9 Cops (Hardcover)
By Rachel Rose
Happy to see this great review of The Dog Lover Unit in the Winnipeg Free Press: https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/arts-and-life/entertainment/books/vancouver-poet-follows-dedicated-k9-units-455117683.html
I love that Minister of Health in BC, Honorable Adrian Dix, talks for an hour on TV about addiction and equitable access to health care, then pulls out a stack of books he's reading, including The Dog Lover Unit! Voice of BC - Health Checkup www.youtube.com/watch?v=XmwZRwcAEhE
What could make a better gift than a copy of Sustenance this holiday season?
So pleased to have this support for Sustenance in The Tyee: https://thetyee.ca/Culture/2017/11/29/All-of-Us-Have-Something-to-Say-About-Food/thetyee.ca/Culture/2017/11/29/All-of-Us-Have-Something-to-Say-About-Food/
At tAt the aptly-named Fat Oyster Reading Series (though it could also be called Fat Seagull) where sea lions observed uAt the aptly-named Fat Oyster Reading Series (though it could also be called Fat Seagull) where sea lions observed us on our morning walk:walk:he aptly-named Fat Oyster Reading Series (though it could also be called Fat Seagull) where sea lions observed us on our morning walk:
The Celebration Continues! Strathcona 2:30-4 p.m. Saturday December 2 Featured readers include Joanne Arnott Jane Silcott Jen Currin, Renée Sarojini Saklikar Daphne Marlatt and Peter Leblanc, as well as fabulous guest readers
Photo Credit: Benjamin Fieschi-Rose