BC Yukon Book Mail

Are you a reader who loves the books by Joy Kogawa and Julie Flett? The BC and Yukon Book Prizes and the Historic Joy Kogawa House invites YOU to write to Joy and Julie about the stories of theirs that you love.

BC Yukon Book Mail creates an opportunity for readers to write letters to Joy Kogawa and Julie Flett, the winners of the 2020 Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Literary Excellence, who will respond to the first 100 letters they receive from readers. The deadline to send your letter is June 30, 2021.

To help us launch the BC Yukon Book Mail, the Honourable Janet Austin, sent us the following letter:

Kellie Diguangco, from Secret Society of Books, has created stationery templates for different age groups that readers can use to help with their letter writing. The printable PDFs of these templates of these templates can be downloaded here:

Letter to Joy: Template for Ages 4-6

Letter to Joy: Template for Ages 7-12

Letter to Joy: Template for Ages 13+

Letter to Julie: Template for Ages 4-6

Letter to Julie: Template for Ages 7-12

Letter to Julie: Template for Ages 13+

 

Letters written to Julie and Joy can be mailed to:

BC Yukon Bookmail
3687 Hennipin Ave.
Vancouver BC
V5S 3X3

 

As part of this project, the BC and Yukon Book Prizes and the Historic Joy Kogawa House encourages readers, families, classrooms and libraries to find ways to highlight the books by these celebrated and beloved authors.

For a full list of the books written by Joy Kogawa click here.

For a full list of books written by Julie Flett click here.

The Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Literary Excellence was established in 2003 by the Honourable Iona Campagnolo to recognize British Columbia writers who have contributed to the development of literary excellence in the Province. This award took a brief hiatus during 2018-2019 but was reinstated for 2020 by the Honourable Janet Austin.

If you have questions about BC Yukon Book Mail or about sending your letters to Julie Flett and Joy Kogawa, email Megan Cole, Director of Programming and Communications, at megan@bcyukonbookprizes.com