About Creekstone Press
In 2017, Creekstone Press, based in Smithers, British Columbia, Canada, is moving toward its 20th year. Since our first book came out in 1998, we have published non-fiction, fiction, poetry, photography and painting, and featured writers and artists from northern BC.
Contributors include Neil Sterritt, Fabienne Calvert Filteau, Sarah de Leeuw, Tim Swanky, Vivien Lougheed, Tania Millen, Christine Leclerc, Melissa Sawatsky, Nancy Robertson, Perry Rath, Sheila Peters, Bob Henderson, Gillian Wigmore, Kenneth Leighton, Iain Lawrence, Mark Perry, Jean Rysstad, William Lopaschuk, Rosamund Pojar, Evi Coulson, and Leslie Barnwell. Two of our more recent books – Rockin’ Whitewater: A Guide to Paddling in Northwest BC by Tania Millen and The Enpipe Line: 70,000+ km of poetry written in opposition to the Northern Gateway pipeline proposal with contributions from over 40 poets – both celebrate northern rivers.
Some of the writing, set in Smithers, the Hazeltons, Terrace, Prince Rupert and other communities of the Skeena and Bulkley watersheds – Gitxsan and Wet’suwet’en territory – reveals the colour of small town and rural life in northwestern BC. Other work reflects the diverse nature of writers living in the north – you might find yourself in the wilds of the Spatsizi or Tatlatui Wilderness Parks, riding horses across the Stikine or Firesteel Rivers, hunting for fossils in Kakwa Provincial Park, rowing a boat along the Sunshine Coast north through the Inside Passage to Prince Rupert, in Vanderhoof and the Nechako and Fraser watersheds, or on Haida Gwaii (the Queen Charlotte Islands). You’ll find a route down several of BC’s classic river runs, including the Kitimat, the Clore, the Nass, and even the Stikine River Canyon.
You might find yourself tryiing to unravel a mystery set in Smithers, putting together the complex history of Gitanmaax and Hazelton, or reflecting upon the challenges facing those caring for aging parents. You might find yourself exploring the connections between your experiences with your parents in an extended care hospital wing and your travels with your son to New York and Parisian art galleries. You will hear the voices of northern care givers talking about why they love to live and work in the north.
In all of the work, you’ll find an honesty and integrity we’ve been proud to bring to our readers.