Barbara Nickel

Join Barbara, Kathy Kacer, and Heige S. Boehm online on September 22, 2022 at 10:30 am for a free online kids event –readings and discussion–about children’s historical books as part of the Word Vancouver literary festival. Please note the change in date from September 19 because of the national holiday.

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Join Barbara, Kathy Kacer, and Heige S. Boehm online on September 22, 2022 at 10:30 am for a free online kids event –readings and discussion–about children’s historical books as part of the Word Vancouver literary festival. Please note the change in date from September 19 because of the national holiday.


Dear Peter, Dear Ulla has been shortlisted for the Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People.

 


Dear Peter, Dear Ulla has been nominated for the 2022 High Plains Book Award. Barbara will appear at author panels and the awards ceremony in Billings, Montana on October 8, 2022.


Dear Peter, Dear Ulla has been nominated for the 2023 Rocky Mountain Book Award (Alberta Young Readers Choice Award).


The Manitoba Young Readers Choice Awards (MYRCA) has nominated Dear Peter, Dear Ulla as a 2023 Northern Lights (Grades 7-9) finalist!


Dear Peter, Dear Ulla is a finalist for the BC and Yukon Book Prizes. Winners to be announced in Vancouver on September 24, 2022.


Essential Tremor reviewed in The Vancouver Sun. Read full review here.


Dear Peter, Dear Ulla is reviewed and “Highly Recommended” in CM (Canadian Review of Materials)! Read the full review here.


Barbara’s poem “Essential Tremor” is included in the anthology Best Canadian Poetry 2021, edited by Souvankham Thammavongsa, published by Biblioasis in October.


Barbara has been chosen as a featured poet on TransLink, BC Transit, and the Association of Book Publishers of BC’s Poetry in Transit 2021/22. 


Rob Taylor interviews Barbara about Essential Tremor, part of a nine-part series of interviews for National Poetry Month, in Read Local BC. Check out the interview here.


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Interested in booking Barbara to visit your school or library? Choose from a wide range of presentations, from poetry workshops to readings of historical fiction.

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