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W. B. MacDonald

Since 2007 W. Bruce MacDonald has run Invisible Hand Legacy Books, a research, writing, and history book creation business. His research and writing for the 118-year old Good Hope Cannery fishing lodge in Rivers Inlet, BC developed into a book (The Good Hope Cannery) that was published in 2011 by Caitlin Press. Another illustrated history book, commissioned by friends of the New Westminster Salmonbellies Lacrosse Team (Salmonbellies vs. The World), was published in 2013 by Caitlin Press. In addition to these large book projects, Invisible Hand has created and/or published a number of other works of fiction, poetry, and history, including the biography of a Second World War RCAF Warrant Officer, a novel by ex-patriate writer David MacKinnon, and ‘Mind, Heart & Hand‘, a memoir by the great Canadian writer Sam Roddan, author of the frequently anthologized short story ‘The Bell Ringers.‘ Bruce has published poems in a number of Canadian literary publications including The Malahat Review, Quarry, and The Antigonish Review. In 1993 he published a chapbook of poems, Heroes. This was followed in 1994 with a book of illustrated stories Here There Are No Sheep. A second book of poems, No Seeing Like Hearing—No Thunder Like Prayer appeared in 1995. In 1997 his poem ‘i like your parents’ liquor store, baby’ won THIS Magazine’s ‘Great Canadian Literary Hunt’. In 2008 he published Henry The Dwarf and Other Stories of Crescent Beach, a collection of short stories and poems. Bruce has worked in Toronto and Vancouver as an advertising writer and creative director, as an agency partner and owner, as a marketing communications strategist, as a branding consultant, and as a senior vice-president of corporate marketing. 

E-mail: c/o Writers' Union of Canada
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Publications

The Good Hope Cannery. Caitlin Press, 2011
Salmonbellies vs. The World. Caitlin Press, 2013
Eligible for National Public Readings Program :
Yes

WITS

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