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April 19, 2019


Arrive early to guarantee a seat.   Facebook page link to RSVP at


Book talk & signing – June 18, 2019 at 7pm

Presented by On the Curve author Janet Nicol and Vancouver artists
Esther Rausenberg & Richard Tetrault

884 East Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC

Limited Seating – RSVP on Facebook event page – link at


Book talk & signing – June 20, 2019 at 6:30pm

Presented by On the Curve author Janet Nicol and Dundarave Print Workshop

Granville Island, Vancouver, June 20, 1029 at 6:30 pm

Limited seating- RSVP on Facebook event page – link at


Book for sale at all Vancouver events.

Cash or cheque only at VPL for $30.  Credit/debit as well at the other venues.)



BOOK LAUNCH – MUSEUM AT CAMPBELL RIVER – Saturday, June 1 @ 1pm – Admission $7 No reservation required.  Author presentation and book sales and signing.  (Credit/debit as well as cash and cheque accepted at $28.95.)

Also – IN CAMPBELL RIVER – Friday, May 30 at 7pm, an informal “meet and greet”  with the author at Sybil and Walter’s cottage. Advance copies of the book available for sale at $30 (cash or cheque only).


Sunday June 2 @ 2pm – Book talk and signing at the Powell River library.

Cash or cheque only at $30.

“On the Curve:  The Life and Art of Sybil Andrews” by Janet Nicol, Caitlin Press 2019

978-1-987915-87-7 / 1987915879
8×7, 160 pages, colour photos
Paperback price: $28.95

Available on order at Catlin Press and bookstores May 30, 2019.  More info and updates at  –

On the Curve



King Tide

January 19, 2019

“King Tide”  Linocut with Indian Ink,  1/4, by Janet Nicol.  This image is inspired by the Vancouver municipal government’s call out to residents during the winter of 2018 to send photos of  ‘king tides’ along the city’s shorelines.  The linocut depicts a pair of cormorants on a favorite rock near the seawall during a king tide.


“Cedar” Linocut, 1/2 by Janet Nicol.  SOLD (4/3/19)


“Lily Pads on Pond” 1/1 Drypoint Etching (on plexiglass) by Janet Nicol


“Endless Sea” 2/2 Linocut with water-colour marks by Janet Nicol

All prints on sale at Dundarave Print Workshop on Granville Island, Vancouver.

Feminism needs mentioning

April 28, 2017

by Janet Nicol

In this opinion piece for the April 27 2017 issue of the Jewish Independent newspaper, I critique the state of the world through a feminist lens, inspired by a lively panel discussion April 9 at Vancouver’s Peretz Centre entitled “Israel, Canada and Me in the Age of Trump.”

Print copies of the issue are available at certain cafes and public spaces around Vancouver and by subscription and on-line at –

A Celtic Christmas

December 14, 2015

Exploring the Mystical Kyle of Tongue

by Janet Nicol

Along Scotland’s most northern coast is a charming Highland retreat overlooking a point of land jutting out like a tongue. Vistiors to the village, known as Tongue and its inlet, the Kyle of Tongue, can expect to explore spellbinding landscape.

So begins the story of a pilgramage to my paternal ancestors’ croft along the northern tip of the British Isles a decade ago. My encounters with the memorable landscape, flocks of sheep and a lone “Nicol” clanswoman are chronicled in the December, 2009 issue of Celtic Life magazine, published out of Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Here’s a short video (with thanks to the person who posted the clip anonymously on the internet) panning the landscape, where not just the Celts dwelled, but also for a time, Norsemen and Romans.