About Thimbleberry

Thimbleberry Magazine is a publication devoted to arts and culture in Northern BC. Thimbleberry Magazine celebrates Northern BC art and culture, including fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, visual art, and cultural commentary.

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It will publish original creative work and feature regular columnists who will document the cultural life of Northern BC.

Supported by UNBC, it will mirror that institution’s commitment to serving all of Northern BC’s regions, reflecting the cultural life of the place, whether it be urban or rural, mountain or coast, settler or indigenous, celebrating its energy and angst.

Our regular columnists will include:

Andrew Kurjata, Jennifer Annaïs Pighin, Greg Lainsbury, Naomi Kavka and Marion Erickson.

The History

Why ThimbleBerry?

The berry, Rubus parviflorus, typically grows along roadsides, railroad tracks, and in clearings, often appearing as an early adaptable re-growth species in clear cut and forest fire areas. The ‘thimble’ part of the name of course refers to a small tool used in sewing, usually made of metal. Part of Northern BC’s legacy is one of industry; the ways in which cities and technology meet the natural world, physically and symbolically, creates the context for cultural work. One could argue Northern BC art is too focused on nature and the environment; Thimbleberry will balance work that pays attention to ecology with work that has a more global scope–work that is not engaged with trees, animals, or plants, but more with universal ideas, media, and social issues.

The Team

Meet the People

The people behind the pages…

Rob Budde

Managing Editor

Kara-lee MacDonald

Managing Editor

George Harris

Visual Art Editor