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Announcing the 2018 Ruth & Sylvia Schwartz Children’s Book Award Winners, Selected by Student Jurors
The Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children’s Book Awards are unique in Canada, presenting two $6,000 awards to authors chosen not by a jury of peers by but the young readers their work was created for. This ...
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Contest! You Will Shout J'adore for this Prize Pack of Books in Translation from Book*hug!
If you're only reading books originally written in English, you are missing out. Indie powerhouse Book*hug is bringing fantastic stories from other languages to English readers in Canada with their great ...
June 19, 2018
Ben Ladouceur Wins 2018 Writers' Trust Dayne Ogilvie Award for LGBTQ Emerging Writers!
We could not be more excited to announce that Ben Ladouceur is the winner of the 2018 Writers' Trust Dayne Ogilvie Award for LGBTQ Emerging Writers.Ben is the author of the acclaimed poetry collection Otter (Coach ...
June 19, 2018
Nilsen, Enns, Belleau, & Morgan Capture 2018 League of Canadian Poets Awards
The League of Canadian Poets has announced the winners of their 2018 Annual Poetry Awards. This year marks a newly doubled prize purse for each award.Gerald Lampert Memorial Award Winner:Emily Nilsen ...
June 16, 2018
Tweet Tweet: writing and publishing as acts of resistance: a continuation in three acts
@erica_mojo: “@poetchelene I really appreciated your participation in the closing panel of #BookSummit18. Commanding, empathetic, supportive. Glad I got to hear you speak.” @poetchelene: “Thank ...
June 14, 2018
Father's Day at Open Book: Six Unforgettable Fathers in Literature
Just as in real life, there are no two dads exactly alike in literature. From the terrifying to the brave, the disinterested to the inspiring, father characters have been some of the most interesting ...
June 13, 2018
"All Transformations Have a Cost" Dian Day on Her Arresting New Novel The Madrigal
It's no surprise that in a novel called The Madrigal (Inanna Publications), music is front and centre. Frederick (who shares a surname with the title) and his mother are both singers - but they experience ...
June 12, 2018
Tara Atluri on Writing from "the Interstices of Belonging" in Bangalore's Kaval Bairasandra Neighbourhood
Tara Atluri's Uncommitted Crimes: The Defiance of the Artistic Imagi/nation (Inanna Publications) takes it title from a quote by Theodor Adorno, who said "every work is art is an uncommitted crime". ...
June 12, 2018
Contest! Win A Prize Pack of Essential Women Poets' Work from Porcupine's Quill
The Porcupine's Quill's Essential Poets series highlights some of the most exciting, innovative, and (of course) essential poets in Canada. Don't let your poetry section languish without these titles...The ...
June 11, 2018
Tweet Tweet: A City’s Past & Present: Remapping Vancouver
@poetchelene: After reading and researching about the setting in my novel I felt compelled to recognize the city as a character. #hogansalleyfactorfiction “Junie stood on her balcony overlooking the ...