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Raising the bar: Steven Skurka shares career landmark with Windsor law students

Steven Skurka–noted litigator, radio host, and author of Tilted: The Trials of Conrad Black (Dundurn 2011)–recently spoke to aspiring lawyers at the University of Windsor’s law school. Participating in the school’s Bernard Cohn Memorial Lecture series, Skurka reflected on the role … Continue reading

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Kositsky keynote sets the stage for literature and drama workshop

Lynne Kositsky, author of Minerva’s Voyage (Dundurn Press, 2009) and the forthcoming Plagues of Kondar (Dundurn Press, 2014), will provide the keynote address at The Literature, The Stage, The Artist, an upcoming professional development day for English and drama teachers. Her talk on Shakespeare … Continue reading

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Dr. Roedde to address Carleton University

Dr. Gretchen Roedde is proving one of the National Capital Region’s most in-demand speakers. Following engagements with the Canadian Society for International Health, the Canadian International Development Agency, and Ottawa’s Perfect Books, the A Doctor’s Quest (Dundurn 2012) author is set to … Continue reading

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Pamela Mordecai Art Bar Appearance Cancelled

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Pamela Mordecai will not be reading at the Art Bar tonight, March 19, 2013. We’re sorry for any inconvenience or disappointment.

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Subversive scholar: Poet Pamela Mordecai schedules April university talks

With days getting longer and temperatures rising, it’s time to start dreaming of summer vacation–unless you’re Pamela Mordecai. The hard-working Subversive Sonnets (TSAR Publications, 2012) poet is heading back to school at a time when most scholars are setting aside their books until the fall. … Continue reading

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Going coastal: Western Canada literary events with Julia Lin

With all the Toronto-area literary events we blog about here, we can easily forgive west-coast book lovers any jealousy–especially now that upcoming BC events with Julia Lin have given us a taste of our own medicine.  These compelling spring readings … Continue reading

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A fine balance: Elka Ray and the expatriate writing life

Blame Djuna Barnes, Ernest Hemingway, or even Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris: it’s hard not to imagine the life of an expatriate writer as glamorously bohemian. But for Elka Ray, a Canadian writer-illustrator living in Vietnam, the writing life is one of equilibrium rather than excess. … Continue reading

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Sunday night sonnets: Pamela Mordecai reads at Hamilton’s LitLive

With Downtown Abbey having finished its season, Sunday night entertainment prospects were looking decidedly dim. Until Pamela Mordecai was scheduled to appear at LitLive, that is. The Subversive Sonnetspoet joins Eva Stachniak, Tim Conley, Mark Lavorato, Barry Webster, and Soraya Erian on Sunday, March … Continue reading

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Scarsbrook’s good “Fortune”: New poem nominated for Winston Collins/Descant Prize

Richard Scarsbrook–author of a number of popular young adult novels, including the White Pine Award-winning The Monkeyface Chronicles (Thistledown 2010)–is branching out. Following the announcement that his first poetry collection, Outtakes, will be published by Turnstone Press later this year … Continue reading

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Neither sleet, nor snow: Winter won’t stop Dr. Roedde’s quest

Most people slow down during the winter months, but Dr. Gretchen Roedde, author of A Doctor’s Quest (Dundurn 2012), is not most people. Continuing her crusade to raise the profile of maternal health issues in the developing world, Dr. Roedde charts an … Continue reading

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