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Great things happen when you write (and read!) short stories

We’re great fans of the short story at the HSW Literary Agency and proudly represent three of its much-buzzed-about practitioners–Darcie Friesen Hossack, Julia Lin, and Anna Leventhal–who’ve recently received special attention from the literary community and media.

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The hardest working YA author in Saskatoon

Alison Lohans, YA/children’s author and one of the HSW Literary Agency’s most active clients, puts her seemingly boundless energy to the test this month at the When Words Collide conference. This literary marathon runs Friday, August 10 to Sunday, August … Continue reading

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In celebration of subversion: two events launch new poetry collection

TSAR Publications sends Pamela Mordecai‘s latest poetry collection off in style with not one, but two parties this fall. Let the first of these events for Subversive Sonnets serve as your unofficial kick-off to Toronto’s Word on the Street weekend and join us at … Continue reading

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IN THE BODY and on the road

When the weather cools each fall, the literary social calendar heats up as authors and book lovers alike flit from one reading to the next. Girl in Shades-author Allison Baggio will be especially busy this year, kicking off a series of events celebrating In the Body … Continue reading

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Get a move on: Leventhal’s MOVING DAY ships for free during July

Moving may be a chore, but at least it’s not mandated. Yet. Celebrate your right to choose your address by ordering a copy of Anna Leventhal‘s Moving Day & Other Stories during the month of July, and Paper Pusher will do the … Continue reading

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Wrapping and recapping Canadian Children’s Book Week

TD Canadian Children’s Book Week has wrapped for another year, and Alison Lohans is safely back home in Saskatchewan. Alison’s trip to Labrador was a hectic one, but she met many avid young readers and left with fond memories of … Continue reading

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Martin Mordecai celebrates 50 years of Jamaican independence

Critically acclaimed Jamaican-Canadian children’s author Martin Mordecai honours the country of his birth with a reading on Thursday, June 7, 2012. Part of the Toronto festivities celebrating the 50th anniversary of Jamaica’s independence, the reading features excerpts from Martin’s Blue Mountain Trouble, as well as a … Continue reading

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Leventhal live!

For many book lovers, nothing compares to hearing a favourite author read in person. But if you didn’t make it to last week’s Maissoneuve party in Montreal, here’s the next best thing to being there: Anna Leventhal live, through the … Continue reading

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TD Canadian Children’s Book Week links Lohans with Labrador

Fresh off her Woman of Distinction Award-win, prolific children’s author Alison Lohans reaffirms her commitment to youth literacy by touring Labrador during TD Canadian Children’s Book Week. Alison began with a public reading in Labrador City, where she spoke about the … Continue reading

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Alison Lohans: woman of distinction

Congratulations to Alison Lohans, HSW Literary Agency’s own Jacqui Shumiatcher Woman of Distinction Award-winner! Presented by the Regina, Saskatchewan YWCA, this latest accolade recognizes Alison’s contributions to the arts and to writing in particular. Alison is the author of twenty-four books for children … Continue reading

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