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Monthly Archives: February 2013

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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