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Mordecai takes Memorial: Newfoundland university plays host to SUBVERSIVE SONNETS poet

With poetry as with time, Newfoundland leads the rest of Canada! This week the province hosts a series of appearances by acclaimed poet Pamela Mordecai in advance of her reading at the TSAR Publications group launch in Toronto on November 21st. Pamela Mordecai’s Newfoundland tour … Continue reading

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Merriment loves company: new books by Lin, Mordecai to be feted at TSAR group launch

Just as it takes a village to raise a child, it takes a community to properly launch a book. With this in mind, TSAR Publications is gathering Toronto literati to celebrate its fall 2012 list, which includes Julia Lin‘s debut story collection, Miah, and Pamela … Continue reading

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An evening with Mary Lou Dickinson

Mary Lou Dickinson, author of the novel Ile d’Or (Inanna 2010) and the short story collection One Day It Happens (Inanna 2007), has been invited to participate in the Rowers Pub Reading Series, Toronto’s preeminent monthly reading series. Dickinson currently has … Continue reading

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IN THE BODY and in demand: Baggio confirms November readings

Allison Baggio and her story collection, In the Body (ECW Press 2012), called “audacious” by the Toronto Star, are hitting the road this November. These readings take Baggio throughout Southern Ontario, and follow her recent appearances at Word on the Street and on the … Continue reading

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Richard Scarsbrook to celebrate Canadian writing at BookFest Windsor

Award-winning writer Richard Scarsbrook returns to BookFest Windsor this weekend to help the Southwestern Ontario city celebrate the variety of writing the region, and Canada as a whole, has to offer. Scarsbrook’s BookFest duties include moderating readings by winners of BookFest’s student poetry … Continue reading

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A doctor continues her quest: Gretchen Roedde launches book on maternal health

It looks like congratulations are just what the doctor ordered! After a well-attended launch featuring a reading by Dr. Gretchen Roedde, a speech by Timmins-James Bay MP Charlie Angus, and music by Dave Patterson, Dr. Roedde’s A Doctor’s Quest (Dundurn 2012) is in reprint! Highlights of … Continue reading

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SUBVERSIVE SONNETS meets Waterloo: Pamela Mordecai to read at third fall event

Great news for Southwestern Ontario’s poetry-lovers! There’s now a third launch for Pamela Mordecai‘s Subversive Sonnets (TSAR Publications 2012), and this one’s close to home. Sponsored by the bookstore at Wilfrid Laurier University, Pam’s Waterloo reading is sure to be … Continue reading

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Gretchen Roedde starts her rounds with A DOCTOR’S QUEST

Dr. Gretchen Roedde began September with a bang: her book, A Doctor’s Quest: The Struggle for Mother-and-Child Health Around the Globe (Dundurn Press 2012), debuted on the Globe & Mail bestsellers list (print edition) a whole week before the book’s official publication date! And it’s on this … Continue reading

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When Words Collide, the publishing community comes together

This past weekend, the second annual When Words Collide conference brought together writers and readers of mystery, science fiction, fantasy, and horror to celebrate all that Canadian genre fiction has to offer. Our very own Alison Lohans was on hand to … Continue reading

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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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