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Yes, we can: overcoming writer’s insecurities with Allison Baggio

On Saturday, May 3, 2014, Allison Baggio, author of Girl in Shades (ECW Press 2011) and In the Body (ECW Press 2012), will give Ontario Writers’ Conference attendees a boost of confidence with a workshop on overcoming writer insecurities. Through … Continue reading

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A Voice that Cares: Dr. Gretchen Roedde speaks at Ethiopiaid gala

Building on her work in A Doctor’s Quest (Dundurn Press 2012), noted doctor and author Gretchen Roedde continues to raise awareness of issues in global maternal health care: she will address attendees of Ottawa’s second annual Ethiopiaid fundraiser on Thursday, … Continue reading

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Baggio to help ECW Press launch fall 2013 list

Allison Baggio continues to be in demand on the Ontario literary circuit. The Girl in Shades author helps ECW Press launch its fall 2013 list next week with a reading from her 2012 story collection, In the Body. All are … Continue reading

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A triple treat: Three new chances to meet author Julia Lin

West coast book-lovers feeling left out of this month’s International Festival of Authors now have reason to cheer: three new events with Miah author Julia Lin. The fall appearances, part of the Surrey International Writers’ Conference and literASIAN 2013, give … Continue reading

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An evening with Gretchen Roedde

On Friday, October 25, A Doctor’s Quest author Dr. Gretchen Roedde continues her tireless efforts to increase awareness of maternal health issues in the developing world with a talk at St. Peter’s United Church in Sudbury. While admission isn’t charged, … Continue reading

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Up close and personal: Pamela Mordecai joins York U’s Canadian Writers In Person series

On the heels of last month’s appearance at Brock University, Subversive Sonnets poet Pamela Mordecai is poised to return to the academic arena. She’s giving a free reading tonight at York University as part of the school’s Canadian Writers In … Continue reading

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Two books and a launch for YA-author Richard Scarsbrook

September 2013 promises to be especially busy for Richard Scarsbrook: he has two new books being published! Scarsbrook’s first full-length collection of poetry, Six Weeks (Turnstone 2013), will be released at the end of the month, and it’s already receiving … Continue reading

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A cause for celebration: Julia Lin launches MIAH in Vancouver

Whether you’re celebrating Asian Heritage Month, spring, Queen Victoria’s birthday, or whether you’re happy just to have an extra day off, Miah-author Julia Lin has the holiday weekend event for you! Join Lin–a recent feature interviewee on Planta: On the Line–as she launches the … Continue reading

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A voice from the front line: Gretchen Roedde to address AMREF fundraiser

Dr. Gretchen Roedde, author of the bestselling medical memoir A Doctor’s Quest (Dundurn Press, 2012), is the guest speaker at MAMATOTO, the African Medical & Research Foundation‘s annual fundraising gala supporting maternal health initiatives in Africa. As they hear stories from … Continue reading

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Inclement weather forces cancellation of Pamela Mordecai Brock University appearance

Due to unseasonable weather, tonight’s Brock University Distinguished Speaker Series event with Pamela Mordecai has been cancelled. The good news: Mordecai’s fans can still look forward to seeing her at the Toronto Public Library on Monday, April 15, when she’ll read with Toronto’s poet laureate, George Elliott Clarke. … Continue reading

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