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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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Taking her quest to Ottawa: Dr. Gretchen Roedde brings maternal health care concerns to the capital

With the United Nations Population Fund recently declaring contraception a human right, maternal health care in the developing world is back in the public eye. Working to keep it there is Dr. Gretchen Roedde, author of the bestselling A Doctor’s … Continue reading

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Double exposure for Gretchen Roedde’s A DOCTOR’S QUEST

Dr. Gretchen Roedde, author of the bestselling A Doctor’s Quest (Dundurn 2012), is the subject of two recent profiles: one by the Toronto Star’s Catherine Porter, and another by Norm Tollinsky of the Northern Ontario Medical Journal. Highlighting Dr. Roedde’s work … 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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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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Young adult readers become journalists for meeting with Richard Scarsbrook

Here’s a treat! Two young fans got the chance to meet Richard Scarsbrook, author of the White Pine Award-winning The Monkeyface Chronicles, at the Ontario Library Association’s Super Conference earlier this year, and this is what ensued:

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Nairne Holtz on Writing and Publishing

The incomparable Nairne Holtz–the Alice B. Award-winning author of The Skin Beneath and This One’s Going to Last Forever (both published by Insomniac Press)–is profiled at Chazz Writes, a blog dedicated to writing and publishing. In her interview with blogger … Continue reading

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Mark your calendars!

In honour of Black History Month, Jamaican-Canadian poet and author Pamela Mordecai will appear at the Toronto Public Library’s Don Mills Branch on February 23, 2011 at 7 p.m. She will be joined by Rachel Manley and Olive Senior who, like … Continue reading

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