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Tamai Kobayashi slated for Brockton Writers Series

Toronto summers are full of book events that city literature lovers are loath to miss. The latest must-attend reading to add to the calendar is July’s edition of the Brockton Writers Series, headlined by Tamai Kobayashi, author of the acclaimed … Continue reading

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A Trip in Time: Julia Lin reads at UBC’s Alumni Weekend

The best fiction transports you to another time and place. Spanning from Japanese-occupied Taiwan to present-day Canada, the stories in Julia Lin‘s Miah do just that. Now readers can add to the experience by pairing the stories with a tour … Continue reading

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Sweet Saturday: Anna Leventhal’s Toronto launch slated for May 3

They say the book tour is a thing of the past, but tell that to Anna Leventhal. First feted in her adopted home of Montreal, Sweet Affliction (Invisible Publishing, 2014), Leventhal’s debut collection of expertly crafted stories, is slated for … Continue reading

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Around the Country in 180 Days: Richard Scarsbrook confirms readings through October

If our date book is any indication, Richard Scarsbrook is as busy as he is prolific! The Nothing Man and the Purple Zero (Dancing Cat/Cormorant Books) author has announced public appearances–including readings and writing workshops–right through to October. Scarsbrook kicked … Continue reading

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Team Can Lit: Tamai Kobayashi joins Waterloo Indie Lit Night

If one’s company, two’s a crowd, and three’s a party, what’s five? Next month, five of Canada’s best independent presses team up to present Waterloo Indie Lit Night, an evening of readings and literary celebrations featuring some of Can Lit’s … Continue reading

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Keeping dreams alive: Pamela Mordecai to read at Romanian General Consulate

With help from Subversive Sonnets poet Pamela Mordecai, the Romanian General Consulate in Toronto has two reasons to brave the cold on January 15th: the birthdays of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Mihai Eminescu, men linked by dreams of freedom. … 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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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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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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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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