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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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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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IN THE BODY and on the road

When the weather cools each fall, the literary social calendar heats up as authors and book lovers alike flit from one reading to the next. Girl in Shades-author Allison Baggio will be especially busy this year, kicking off a series of events celebrating In the Body … Continue reading

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Martin Mordecai celebrates 50 years of Jamaican independence

Critically acclaimed Jamaican-Canadian children’s author Martin Mordecai honours the country of his birth with a reading on Thursday, June 7, 2012. Part of the Toronto festivities celebrating the 50th anniversary of Jamaica’s independence, the reading features excerpts from Martin’s Blue Mountain Trouble, as well as a … Continue reading

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Leventhal live!

For many book lovers, nothing compares to hearing a favourite author read in person. But if you didn’t make it to last week’s Maissoneuve party in Montreal, here’s the next best thing to being there: Anna Leventhal live, through the … Continue reading

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RACHEL’S SECRET, the book tour

Who says the book tour is a thing of the past? Shelly Sanders, author of the critically lauded Rachel’s Secret (Second Story Press, 2012), is currently making the promotional rounds at Toronto-area schools and libraries. Upcoming stops include: Friday, May 4 … Continue reading

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Maisonneuve celebrates tenth birthday with a reading by Anna Leventhal

The always wonderful Maisonneuve magazine is celebrating ten years of publishing quality content, and they’ve invited contributor Anna Leventhal to join them. On Thursday, May 3rd, Anna–who’s published both fiction and interviews with the magazine–will read at Maisonneuve‘s Montreal birthday party with … Continue reading

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Darcie Friesen Hossack to give university lecture on Mennonite writing

British Columbia-based food columnist Darcie Friesen Hossack, author of the acclaimed short stories collected in Mennonites Don’t Dance (Thistledown Press 2010), is heading east this March. On Wednesday, March 7, 2012, Darcie will be a guest of Conrad Grebel University College at … Continue reading

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Celebrate the spring with an HSWLA author reading!

And they say that the fall is publishing’s biggest season! The next few weeks are proving to be busy ones for HSW Literary Agency authors. In addition to Martin Mordecai‘s Diaspora Dialogues reading on Thursday, May 19, there are a number of scheduled appearances … Continue reading

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