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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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Celebrating Story: May is International Short Story Month

May is International Short Story Month, and for lovers of the form like us, that’s cause for celebrations! Celebrations like the standing room-only Toronto launch of one of the smartest collections of the season, Anna Leventhal‘s Sweet Affliction, or like … 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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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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Pop goes the word: Teri Vlassopoulos nominated for Lit POP Award for fiction!

For many Canadians, the long weekend was the best thing about last week, but for Teri Vlassopoulos, we’re sure an award nomination trumps even a holiday! Vlassopoulos’ “Living Expenses”–a story about a young woman navigating the ups and down of … 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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Going coastal: Western Canada literary events with Julia Lin

With all the Toronto-area literary events we blog about here, we can easily forgive west-coast book lovers any jealousy–especially now that upcoming BC events with Julia Lin have given us a taste of our own medicine.  These compelling spring readings … 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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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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