Submitted by clelia on March 18, 2014 - 3:32pm
This spring, Brick Book poets Karen Enns, Joanna Lilley, Jane Munro and Arleen Paré are embarking on a cross-Canada poetry tour, reading from their new collections to audiences coast to coast. The poets will make three stops in Ontario. You can catch their readings in Toronto on May 9, in Kingston on May 12 and in Ottawa on May 13.
Submitted by shaunsmith on March 15, 2014 - 12:40pm
With Sebastien de Castell, Kirstin Chen, J.E. Forman, Amy Hatvany, Nancy Lee, Claire Letemendia, Jennifer McMahon, Peter Norman, Padma Viswanathan and M.D. Waters.
This month on Fiction Craft we asked a group of writers: How do you keep a plot moving forward?
Submitted by Grace on March 14, 2014 - 1:00pm
Anna Hope's debut novel, Wake (McClelland & Stewart), follows three British women dealing with devastating loss in the aftermath of WWI. As the story unfolds, the connection between the women is slowly revealed.
Today Anna joins us as part of Open Book's At The Desk series, in which writers speak about their creative processes and the workspaces that inspire them, telling the stories behind the books that sits on our shelves and in our hands.
Submitted by Open Book on March 13, 2014 - 12:39pm
From our friends at the Walrus Foundation
During Canada Water Week, the Walrus Foundation and the Walter and Duncan Gordon Foundation are releasing an ebook by award-winning journalist and author Chris Wood containing his seminal story about the Mackenzie River, “The Last Great Water Fight,” first featured in the October 2010 issue of The Walrus. The ebook also includes “Back to the Mack,” in which Wood returns to the Mackenzie four years after his original story and chronicles the natural resource developments affecting both the river and the extensive ecosystems and communities it supports.
Submitted by Open Book on March 13, 2014 - 12:05pm
From our friends at IFOA
IFOA (The International Festival of Authors) is delighted to announce a new partnership with Humber’s School of Liberal Arts & Sciences (LAS), which will see the two organizations collaborating on several public events that will bridge IFOA programming and academia.
“Working together opens new windows of opportunity, both for us and Humber LAS,” said IFOA Director Geoffrey E. Taylor. “Expanding our programming to include this academic component is something that we’ve hoped to be able to do for some time.”
Submitted by Open Book on March 11, 2014 - 9:41am
It is truly Thomas King's year — mere weeks after being awarded the BC National Non-Fiction Award, and after nominations for the Trillium Prize and Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction, he topped off his accolades with the prestigious, $25,000 RBC Taylor Prize for Non-fiction.
Submitted by Open Book on March 10, 2014 - 8:51am
From our friends at Canada Writes
Canada Writes, the CBC's online home for original writing and part of CBC Books, with its partners the Canada Council for the Arts, Air Canada's enRoute magazine and The Banff Centre, announced today the finalists for the 2014 CBC Short Story Prize. The English texts were selected from over 3,200 stories that were received from across the country.
The 5 English-language finalists are:
Jane Eaton Hamilton (Vancouver, BC) for "Smiley"
Alix Hawley (Kelowna, BC) for "Jumbo"
Laura Legge (Toronto, ON) for "Tukisiviit?"
Trent Lewin (Waterloo, ON) for "Saad Steps Out"
Submitted by Open Book on March 10, 2014 - 8:08am
Thomas King's latest book, The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America (Doubleday Canada) is both personal and historical, hinging on the question of what it means to be "Indian" in North America. Just weeks ago, the book was awarded the prestigious BC National Non-Fiction Prize, after scooping nominations for the Hilary Weston Writer's Trust Nonfiction prize and the Trillium Award.
Submitted by Open Book on March 10, 2014 - 7:55am
When J.B. MacKinnon realised that the grassland where he grew up was not the unsullied wilderness he'd always considered it to be, the spark for The Once and Future World: Nature as It Was, as It Is, and as It Could Be (Random House Canada) was born. As he began to consider the long processes outdoor spaces undergo, from the disappearance of wild species to the introduction of domesticated ones, J.B.'s passion for "re-wilding" was born.
Submitted by Open Book on March 6, 2014 - 4:02pm
The Kozbar Literary Award, celebrating excellence in writing on Ukrainian Canadian themes, was awarded last night (March 5) to playwright Diane Flacks in collaboration with Andrey Tarasiuk and Luba Goy for the play Luba, Simply Luba, which premiered at the Berkeley Street Theatre in 2012.