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ALU Summer Book Club is BACK for 2018!

Two things are certain here during the Summer at ALU's Toronto headquarters: patios, and Book Club. Our third-annual instalment of book club brings you a wonderfully weird debut short story collection and a hilariously heartbreaking family novel from an award-winning author. ...

Poet Laureate Tina Biello on Pride Month

For Pride Month we asked Nanaimo Poet Laureate Tina Biello, author of  Playing Into Silence, published by Caitlin Press' new imprint Dagger Editions, what Pride means to her. Below we share her thoughts and a poem from her new collection, which is a "look back at a dr ...

In Review: The Week of June 11th

This week Father's Day was on our brains, debut fiction was in our hands, and rum swizzle punch was the side to our poetry.

First Fiction Friday: Small Predators

At the centre of Jennifer Ilse Black's debut novel  Small Predators (ARP Books) is the fallout between a group of Millennial-generation activists struggling to hope in the wake of climate doomsayers, when one of their own commits a violent political demonstration, and th ...

Top 10: Books for Dads

For literary-minded dads to baseball-obsessed dads and ones who are both, we've got a top 10 list of books to gift your father and father-figures this Father's Day. 

Chappy Hour: Rum Swizzle + That Light Feeling Under Your Feet

Inspire a tropical feeling with a cruise-worthy rum swizzle punch, inspired by Kayla Geitzler's cruise worker-centred poetry collection  That Light Feeling Under Your Feet, from NeWest Press' poetry imprint Crow Said.

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