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First Fiction Friday: Hider/Seeker

Today, we follow the tracks of award-winning poet Jen Currin's first work of fiction, the short story collection  Hider/Seeker (Anvil Press). These stories take us over hill and dale, and what's left to seek is human struggle and existence, rendered beautifully through C ...

Introducing All Lit Up's Indigenous Litspace

Over the last four years, we've been lucky enough to feature books and words by Indigenous authors on All Lit Up for you to discover. And with our ever-growing list, we had an a-ha moment: why not launch a showcase page highlighting all this essential, exciting writing? That ...

Remembering Herb Belcourt

On July 5, 2017, just one day short of his 86th birthday, Herb Belcourt passed away peacefully at his home, surrounded by his loved ones, a month before the new edition of his memoir, Walking in the Woods: A Métis Memoir (Brindle & Glass) went to press. He is remembered ...

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.

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