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In Review: The Week of June 30th

This week we shared our summer reading picks, chatted with publisher Book*hug Press about our #ALUbookclub pick Polar Vortex, talked writing and rituals with Gary Barwin, and more!

Writer's Block: Gary Barwin

Author of the collection For It Is a Pleasure and A Surprise to Breathe (Wolsak and Wynn), award-winning poet Gary Barwin joins us to talk more about his own fluid definition of ritual, the wonders of language and the "hurly-burly" of life as it's happening over any kind ...

ALU Summer Reads 2020: Staff Picks

From award-winners to page-turning stories about friendship to books about burlesque, All Lit Up staffers share book picks for our socially distanced summer reading.

ALU Book Club: Intro to Polar Vortex

To kick off our annual summer book club, we virtually chatted with Book*hug Press, the team that brought us Shani Mootoo's newest novel Polar Vortex. 

Writing on the road: An interview with travel writer Trevor Carolan

After a music reviewing gig at the age of seventeen led him to travel writing, author Trevor Carolan has been regaling readers about his extensive travels around the world. He's since visited more than fifty countries and written several books of non-fiction, including three ...

Long Reads to Fill Even Longer Summer Days

We can't lie...we like BIG BOOKS! After all, what's better than a hefty page-turner on a hot summer day turned long summer night spent reading until the wee hours of the morning? Check out some of these recommended reads that clock in around 400+ pages — all stories you'l ...

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