In Review: The Week of May 8th

May 13, 2017

There's a ton of inspiring, amazing women in this week's blog features on All Lit Up, including a nod to our own mothers who we literally wouldn't be here without, and some short but mighty fiction.

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On the Blog

 

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~ We listened to Rhonda Ganz read from her debut poetry collection Frequent, small loads of laundry (Mother Tongue Publishing)in this month Poetry in Motion.

~ For Short Story Month, we got dramatic with our second highlighted short story collection: Rebecca Burton's Long Story Short: An Anthology of (Mostly) 10-Minute Plays (Playwrights Canada Press). You can read an excerpt from one of the plays in the collection, and an interview with the playwright, Trina Davies.

~ We showed our moms some love to ring in Mother's Day with this fun feature on how they got us reading.

~ Speaking of amazing women, our First Fiction Friday on Ariela Freedman's Arabic for Beginners (Linda Leith Publishing) is all about female friendships and is as Heather O'Neill describes, “reminiscent of Rachel Cusk and Deborah Levy.”

 

 

 

Around the Web

 

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~ Books from Coach House ( The Hidden Keys and Throaty Wipes), Brindle & Glass ( Waiting for the Cyclone), Mansfield Press (Yes or Nope), Tightrope Books ( For All the Men (and Some of the Women) I’ve Known), and Guernica Editions ( A Mingus Lullaby) made the shortlist for the 30th Trillium Book Awards!

~ The 2017 Expozine Alternative Press Awards winners includes a Best Book win for Véhicule Press ( All That Sang) and Best Comic for Condundrum Press (The Palace of Champions)!

~ It's a beautiful day when U2 licenses poetry from Canada's Poet Laureate George Elliott Clarke for their upcoming show in Vancouver. 

~ Merriam-Webster just schooled Donald Trump on the origin of "Prime the Pump."

 

 

 

What Else We're Reading

 

Mandy is all wrapped up in the fierce, whip-smart stories in Leesa Dean's Waiting for the Cyclone (Brindle & Glass), which was just shortlisted for the 30th Trillium Book Award. 

 

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Oh, hey, if you like short fiction, we're giving away a free ebook anthology of short stories for the rest of May when you sign up for our monthly newsletter!

 

 

 

 

 


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