In Review: The Week of September 4th

September 9, 2017

We've nearing a milestone on All Lit Up on September 15 when we officially turn three! If you guessed that we already started celebrating you might know us a little too well. Head over to Instagram and Twitter to join the party and get 15% off some of our fave books and collect some highly-coveted ALU swag if you're quick. BUT first: scroll down to see what else we got up to this week.






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On the Blog



~ For back-to-school season we talked to children's poet Robert Priest (The Wolf is Back from Wolsak & Wynn) about his travels to Attawapiskat First Nation where two young activists are making an impact on the community.

~ We gave Toronto some love when we chatted with illustrator and cartoonist Tom Chitty about his Toronto-inspired drawings and specifically about the one that became the cover for Kara Stanley's Ghost Warning (Caitlin Press).

~ We talked genre, books, and untidy desks in this Writer's Block feature with Theresa Kishkan, author of Euclid's Orchard and Other Essays (Mother Tongue Publishing). (Also, you'll see why we now long for our own place on the Sechelt Peninsula.)

~ Arleen Paré shared with us the place of inspiration for her collection The Girls with Stone Faces (Brick Books), which memorializes sculptors Frances Loring and Florence Wyle. 



Around the Web



~ Australians broke out in debate over David Williams' children's book about a cross-dressing boy via The Guardian

~ Now your doggo can enjoy books with Audible 's pooch-friendly ebooks (and we're not joking)

~ The Twitterverse made classic novels 2017-appropriate with the hashtag #MakeClassicNovelsModern







What Else We're Reading


One of the better endings to the week was news that Carleigh Baker's Bad Endings is a finalist for the City of Vancouver Book Award!






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