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
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.
~ 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'sGhost 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.)
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