In Review: The Week of February 26th
This week we wished away winter with our staff spring preview, shared thoughts from author Adam Pottle on disability and writing satire, and learned more about a displaced Vancouver community in an essay from Chelene Knight.See more details below
On the Blog
~ We like to keep a clean bookshelf at ALU, so we've rounded up some cleaning tips to keep your shelves looking sharp.
~ Author Elizabeth Langridge discussed combining personal fact and researched fiction in her novel/memoirs Arise the Dead: The Great War and Arise the Dead: World War Two (Guernica Editions) in Writer's Block.
~ We learned more about Hogan's Alley, a Vancouver community forced out of their homes, and the greater impact of gentrification in Chelene Knight's essay Bring Me Back Home.
~ True crime, zany parrots, sci-fi-prog-rock mashups, and more—our ALU staff spring picks are in!
~ Author Adam Pottle discussed disability and satire as an intellectual weapon in his essay On Disability and Satire (or, How I Learned to Use My Circumventive Presence to Write a Circumventive Story).
Around the Web
~ Virginia Woolf was a scrapbooker, it turns out, and now you can snoop her albums.
~ The Saskatchewan Book Awards shortlists look mighty fine with books from Coteau Books, J. Gordon Shillingford/Scirocco, Signature Editions, Thistledown Press, and Quattro Books up for awards!
~ Poetry doesn't have to be intimidating with a how-to guide to reading poetry from BookRiot.
What Else We're Reading
Tan read Lisa De Nikolits' No Fury Like That (Inanna Publications) and found it "as funny as it is fierce."
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