In Review: The Week of March 4th

March 9, 2019

This week International Women's Day was a week-long literary affair on ALU with interviews, stories, reading lists, and a special cocktail. Read on for our recap.


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On the Blog



~ We sat down with author Susan Marshall to talk about crafting strong female characters in her latest YA novel NemeSIS (Blue Moon Publishers).

~ Author and screenwriter Maureen Medved shares the incident that made her want to write stories in "Not Not Pretty": "But that night I wouldn’t eat cake, and vowed to be a feminist, whatever that entailed."

~ Our resident mixologist serves up a cocktail to celebrate Barbie's 60th birthday & Giovanna Riccio's new Barbie-inspired collection of poetry Plastic's Republic (Guernica Editions) in this month's Chappy Hour.

~ For #InternationalWomenDay we shared a mighty reading list of books by women from Lauren McKeon to power up your reading piles.




Around the Web



~ The 31st Annual Lammy Awards finalists were announced with a solid representation of indie books.

~ Emma Watson chose Kai Cheng Thom's Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars from Metonymy Press for her feminist book club, Our Shared Shelf. (Be still, our hearts.)

~ These 100 words that turn 100 in 2019, including the all Canadian beavertail.





What Else We're Reading

Our reading piles are stacked with Lauren McKeon's all-woman reading list for International Women's Day.





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