Dawn Dumont is a columnist for the Saskatoon StarPhoenix, the Regina Leader-Post, and Eagle Feather News, and is the author of two books, Rose’s Run (2014) and Nobody Cries At Bingo (2011). She has previously written for the Edmonton Journal and CBC Radio, and has worked as a stand-up comic making people laugh at clubs across North America including New York’s Comic Strip, the Comedy Club, the Improv, and Toronto’s Yuk Yuk’s and the Laugh Resort. She lives in Saskatoon.
It’s only when I sit down to write up a bit about each book I’ve chosen to include in this list that I notice that these six books share two strong themes. The first relates to memory and remembering. Each book plays with remembering the past and remembering the future. ... Read more
Happy Thanksgiving! We're thankful for a spate of literary events and festivals (five!) to go to this week.
Readings from authors both seasoned and starting out in Toronto, Montreal, and Saskatoon, this week in literary events.
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Holy festivals, generic superhero-man! Denman Island, BC, Moose Jaw, SK, and Lakefield, ON, all have festivals with amazing literary lineups this week.
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Canada 150 has been a chance to reflect on our country's great achievements, sure, but with it comes a sobering look at its history of settlers mistreating the Indigenous peoples who were here first. In comes Indigenizing: a process of (re)introducing Indigenous customs, languages, ... Read more
This week we extended National Aboriginal Day because one day just isn't enough, and added some new words to our Pride Month glossary.
Welcome to this month’s edition of Jules’ Tools for Social Change, a column that features a book, author or publisher whose work deals with issues of race, gender, sexuality, ability, colonialism, economic justice, or other social justice topics.
Why not celebrate Mother's Day by treating her to a literary event visit? There's tons to choose from this week, including Poet Laureate readings in London, the Atwater Poetry Project in Montreal, and the Toronto Comic Arts Festival.
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This week: readings with authors from Thistledown Press and Talonbooks in Saskatoon, and the Palimpsest Press Poetry Garden Party in Toronto.
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