Andrew Forbes's first book, the story collection What You Need, was a runner-up for the 2016 Danuta Gleed Literary Award, and was shortlisted for the 2016 Trillium Book Prize. His second book, The Utility of Boredom: Baseball Essays, is currently in its fourth printing. Born in Ottawa, he spent much of his childhood in Atlantic Canada, lived in Oxford Mills, Ontario, and currently resides in Peterborough, Ontario with his wife and three children. Find him at andrewgforbes.com.
This week includes August book club, a baseball essay, sickness poetry, horror as a tool for anti-racism, and more.
For our final week of our July book club, we've rounded up four follow-up reads to Karen Hofmann's Echolocation (NeWest Press) that'll keep the short story times rolling.
This week we willed some warm weather (spoiler: it didn't work) with our Do-Lit-Yourself hanging planters, read some short fiction for Short Story Month, and said farewell to two CanLit treasures.
It's the unofficial first day of the 2019 Major League Baseball season and we're heading full swing into it with a roundup of power hitters—books about baseball.
There's a coast-to-coast roster of events going down this week, from a 40th anniversary party on the west coast to a night of readings and music in resistance on the east.
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