Chris Gudgeon is an author and poet and screenwriter. He's contributed to dozens of periodicals, including Playboy, MAD, National Lampoon, Geist, Event, and Malahat Review. He's written seventeen books, from critically acclaimed fiction like Song of Kosovo and Greetings from the Vodka Sea to celebrated biographies of Stan Rogers and Milton Acorn, to a range of popular history on subjects as varied as sex, sexuality, fishing, and lotteries. Gudgeon has more than 150 professional TV and film credits including creating, writing, and producing Gemini-award-winning series Ghost Trackers and the documentary, The Trick with the Gun. In his varied and spotty career, Gudgeon has worked a variety of jobs across Canada, the United States, and Europe including psychiatric orderly, rent boy, bartender, rock musician, rodeo clown, TV weatherman, and youth outreach worker. Gudgeon, who is bisexual, has been in an open relationship with author/self-help guru Jasper Vander Voorde since 2009. He lives in Los Angeles and British Columbia.
Lots of reading series to hit this week, plus our first festival of the year: the SPARKS Literary Festival in St. John's Newfoundland!
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It’s Pride weekend this weekend in Toronto: and naturally, we’re preparing by reading some fantastic LGBTQ+ books. We’ve come across some great words and phrases on the way: here are ten for you to include in your own Pride lexicon.
This week we said goodbye to Short Story Month, gave aspiring authors some advice, and were reminded that Toronto's landscape is more than just concrete and high rises.
We're eggstatic about the Easter long weekend because our agenda mostly consists of eating chocolate until the bunnies come home, and catching up on our TBR piles. But before we hop off, we rounded up the weekly book news and share our weekend book pick, below.
Fists up for National Poetry Month! And we mean that in the best way possible. This year, we feel everyone could see a little more solidarity and community, so we're getting poetically political with Poets Resist, a series dedicated to poetry as a form of resistance. Every day ... Read more
This week we've got a punchy-fun book suggestion to hibernate with (it's cooold out there!), and a crafty activity to warm up your feet and your books (because we're always thinking about the books.)
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