Julie Anne Joosten's first book, Light Light, was a finalist for the Governor General's Literary Award for Poetry, the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award, and the Goldie Award. She won the Malahat Review Long Poem Contest in 2011. She lives and writes in Toronto on the traditional land of the Huron-Wendat, the Seneca, and most recently, the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation.
Suffering a bit of that summertime sadness? Turn those frowns upside down with this bluesy cover collage that we're channeling big pool party energy with. Grab your favourite pair of sunnies and any one of these rad reads to brighten your day and ramp up your summer vibes.
If you'd rather be hunting for new reads than eggs this week, check out our listings featuring launch parties, reading series, and all good things in between.
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Just because launch season is slowing, it's FAR from over: there's Words festival in London, plus all the great reading series and launches you could ever hope to shake a stick at (though we don't know why you would hope that, we respect your choices).
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This week in Book Events, we highlight two poetry readings going on in Ontario. Feeling a little EST-centric at TWIBE, so please share your Canada-wide book events with us!
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This year, you may have resolved to eat healthier, quit smoking, or save money. But how about resolving to be open to new inspiration? Poetry offers an accessible read suitable for a quick browse, a languid savouring, or reading aloud.
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This week in book events: Aisha Sasha John, author of THOU, reads in Barrie; ECW Press celebrates with a Fall Lit Party in Toronto; reading series Hear Here whisks attendees to a mysterious pop-up location; and BookThug starts a new season of an intimate reading series featuring ... Read more
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