Elee Kraljii Gardiner is the author of the book of poems serpentine loop (Anvil Press, 2016), nominated for the 2017 Raymond Souster Award. She is the co-editor with John Asfour of V6A: Writing from Vancouver's Downtown Eastside (Arsenal Pulp Press, 2012), a City of Vancouver Book Award finalist, and she is the founder of Thursdays Writing Collective as well as the editor and publisher of eight of its anthologies. Her chapbook Trauma Head (Otter Press, 2017) is a precursor to a second book of poetry by the same title (Anvil, fall 2018), which has been shortlisted for the Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry.
This week we created a poetry-inspired cocktail, looked to books to help keep resolutions on track, chatted with authors, and much more.
Venture out to one of these great literary events in your area this week, including the Trillium Award 30th Anniversary Readings in Ottawa and the Read Local BC readings (x2!) in Vancouver.
Are you hosting an event featuring an author whose titles are available on All Lit Up? ... Read more
It must be the luck of the Irish (but more accurately the quality of the books) because this week was full of award wins with books from Arsenal Pulp, Coach House Books, Creative Book Publishing, and Playwrights Canada Press among the winners. Below, we round up this week's ... Read more
I came into Canada from the U.S. for the first time on a student visa without complications, just the mild ugh of paperwork and a typical wait on bureaucracy. I had an easy immigration as a white, English-speaking, cis-gendered, able-bodied, straight woman with neither dependents ... Read more
Not enough literary festivals last week for you? Check out this week, with festivals in Victoria, Vancouver, Lethbridge, Winnipeg, and Toronto. But that's not all!
Are you hosting an event featuring an author whose titles are available on All Lit Up? Send the event details, including ... Read more
Happy holiday! Because literary events are naturally more scarce in the summertime, we've lumped August together into a supersized, coast-to-coast literary listing! Set your calendar to "month" and plan for these great events.
Are you hosting an event featuring an author whose ... Read more
Copyright © 2021 All Lit Up. All Rights Reserved.
All Lit Up is produced by the Literary Press Group and LitDistCo. LPG and LitDistCo acknowledge the financial support of the Department of Canadian Heritage, the Canada Council for the Arts, and the Ontario Arts Council.
All views expressed by bloggers and contributors to the All Lit Up blog are their own and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of All Lit Up or the Literary Press Group.
All Lit Up acknowledges we are hosted on the lands of the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishinaabeg, the Haudenosaunee, and the Wendat. We also recognize the enduring presence of all First Nations, Métis and the Inuit people, and we are grateful to have the opportunity to meet and work on this territory.