Shannon Maguire grew up on the mouth of Lake Superior and now lives in Guelph Ontario. Her poetry has appeared in CV2, Ditch, Gultch: An Assemblage of Poetry and Prose (2009), as well as other places. She is the author of three chapbooks: Vowel Wolves & Other Knots (2011), Fruit Machine (2012), and A Web of Holes (2012). A selection of poems from fur(l) parachute was a finalist for the Manitoba Magazine Awards in the category of Best Poem or Suite of Poems (2012) and it was shortlisted for the Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry (2011).
If you're in Toronto this week, IFOA's Battle of the Bards is like a pregame for April's poetry month! And if you're not, don't worry - there's a lot going on in Hamilton, Montreal and Vancouver, too.
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As the temperatures drop, warm your brains up with some literary happenings in your neighbourhood. If you're in Toronto, might we suggest The Puritan's Black Friday event, featuring a bevy of authors on All Lit Up?
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Lots to do in this week in book events: including the ushering in of a new Giller winner! With a 3/5 chance of it being an indie book, we like those odds!
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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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