Natalie Meisner is a widely produced author of stage plays and an award-winning multi-genre author. Her play Boom Baby (about the lives of workers in the Alberta oil patch) won both the Canadian National Playwriting Competition and the Alberta Playwriting Competition. Double Pregnant: Two Lesbians Make a Family topped non-fiction bestseller lists and was a finalist in the Atlantic Book Awards. Her first children’s book, My Mommy, My Mama, My Brother & Me, is available from Nimbus Publishing. Other books include Baddie One Shoe, a collection of poetic odes to renegades of the past and present, and Legislating Love: The Everett Klippert Story, a play about the last person in Canada to be jailed for homosexuality. Meisner is a wife and mom to two great boys and a professor in the Department of English at Mount Royal University, where she works in the areas of creative writing, drama, and gender/sexuality studies.
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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!
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It’s TIFF time, and, as always, we can’t help but check out the awesome slate of films destined to grace Toronto screens without being reminded of great books that have a similar tone or theme. We’ve put together four Canadian picks for you to check out, plus added some ... Read more
We’re doing a spin on the classic holiday ditty, “The Twelve Days of Christmas” with our 12 Days of CanLit series this holiday season. Sing along with our countdown of themed book picks, straight down to our number 1 (that’s 78 books in all!).
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If you’re at all familiar with All Lit Up, you know that we tend toward the quirky, the new, the different. Our unique Inspire! preview gives you the lowdown of not-to-miss sessions with some of our fantastic authors and publishers for almost every kind of reader: nine things ... Read more
Toronto is lucky enough to be hosting World Pride 2014, an international event that encompasses activism, education, and the history and culture of global LGBTTIQQ2SA* communities. While the party is happening out on the streets, we’ve put together a reading list for any down ... Read more
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