Catherine Owen lives in New Westminster, BC. She is the author of ten collections of poetry, among them, DESIGNATED MOURNER (ECW, 2014), TROBAIRITZ (Anvil Press 2012), SEEING LESSONS (Wolsak & Wynn 2010) and FRENZY (Anvil Press 2009). Her poems are included in several recent anthologies such as FORCEFIELD: 77 WOMEN POETS OF BC (Mothertongue Press, 2013) and THIS PLACE A STRANGER: CANADIAN WOMEN TRAVELLING ALONE (Caitlin Press, 2014). Stories have appeared in URBAN GRAFFITI, MEMWEAR MAGAZINE, LIT N IMAGE (US) and TORONTO QUARTERLY. Her collection of memoirs and essays is called CATALYSTS: CONFRONTATIONS WITH THE MUSE (W & W, 2012). FRENZY won the Alberta Book Prize and other collections have been nominated for the BC Book Prize, ReLit, the CBC Prize, and the George Ryga Award. In 2015, Wolsak & Wynn published her compendium on the practices of writing called THE OTHER 23 AND A HALF HOURS OR EVERYTHING YOU WANTED TO KNOW THAT YOUR MFA DIDN'T TEACH YOU. She works in TV, plays metal bass and blogs at MARROW REVIEWS.
Welcome to this month’s edition of Jules’ Tools for Social Change, a column that features a book, author or publisher whose work deals with issues of race, gender, sexuality, ability, colonialism, economic justice, or other social justice topics.
This week, books and magazines hang out at both the Taddle Creek Summer issue launch (Toronto) and the Room Magazine readings (Vancouver). Plus, a lot more (in a lot more places)
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We’re already in the thick of Literary Festival Season, with great events like Halifax’s Word on the Street and Winnipeg’s Thin Air Festival already in session or just passed. We’re here with a roundup of what’s yet to come, so clear your calendar! Things are about ... Read more
In House is a regular column, highlighting the various publishers that have books featured and available for purchase on All Lit Up. Find out things like what sorts of books they publish, where in Canada they call home, and how they got their start.
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The fall is filled with fabulous literary festivals. Think author signings, readings, writing workshops — and the opportunity to discover great new books and meet Canadian publishers and editors.