Alisha Piercy is a Montreal-based writer, artist, and painting conservator. Studies in literature,art conservation and print media influence her creative practice, which ranges from drawing installations to sculptural bookworks to the writing of novellas. Her work has been exhibited in various galleries in eastern Canada, with international projects in Iceland and Mexico. Her chapbook "You have hair like flags~" won the bpNichol Chapbook Award in 2010.
As far as intensive reading experiences go, being completely taken by a fictional character tops the list! Nothing keeps you well invested in a story like a character you have come to adore and feel close to. You laugh with them, cry with them, you hurt with them, and rejoice ... Read more
We've gathered a council of ten...ten amazing women characters, that is. They've got all kinds of strength, from carrying on after immigrating to a new place and facing discrimination, to tracking down an abuser, to grieving a lost child.
If the post-holiday funk has hit you hard, and the days are filled with fifty shades of blah, our scientific opinion is to throw some bright yellow shade at it starting with these beautiful book covers.
Tomorrow we celebrate our two years of internet life, and it has us wondering: how do other CanLit-ers get down? These ten books featuring party scenes and/or other literary bacchanals are sure to give us tips on what (or what NOT) to do for our second Birthday.
It seems like everyone and their Uncle now has an apartment full of succulents and air plants. It’s no wonder: they’re almost kill-proof – requiring little water – and pretty, besides. In an attempt to green up our HQ and pay homage to some of our favourite books, we’ve ... Read more
Road trips are a great way to spend your summer holidays with friends or family, seeing destinations that are (mostly) close to home. However much fun it can be to turn the music up loud and feel the wind in your hair, you'll inevitably have to deal with at least a few of the ... Read more
ALERT aspiring poets: two paths diverged in a yellow wood, and you can write about both of them in your very own, made-it-yourself chapbook in today's edition of do-lit-yourself. All it takes is ten minutes and a couple of household items, so you could make one for your potential ... Read more
Poet Sue Sinclair returns to her Newfoundland roots, reading in Cornerbrook; the Tree Reading Series in Ottawa features poets Catherine Graham and Souvankham Thammavongsa; Will Starling by Ian Weir launches in Victoria — and more, this week in book events.
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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
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