Marguerite Pigeon is a writer of poetry and fiction. Since completing her MFA at the University of British Columbia in 2004, she has been working as an editor of academic publications while completing this collection of poems and her first novel. Her work has appeared in a variety of journals, including 'subTerrain', 'The Capilano Review', 'dANDelion', 'Grain', and 'Taddle Creek'. Originally from Blind River, Northern Ontario, she currently lives in Vancouver.
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.
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.
We love reading books with strong female characters and we suspect many of you do as well given the #readwomen hashtag and certain controversies from recent memory that have received so much attention. This doesn't mean they need to be wielding katana swords like Michonne in ... Read more
Holy toledo: our 13 featured book events this week are truly coast to coast to coast: from Victoria, to Halifax, to Whitehorse! Bundle up (unless you live on the West Coast, in which case, stop making the rest of us jealous) and head out to one (or all!) of the great events ... Read more
January has just flown by and already we're on day two of our shortest month of the year. If you've resolved to read more this year and so far you're not doing that well, we've got a solution. Why not try short stories or novellas? Even if you can only carve out a little time ... Read more
We know, we know — you love indie Canadian books, and would love to attend readings and launch parties for new fall books and local authors — but it can be overwhelming, what with the hundreds of events happening all of the time, all over the country.
Well, budding members ... Read more
It's day two of our Fall Preview Week, in which we highlight some of the most exciting and innovative new titles released this fall.
Today, we get a peek behind-the-scenes of a few Canadian publishing houses — the insider's view on which new titles publishing professionals ... Read more
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