Stuart Ross is a poet, fiction writer, and essayist. He is the author of about a dozen books and countless chapbooks. His story collection 'Buying Cigarettes for the Dog' won the 2010 ReLit Award for Short Fiction. Stuart is the fiction and poetry editor for 'This Magazine', a regular columnist for 'subTerrain', and has his own imprint, "a stuart ross book," at Mansfield Press. He was the 2010 Writer in Residence at Queen's University, and has led writing workshops across the country. After half a century in Toronto, Stuart moved to Cobourg, Ontario, in 2009. 'You Exist. Details Follow.' is his seventh full-length poetry collection.
To kick off our annual summer book club, we virtually chatted with Book*hug Press, the team that brought us Shani Mootoo's newest novel Polar Vortex.
There's a lot going on this week, including the Holiday Pop-Up Book Fair in Montreal (which is a much better alternative to Black Friday shopping, IOHO).
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Our literary events are truly coast-to-coast this week: we're holding out for when airlines get season tickets.
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Why not celebrate Mother's Day by treating her to a literary event visit? There's tons to choose from this week, including Poet Laureate readings in London, the Atwater Poetry Project in Montreal, and the Toronto Comic Arts Festival.
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If you'd rather be hunting for new reads than eggs this week, check out our listings featuring launch parties, reading series, and all good things in between.
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