Diane Schoemperlen has published several critically acclaimed collections of short fiction and three novels, In the Language of Love (1994), Our Lady of the Lost and Found (2001), and At A Loss For Words (2008). Her 1990 collection, The Man of My Dreams, was shortlisted for both the Governor-General?s Award and the Trillium. Her collection Forms of Devotion: Stories and Pictures won the 1998 Governor-General?s Award for English Fiction, and her 2014 collection, By the Book: Stories and Pictures was compared to the works of Lydia Davis, David Markson and Padgett Powell by The New York Times Sunday Book Review. In 2008, she received the Marian Engel Award from the Writers? Trust of Canada. In 2012, she was Writer-in-Residence at Queen?s University. She lives in Kingston, Ontario.
This week is a taste of literary things to come: exciting festivals, readings (both conventional and not) and a special event at Montreal's Holocaust Memorial Centre.
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To celebrate Canada Day this upcoming Saturday, why not hit up a book launch in your area? We have lots of areas on offer, this week: Edmonton, Courtenay, Toronto, Whitehorse, and more!
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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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This week in book events: Playwrights Canada Press celebrates their thirtieth anniversary with a party in Toronto; authors K.D. Miller, Diane Schoemperlen, Ray Robertson, and Matthew Heiti (among others) get wild at Waterloo's Wild Writer's Literary Festival; in Ottawa, Chaudiere ... Read more
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