Merilyn Simonds is the author of 16 books, including The Holding, a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice; The Convict Lover, finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award; and most recently The Paradise Project, flash-fiction stories hand-printed on a hand-operated, antique press. She is founding artistic director of Kingston WritersFest and a past chair of the Writers’ Union of Canada. She teaches creative writing and mentors emerging writers around the world. She lives in Kingston, Ontario.
There's nothing scary about three season launches and two festivals this week (well, maybe that we don't have enough time to see them all!).
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Happy Thanksgiving! We're thankful for a spate of literary events and festivals (five!) to go to this week.
If you thought last week had all the festivals, think again; this week has Thin Air in Winnipeg, Fog Lit in Saint John, Victoria's Festival of Authors, Poetry Weekend at the University of New Brunswick, Kingston Writers' Fest, and a bevy of readings and book launches.
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We had some "inconceivable!" exploits this week – read on to check out interviews, top 10s, and five Instagram accounts to follow for World Photo Day.
It's #FollowFriday, and we can't think of better follow-ees than these five fantastic, Canadian book Instagram accounts, in honour of World Photo Day this August 19th.
Look east for this week's literary events: there's a lot of signings happening in Newfoundland and St. John's this weekend.
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