Sue Sinclair is the author of four previous collections, all of them nominated for regional and/or national awards. She also recently completed a PhD in philosophy at the University of Toronto on the subject of beauty and ethics. In 2012 she was Writer-in-Residence at the University of New Brunswick, and in 2013 she served as the inaugural Critic-in-Residence for CWILA. Sue was raised in Newfoundland and is now based in Montreal, where she writes, edits and teaches.
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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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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Venture out to one of these great literary events in your area this week, including the Trillium Award 30th Anniversary Readings in Ottawa and the Read Local BC readings (x2!) in Vancouver.
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Winter is around the bend, and the days are growing darker, but here at ALU we’re all lit up with anticipation of cozy nights in getting our read on. (Throw in a fireplace and some hot chocolate and our night is just about complete.)
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ALU resident mixologist Tan Light comes up with a one-two punch of espresso and Kahlua, echoing the punches of "Come in. Nothing There. / Come in. Nothing." of Tan's favourite poem in Sue Sinclair's latest collection, Heaven's Thieves (Brick Books).
Lots to do in this week in book events: including the ushering in of a new Giller winner! With a 3/5 chance of it being an indie book, we like those odds!
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