Cassie Stocks, in 2013, became the first woman in seventeen years to be awarded the Leacock Medal for humour writing for her novel Dance, Gladys, Dance. She has been published in magazines and journals such as Avenue, Literary Mama, Other Voices and Reader’s Digest. Cassie lives in Eston, Saskatchewan, and is the town librarian.
The week we cheered about the Canada Reads longlist, learned more about book-binding a la publisher Biblioasis, and tried two cocktail recipes.
Tomorrow we celebrate our two years of internet life, and it has us wondering: how do other CanLit-ers get down? These ten books featuring party scenes and/or other literary bacchanals are sure to give us tips on what (or what NOT) to do for our second Birthday.
In House is a regular column, highlighting the various publishers that have books featured and available for purchase on All Lit Up. Find out things like what sorts of books they publish, where in Canada they call home, and how they got their start.
Things You’ve Inherited From Your Mother throws a lot of first novel tropes out the window and never looks back. Hollie is still a young woman herself, yet she has decided to put herself in the shoes of someone a bit further on in life, a mother approaching the cusp of middle ... Read more
According to Voltaire reading and dancing are two harmless activities we should all indulge in. With Dance, Gladys, Dance, the Stephen Leacock Award-winning novel by Cassie Stocks (published by NeWest Press) you can combine both!
Stephen Leacock's classic story collection, Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town, and its fictional setting of small-town Mariposa has delighted audiences for 102 years. Before and since, Canadians have upheld a long tradition of hilarity, in whatever circumstances -- and this ... Read more
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