Jan Zwicky is a musician, philosopher and award-winning poet. In 1999, she won the Governor General’s Literary Award for poetry for Songs for Relinquishing the Earth. Her Thirty-seven Small Songs & Thirteen Silences was also nominated for the Pat Lowther Award and the Dorothy Livesay Prize in 2006.
This week we interviewed Missy Marston, author of our #alubookclub pick Bad Ideas (ECW Press), recommended a follow-up read to Cheryl Strayed's Wild, and shared poems and a debut short story collection. Also, ASMR is becoming official. Scroll on for that and more.
We're anticipating that March Break-life next week with a printable colouring sheet of parts-of-speech bookplates – for kids and kids-at-heart alike.
The 1990s in Canada was marked by the continued recession of the '80s, grunge-rock, the rise of celebrity culture and tabloids, and the Information Age. (And dangerous children's toys. See: moon shoes.) Scroll down to see what historical and literary happenings we dug up.
Literary events across the country are heating up (unlike the temperature)! This week we have listings from Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, and Abbotsford: check out what's happening in your area.
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Not enough literary festivals last week for you? Check out this week, with festivals in Victoria, Vancouver, Lethbridge, Winnipeg, and Toronto. But that's not all!
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Lots of poetry for poetry month this week, plus, some novelists as well (one of them writing about poets, so....). Enjoy our coast-to-coast happenings!
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