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Wordfest presents Marina Endicott and Guy Vanderhaeghe - Wordfest - Bringing readers and writers together

Wordfest presents Marina Endicott and Guy Vanderhaeghe - Wordfest - Bringing readers and writers together | Canadian literature | Scoop.it
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June 1, 2015  John Dutton Theatre, Calgary.

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Marina Endicott launches her new novel, Close to Hugh, at Audreys Books Sunday, May 24 at 2 p.m.

Marina Endicott launches her new novel, Close to Hugh, at Audreys Books Sunday, May 24 at 2 p.m. | Canadian literature | Scoop.it
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POETRY: McGimpsey riffs on Canadian clichés

POETRY: McGimpsey riffs on Canadian clichés | Canadian literature | Scoop.it
David McGimpsey's Asbestos Heights (Coach House, 96 pages, $18) tackles the canonical clichés of Canadian poetry.
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Meet the Pakistani-Canadian woman who wrote the children's book 'My Chacha ... - Scroll.in

Meet the Pakistani-Canadian woman who wrote the children's book 'My Chacha ... - Scroll.in | Canadian literature | Scoop.it
Writing about sexuality in general and homosexuality in this book for children, Eiynah has gained supporters and detractors in equal measure.
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How Rachel Notley became Canada's most surprising political star - Macleans.ca

How Rachel Notley became Canada's most surprising political star - Macleans.ca | Canadian literature | Scoop.it
The new premier of Alberta loves a good argument. Her powers of persuasion helped turn her province’s political scene upside down
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Albertans have reason to hope that the arts will be respected by the Notley NDP. 

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APES plays host to prestigious Willow Awards gala - Weyburn This Week

APES plays host to prestigious Willow Awards gala - Weyburn This Week | Canadian literature | Scoop.it
On May 14, Assiniboia Park Elementary School was chosen to be the only school in the province to host the SaskEnergy Willow Awards. The Willow Awards is a volunteer run, non-profit . . .
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Man of a Century: Herman Wouk writes books to mark his 100th birthday - The Battlefords News-Optimist

NEW YORK, N.Y. - As he nears his 100th birthday, Herman Wouk has a book planned with a title permitted only to a man of his age.Wouk's "Sailor and Fiddler: Reflections of a 100-Year-Old Author" is . .
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Golden age of Canadian horror writing is upon us

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Jacqueline Baker's The Broken Hours is first up in this summary of Canadian horror.

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Alix Hawley wins Amazon.ca First Novel Award

Alix Hawley wins Amazon.ca First Novel Award | Canadian literature | Scoop.it
Alix Hawley (photo: Tom Sandler)
B.C.-based author Alix Hawley was presented with the $7,500 Amazon.ca First Novel Award, which recognizes an exceptional English-language title by a Canadian debut novelist, at a ceremony last night in Toronto.
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A coming of age story—in a dystopian afterlife - Macleans.ca

A coming of age story—in a dystopian afterlife - Macleans.ca | Canadian literature | Scoop.it
Book review: Canadian author Neil Smith's debut, 'Boo', posits a creepy, off-kilter reality for the youthful dead
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Les Murray finds brevity in poetry anthology Waiting for the Past

Les Murray finds brevity in poetry anthology Waiting for the Past | Canadian literature | Scoop.it
More than a few readers of Australian poetry must have observed the recent dual commem­orations of Gallipoli and the ­Armenian genocide and thought of Fredy Neptune, Les Murray’s 1998 verse novel whose protagonist, Fred Boettcher, witnesses the...

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These are some of the most beautiful libraries in the world

These are some of the most beautiful libraries in the world | Canadian literature | Scoop.it

Libraries are generally underrated as places to take some rare time out, sit for a while, read a book and admire the often stunning architecture.


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Shelley Youngblut, founding editor of Swerve, named interim general director of Wordfest

Shelley Youngblut, founding editor of Swerve, named interim general director of Wordfest | Canadian literature | Scoop.it
Shelley Youngblut, founding editor of the Calgary Herald's Swerve magazine and former western editor of the Globe and Mail, has been named interim general director of WordFest. The announcement cam...
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Richard Wagamese - My Dog the Philosopher

Born in Northwestern Ontario to Ojibway parents whose own horrific residential school experiences left them unable to care for their son, Wagamese grew up in ...
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Writers Through the Years: A Decade of NorthWords - EDGE

Writers Through the Years: A Decade of NorthWords - EDGE | Canadian literature | Scoop.it
Coming next week, the North's celebration of writing and writers hits a milestone in its quest to develop northern voices
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Getting personal with Guy Vanderhaeghe - Moose Jaw Times-Herald

Getting personal with Guy Vanderhaeghe - Moose Jaw Times-Herald | Canadian literature | Scoop.it
Personal experiences matter when Guy Vanderhaeghe is writing a story.
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At 80, Singer-Songwriter Leonard Cohen's Jewish Roots 'Very Much Intact' - Algemeiner

At 80, Singer-Songwriter Leonard Cohen's Jewish Roots 'Very Much Intact' - Algemeiner | Canadian literature | Scoop.it
JNS.org - Eighty years young, Leonard Cohen fits many descriptions—singer, songwriter, poet, novelist, monk. From his Jewish upbringing in Canada to the present day, Cohen has always explored his spiritual side.
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Author sets up shop at Fort library - Fort Saskatchewan Record

Author sets up shop at Fort library - Fort Saskatchewan Record | Canadian literature | Scoop.it
Fort Saskatchewan is welcoming its newest Writer in Residence.
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Alix Hawley wins Amazon First Novel Award for Daniel Boone story - Toronto Star

Alix Hawley wins Amazon First Novel Award for Daniel Boone story - Toronto Star | Canadian literature | Scoop.it
B.C. writer wins for first-person account of American folk hero's story, beating Giller winner Sean Michaels.
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26 best Canadian books for big kids - Today's Parent

26 best Canadian books for big kids - Today's Parent | Canadian literature | Scoop.it
There's nothing like curling up with a good novel. Check out the top Canadian books for big kids.
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Christopher Moore's History News: Getting your work noticed by influential people

Christopher Moore's History News: Getting your work noticed by influential people | Canadian literature | Scoop.it
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Withey: Kate Boorman’s Winterkill a ‘dark horse’ for Alberta Readers’ Choice Awards

Withey: Kate Boorman’s Winterkill a ‘dark horse’ for Alberta Readers’ Choice Awards | Canadian literature | Scoop.it
To my mind, Winterkill is the proverbial dark horse of this year’s Alberta Readers’ Choice Award finalists.
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book trailer for R. W. Gray's new book of short stories, "Entropic" - YouTube

In this collection of stories, author and filmmaker R. W. Gray (Crisp) finds the place where the beautiful, the strange, and the surreal all meet — sometimes...

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Fiction: ‘Medicine Walk’ by Richard Wagamese — A young Indian and his ailing, estranged father venture into the wild

Fiction: ‘Medicine Walk’ by Richard Wagamese — A young Indian and his ailing, estranged father venture into the wild | Canadian literature | Scoop.it

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