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The Walrus Poetry Prize

The Walrus Poetry Prize | Canadian literature | Scoop.it
Introducing the inaugural Walrus Poetry Prize. The juried winner will receive $5,000, and
his or her poem will be published in The Walrus. The readers' choice winner will receive $1,000.
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Locally Rooted, Globally Read: Book Publishing in Manitoba L’édition du livre au Manitoba : Un ancrage local, des lectures mondiales

Locally Rooted, Globally Read: Book Publishing in Manitoba  L’édition du livre au Manitoba : Un ancrage local, des lectures mondiales | Canadian literature | Scoop.it
Eventbrite - Association of Manitoba Book Publishers presents Locally Rooted, Globally Read: Book Publishing in Manitoba L’édition du livre au Manitoba : Un ancrage local, des lectures mondiales - Thursday, 25 May 2017 at Manitoba Legislative Building, Winnipeg, MB. Find event and ticket information.
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CanLit Book Club Episode Three: Rob Taylor’s The News

CanLit Book Club Episode Three: Rob Taylor’s The News | Canadian literature | Scoop.it
Kim Fu and Andrea Bennett discuss Rob Taylor's The News.
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Pembroke Publishers - Book

Pembroke Publishers - Book | Canadian literature | Scoop.it
Congrats to author @AmandaYuill on her Ontario Writer's Award! Check out her book, #substituteteachingY here: https://t.co/rr0QbYkyd4 https://t.co/0eiuh0Ef6d
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Why journalist Mansoor Ladha wrote a memoir about his search for belonging

Why journalist Mansoor Ladha wrote a memoir about his search for belonging | Canadian literature | Scoop.it
Mansoor Ladha was living in Nairobi, Kenya in 1972, when Ugandan president Idi Amin expelled residents of Indian descent, which triggered a mass migration and acts of violence across the entire region. Ladha had to decide if he should stay in Africa or come to Canada and start a new
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Quebec comic book writer forced to move after transphobic attacks

Quebec comic book writer forced to move after transphobic attacks | Canadian literature | Scoop.it
A Quebec comic book writer and illustrator has gone into hiding after her personal information was made public and she became the target of death threats.
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Literary event listings, May 22–28, 2017 | Quill and Quire

Literary event listings, May 22–28, 2017 | Quill and Quire | Canadian literature | Scoop.it
Literary event listings for the week of May 22, 2017.
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Poetry Sunday: “Mutanabbi Steet, Baghdad,” by Julie Bruck

Poetry Sunday: “Mutanabbi Steet, Baghdad,” by Julie Bruck | Canadian literature | Scoop.it
In “Mutanabbi Street, Baghdad," the focus is on the human loss in the bombing, and the message is personal and painful. In 20 free verse lines, the poem takes
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Magazine of the Year: 5 Nominees for the 40th Anniversary National Magazine Awards

Magazine of the Year: 5 Nominees for the 40th Anniversary National Magazine Awards | Canadian literature | Scoop.it
There are more than a thousand magazines in Canada, and each begins with a premise of delighting, surprising, and serving the needs of a community of readers. Whether they cover business or fashion, sports or food, poetry or investigative journalism, city life or international news, Canadian magazines succeed when they pursue top-quality storytelling, compelling design and…
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The Hollywood effect: Maud Lewis and other painters who got a bump from the movies

The Hollywood effect: Maud Lewis and other painters who got a bump from the movies | Canadian literature | Scoop.it
Maud Lewis' exuberant art regularly turns up at Canadian auctions. But the high-profile new film Maudie has sparked a wave of fresh interest in the beloved Nova Scotia folk artist's oeuvre. Call it the Hollywood effect.
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Can the Smart City help overcome the malaise of democracy? | L'Atelier : Accelerating Innovation

Can the Smart City help overcome the malaise of democracy? | L'Atelier : Accelerating Innovation | Canadian literature | Scoop.it
At a time when mistrust of political institutions, ‘the establishment’ and ‘the system’ has become widespread, might the Smart City have a role to play in restoring public enthusiasm for democracy? Has the time come to rethink the Smart City from a political angle?
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Dany Laferrière decorated with the Order of Montreal, to the rank of Officer | HAITIAN-TRUTH.ORG Proud to be Haiti's most informative NEWS site

Dany Laferrière decorated with the Order of Montreal, to the rank of Officer | HAITIAN-TRUTH.ORG Proud to be Haiti's most informative NEWS site | Canadian literature | Scoop.it
BY Haiti Libre: As part of the 375th anniversary of the founding of Montreal, the Mayor of Montreal, Denis Coderre, in the presence of Bernard Voyer,
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Third Annual Kobo Emerging Writer Prize Shortlist Announced

Third Annual Kobo Emerging Writer Prize Shortlist Announced | Canadian literature | Scoop.it
Toronto, ON – May 1st 2017 – Rakuten Kobo, in search for the best new books written by debut Canadian authors, today announced the shortlist for its third annual Emerging Writer Prize. The award was created with the goal of kick-starting the career
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Things to Do in Regina this May Long Weekend - May 19 to 22, 2017

Things to Do in Regina this May Long Weekend - May 19 to 22, 2017 | Canadian literature | Scoop.it
Things to Do in Regina this Weekend - May 19 to 22, 2017 including free, fun family & kids' activities, live music, theatre & performing arts, sports and exhibitions.
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[Recs] Asian Heritage Month Reads for #AsianLitBingo | Part Two

[Recs] Asian Heritage Month Reads for #AsianLitBingo | Part Two | Canadian literature | Scoop.it
May is Asian Heritage Month in Canada and Asian American and Pacific Islander Month in the US and there's been a lot of discussion about books by Asian authors online, both from the US and Canada and translated works. As the month comes to a close with one week remaining, perhaps you're considering picking up a…
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January by Hoa Nguyen

Once again, our Poem of the Week choice spotlights work from the 2017 Griffin Poetry Prize shortlist. This week's selection comes from Hoa Nguyen's vibrant collection Violet Energy Ingots. Among its many fascinating attributes, how Nguyen refashions language, often swiftly over the course of a brief poem like "January", is simultaneously an exhilarating pleasure and an inviting challenge to the reader.
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Tuesday poem #216 : Gerry Shikatani : HIKONE (Shiga Prefecture)

Tuesday poem #216 : Gerry Shikatani : HIKONE (Shiga Prefecture) | Canadian literature | Scoop.it
April 11 Just then a thousand lights white, pink-tinged and small. Heart turned, bowels churned at footstep. In the lak
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Two books I've recently read and enjoyed • r/books

Two books I've recently read and enjoyed • r/books | Canadian literature | Scoop.it
For this summer break I decided to get back into reading again. I've read two books so far which have brought me great delight! The first on
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The one writing rule YA novelist Alice Kuipers never breaks? Read 50 pages a day

The one writing rule YA novelist Alice Kuipers never breaks? Read 50 pages a day | Canadian literature | Scoop.it
The question
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A Note on Call-Out Culture

A Note on Call-Out Culture | Canadian literature | Scoop.it

Are we educating each other or just scoring points from our swivel chairs?


FS:  Thanks to Lorri Nielsen Glenn for suggesting that now is a good time to read this wise article by Asam Ahmad.

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Blue-heads

Blue-heads | Canadian literature | Scoop.it
Sadie McCarney   I had to go and shear those craters in my hair, locked in my bucolic boarding school dorm room with sewing scissors and an
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NATURE WRITING WITH ARIEL GORDON!

NATURE WRITING WITH ARIEL GORDON! | Canadian literature | Scoop.it
Eventbrite - The Manitoba Writers' Guild presents NATURE WRITING WITH ARIEL GORDON! - Saturday, 27 May 2017 at Oak Hammock Marsh, Stonewall, MB. Find event and ticket information.
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The Porcupine’s Quill

The Porcupine’s Quill | Canadian literature | Scoop.it
Every Friday, the PQ Weekly Roundup collects the most shared links in our social media network—bookish articles, reviews, quizzes, recommendations and more—in convenient digest form. Are you looking to diversify your reading list? Here are some books by Indigenous … Continue reading →
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The Griffin Trust for Excellence in Poetry | Performance

The Griffin Trust for Excellence in Poetry | Performance | Canadian literature | Scoop.it
Come and hear a selection of the best poetry in the world from the 2017 Griffin Poetry Prize shortlisted poets – Jordan Abel, Abdellatif Laâbi, Jane Mead, Hoa Nguyen, Donald Nicholson-Smith, Alice Oswald, Sandra Ridley, and Denise Riley.  The Griffin Poetry Prize annually awards $65,000 each to a Canadian poet and an international
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