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Michael Hingston: Lifespan of a novel - StarPhoenix

Michael Hingston: Lifespan of a novel - StarPhoenix | Canadian literature | Scoop.it
Michael Hingston: Lifespan of a novel StarPhoenix He's also the reason NeWest exists at all, in a way: it was his initial $500 loan that allowed a group — including some of his fellow University of Alberta English professors, spearheaded by George...
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The Panama Canal and the decline of Winnipeg - Winnipeg Free Press

The Panama Canal and the decline of Winnipeg - Winnipeg Free Press | Canadian literature | Scoop.it
The Panama Canal and the decline of Winnipeg Winnipeg Free Press As the late University of Manitoba economist Ruben Bellan explained in his 1978 economic history of the city, "a 'watershed' emerged in western Saskatchewan, which marked off the area...
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Six Canadian books commemorating the First World War

Six Canadian books commemorating the First World War | Canadian literature | Scoop.it
This month, the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War is being recognized around the world.
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Q&A: Barbara Gowdy on swearing and her television debut on HBO’s Sensitive Skin

Q&A: Barbara Gowdy on swearing and her television debut on HBO’s Sensitive Skin | Canadian literature | Scoop.it
Barbara Gowdy in Sensitive Skin
Is the new HBO Canada comedy Sensitive Skin, starring Kim Cattrall and Don McKellar, on its way to becoming CanLit’s favourite show?
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Ellen in Pieces by Caroline Adderson Reviewed on Quill and Quire

Ellen in Pieces by Caroline Adderson Reviewed on Quill and Quire | Canadian literature | Scoop.it
Unfolding in a collection of scenes that bounce back and forth in time, and told through multiple perspectives, Ellen in… Read More »
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The Broken Hours by Jacqueline Baker

The Broken Hours by Jacqueline Baker | Canadian literature | Scoop.it
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Edmonton-based Jacqueline Baker's new novel The Broken Hours features HP Lovecraft as principal character. FS

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Ten things you should know about HP Lovecraft

Ten things you should know about HP Lovecraft | Canadian literature | Scoop.it
Howard Phillips Lovecraft was born on this day in 1890. We celebrate his birthday with 10 titbits about the father of weird and wonderful horror

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Travel journalists from around world descend on Winnipeg - CBC.ca

Travel journalists from around world descend on Winnipeg - CBC.ca | Canadian literature | Scoop.it
Travel journalists from around world descend on Winnipeg CBC.ca “To come to Manitoba and experience what Manitoba has to offer, then go back and write it in their magazines, post it in their blogs, tweet out the messages – these kinds of things...
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Calgary's Poet Laureate sets up interactive display at the Epcor Words and ... - Calgary Herald

Calgary's Poet Laureate sets up interactive display at the Epcor Words and ... - Calgary Herald | Canadian literature | Scoop.it
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Piper's Frith: Writing at Kilmory

Piper's Frith: Writing at Kilmory | Canadian literature | Scoop.it
October 20-25, 2014 – Newfoundland (D-day for Piper's Frith, best darned writing retreat in the east. #Writers, apply now for Newfoundland in Oct.
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'Don't read books!' A 12th-century Zen poem

'Don't read books!' A 12th-century Zen poem | Canadian literature | Scoop.it

'It's annoying for others to have to hear you'.


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Kindle e-readers make it 'significantly harder' to absorb the plot of a book, scientists claim

Kindle e-readers make it 'significantly harder' to absorb the plot of a book, scientists claim | Canadian literature | Scoop.it
Bookworms who believe nothing can compare to getting stuck into a paperback novel now have evidence to back their hunch, as researchers have claimed that Kindle devices make it “significantly harder” for a reader to absorb plotlines. 

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Sharon Bakar's curator insight, August 20, 2:38 AM

Enjoy what I read on Kindle just as much and maybe more - maybe because I'm not distracted by trying to squint at tiny print.  Every reader should find what suites THEM best.

Sharon Bakar's curator insight, August 20, 2:40 AM

Enjoy what I read on Kindle just as much and maybe more than print books, maybe because I do not have to squint at tiny print.  Every reader should find what suits THEM best.

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Best of Bc - Vancouver Sun

Best of Bc - Vancouver Sun | Canadian literature | Scoop.it
Best of Bc
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109 Walks in British Columbia's Lower Mainland - Mary Macaree (Greystone Books Ltd.) 6. Poachers, Polluters and Politics - Randy Nelson (Harbour Publishing) 7.
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The call of the Canadian wild - BBC News

The call of the Canadian wild - BBC News | Canadian literature | Scoop.it
The call of the Canadian wild
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But as I was on a quest to discover the landscapes immortalised in the books of US writer, Jack London, a man who braved Canada's sub-zero temperatures and wilderness before roads like the highway even existed.
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Toronto Book Awards shortlist announced

Toronto Book Awards shortlist announced | Canadian literature | Scoop.it
The five finalists for the Toronto Book Awards have been announced, featuring a diverse list of non-fiction and novels. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the prize, worth $10,000 for the winning author and $1,000 for each of the finalists.
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Serching for 'Anne of Green Gables' on Prince Edward Island - New York Times

Serching for 'Anne of Green Gables' on Prince Edward Island - New York Times | Canadian literature | Scoop.it
New York Times Serching for 'Anne of Green Gables' on Prince Edward Island New York Times An instant best-seller when it was published in 1908, the book tells the story of the verbose, red-haired Anne Shirley — an 11-year-old orphan who is...
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The stories they could tell - Winnipeg Free Press

The stories they could tell - Winnipeg Free Press | Canadian literature | Scoop.it
Winnipeg Free Press The stories they could tell Winnipeg Free Press Travel Manitoba president and CEO Colin Ferguson said he's heard nothing but positive feedback from the writers he's met so far, and hopefully that will translate into a lot of...
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STARFest unveils stellar ’14 lineup — St. Albert Leader

STARFest unveils stellar ’14 lineup — St. Albert Leader | Canadian literature | Scoop.it
Stars of the literary world will be shining bright once again in St. Albert this fall.
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Alberta authors on Twitter

Alberta authors on Twitter | Canadian literature | Scoop.it
Finding a group of people to engage with on Twitter can, sometimes, feel like a daunting task. Here is a list of Alberta authors and literary organizations to help you. All are great fun to chat wi...
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Copernicus Book Thought Destroyed in Fire is Found Again

Copernicus Book Thought Destroyed in Fire is Found Again | Canadian literature | Scoop.it
The Duchess Anna Amalia Library in Weimar, Germany - one of the country's finest special collections - suffered a terrible fire in 2004.  50,000 books were lost to the flames, a full 25% of...
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Meet Vandana Shiva: The deserving heir to Mahatma Ghandi's legacy

Meet Vandana Shiva: The deserving heir to Mahatma Ghandi's legacy | Canadian literature | Scoop.it
There have been several Indian pretenders to the Mahatma Gandhi legacy in the 66 years since his assassination, but only one of them truly deserves the title. (Awful article.
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Gallery: The most spectacular libraries in the world

Gallery: The most spectacular libraries in the world | Canadian literature | Scoop.it
This may be the digital age, but libraries are thriving around the world, as they have for centuries. Many spectacular landmarks, both public and private, continue to be built -- or rebuilt.
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Literary landmarks: St. John's, Newfoundland

Literary landmarks: St. John's, Newfoundland | Canadian literature | Scoop.it
Newfoundland is one of Canada's hottest spots for literary success: authors including Michael Crummey, Lisa Moore, Michael Winter and Wayne Johnston have called the rock home and write about it in many of their novels.
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10 beautiful Australian libraries

10 beautiful Australian libraries | Canadian literature | Scoop.it

Craigieburn Library in Hume, Victoria has been named public library of the year award following a cross-continent competition – here are nine more amazing library buildings across Australia.


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Inaugural Toronto International Book Fair runs Nov. 13 to 16 - CBC.ca

Inaugural Toronto International Book Fair runs Nov. 13 to 16 - CBC.ca | Canadian literature | Scoop.it
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Inaugural Toronto International Book Fair runs Nov. 13 to 16
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And the First Nations, Métis and Inuit Literary Circle will feature presentations by B.C.
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