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The Porcupine’s Quill

The Porcupine’s Quill | Canadian literature | Scoop.it

We were saddened last week by the news that one of our wonderful PQL poets, Joe Rosenblatt, had passed away. I never got the chance to meet Joe in person. Instead, we met through our email correspondence, first working on his collection The Bird in the Stillness, and then, most recently, pulling together information for his book Bite Me!: Musings on Monsters and Mayhem. 

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Christopher Moore's History News: This Month at Canada's History

Christopher Moore's History News: This Month at Canada's History | Canadian literature | Scoop.it
Bloody Saturday , by Noam Gonick and Bernie Miller, unveiling soon on Main St. In the new issue of  Canada's History , just reaching su...
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B.C.: 15 bestselling books for the week of March 16

B.C.: 15 bestselling books for the week of March 16 | Canadian literature | Scoop.it
The Association of Book Publishers of B.C.’s list of the bestselling books for the week of March 16.
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KBKL Spotlight on Canadians: Philippa Dowding –

KBKL Spotlight on Canadians: Philippa Dowding – | Canadian literature | Scoop.it
A big Kick-butt Kidlit welcome to author, Philippa Dowding! Philippa Dowding is an award-winning children’s author and copywriter from Toronto. Her children’s books have been nominated for numerous literary awards, including the OLA Red Maple, OLA Silver Birch Express, Diamond Willow and...
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Here and Now Toronto | How one writer found a home within herself through poetry

Here and Now Toronto | How one writer found a home within herself through poetry | Canadian literature | Scoop.it
Here and Now Toronto with Gill Deacon: Najwa Zebian is a Lebanese-Canadian poet who writes about her experiences with displacement, discrimination and abuse. On this March 21st for world poetry day she shared a poem that sits close to her heart.
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Book review: Family ties come with a price in Iranian women’s stories

Book review: Family ties come with a price in Iranian women’s stories | Canadian literature | Scoop.it
Iranian women’s experiences of family ties feature centrally across the nine stories of Divided Loyalties.
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Mark Abley's memoir is a tender portrait of a difficult father-son relationship | CBC Radio

Mark Abley's memoir is a tender portrait of a difficult father-son relationship | CBC Radio | Canadian literature | Scoop.it
Montreal writer Mark Abley describes Harry Abley as "a nightmare of a father; depressive, self-absorbed, unpredictable, emotionally unstable. He was a dream of a father: gentle, courageous, artistically gifted." Harry was a gifted organist who performed on theatre organs in the 1930s.
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Winter 2019 Eakin Lecture | McGill Institute for the Study of Canada - McGill University

Winter 2019 Eakin Lecture | McGill Institute for the Study of Canada - McGill University | Canadian literature | Scoop.it
Winter 2019 Eakin Lecture Counteracting Erasure and 'Unvisibility': Expressions of Black Identity in Contemporary American and Canadian Fiction Ralph Ellison suggests that the unnamed protagonist of his 1952 novel has become an "invisible man" simply by being a black man in the United States of...
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Grass-Fed by Aaron Schneider •

Grass-Fed by Aaron Schneider • | Canadian literature | Scoop.it
An academic, an artist, two businessmen, a talk show host, and a retired hockey player gather at a hunting lodge and resort in Northern Ontario. Over the course of their retreat they kill, they eat and they justify their lives.
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Sarnia’s 2019 National Poetry Month Celebration – A Poetic Marathon

Sarnia’s 2019 National Poetry Month Celebration – A Poetic Marathon | Canadian literature | Scoop.it
Canadian poet/musician Tom Gannon Hamilton plus a dozen area poets will be participating in Sarnia's #NPM19 celebration, Saturday, April 6, 2019.
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The bestselling Canadian books for the week of March 10 to 16, 2019 | CBC Books

The bestselling Canadian books for the week of March 10 to 16, 2019 | CBC Books | Canadian literature | Scoop.it
Bestseller lists are compiled by Bookmanager using weekly sales stats from over 260 Canadian independent stores.
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Lindsay Wong, Darrel J. McLeod and Kathy Page among 2019 BC Book Prize finalists | CBC Books

Lindsay Wong, Darrel J. McLeod and Kathy Page among 2019 BC Book Prize finalists | CBC Books | Canadian literature | Scoop.it
The awards honour books from B.C. in seven categories, including fiction, nonfiction, poetry, children's books and a booksellers' choice award.
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Christopher Moore's History News: Conference news: Nonfiction writers in Vancouver

Christopher Moore's History News: Conference news: Nonfiction writers in Vancouver | Canadian literature | Scoop.it
The annual conference of the Creative Nonfiction Writers Collective, the country's leading organization devoted to the craft of nonficti...
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Margaret Lindsay Holton - Artist and Author of Trillium

Margaret Lindsay Holton - Artist and Author of Trillium | Canadian literature | Scoop.it
Margaret Lindsay Holton is a senior Canadian artist and an award-winning fiction author from the Golden Horseshoe region of Southern Ontario, Canada. She has recently released her third novel, TRILLIUM.
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Episode 3.22 Interfering with the Legitimacy of the Settler State with Chelsea Vowel

Episode 3.22 Interfering with the Legitimacy of the Settler State with Chelsea Vowel | Canadian literature | Scoop.it
Hold onto your hats it's a LIVE EPISODE! This one was recorded at the University of Alberta, as part of the Canadian Literature Centre's Brown Bag Lunch series. I'm talking to the brilliant Chelsea Vowel, aka âpihtawikosisân.
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VERSeFest: Canadian poet Dennis Lee, on how he gets ‘drunk on all these glorious syllables’

VERSeFest: Canadian poet Dennis Lee, on how he gets ‘drunk on all these glorious syllables’ | Canadian literature | Scoop.it
VERSeFest, Ottawa’s International Poetry FestivalMarch 26-31 at Knox Presbyterian Church, 120 Lisgar St., and other locations.Tickets, passes and schedule info at versefest.caDennis Lee, who celebr…...
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A Bite-Size Square of Canada’s History, Culture and Craving - The New York Times

A Bite-Size Square of Canada’s History, Culture and Craving - The New York Times | Canadian literature | Scoop.it
How the Nanaimo bar, a three-layer no-bake treat from British Columbia, conquered a nation’s palate.
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Cat's Eye by Margaret Atwood

Cat's Eye by Margaret Atwood | Canadian literature | Scoop.it
Cat's Eye book. Read 2,910 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Cat's Eye is the story of Elaine Risley, a controversial painter who r...
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Are scientific abstracts written in poetic verse an effective representation of the underlying research? - F1000Research

The central purpose of science is to explain (Purtill, 1970). However, who is that explanation for, and how is this explanation communicated once it has been deduced?
Scientific research is typically communicated via papers in journals, with an abstract presented as a summary of that explanation.
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Writing for a Graphic Novel Tickets, Thu, 18 Apr 2019 at 6:00 PM

Writing for a Graphic Novel Tickets, Thu, 18 Apr 2019 at 6:00 PM | Canadian literature | Scoop.it
Writing for Graphic Novels...
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10 books by and about Juno Award winners that hit the right note | CBC Books

10 books by and about Juno Award winners that hit the right note | CBC Books | Canadian literature | Scoop.it
The 2019 Juno Awards take place March 17.Let the Junos inspire your reading and check out one of these 10 books written about or written by past winners. ...
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Finding writing assistance in Winnipeg - Winnipeg Free Press

Finding writing assistance in Winnipeg - Winnipeg Free Press | Canadian literature | Scoop.it
Have you dabbled in writing for years but nobody knows about it? Or you’ve told people but you... - Community Correspondent - Winnipeg Free Press.
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B.C. Book Prizes packed with Vancouver Island nominees

B.C. Book Prizes packed with Vancouver Island nominees | Canadian literature | Scoop.it
The West Coast Book Prize Society announced its nominees for the 2019 B.C. Book Prizes today, nearly half of whom hail from the Vancouver Island area.Thirty-five nominees in seven categories are . . .
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2019 Poetry In Voice Competition Announces 24 Semifinalists from Across Canada | Poetry In Voice

For immediate release – 10 am EDT, March 20, 2019 Poetry as performance art hits Winnipeg as talented students from Grades 9-12, chosen from over 10,000 participants in school competitions and online video submissions, gather for the National Finals.
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