Member Announcements

New Publication

 Amazon says they will be releasing this important book on August 28th, 2017. There are many authors, each of us focusing on a different Alternative School. I wrote about Wandering Spirit Survival School (WSSS), founded in 1976 as the first 'Native Way School' in Canada. I explore the critical... More

New Publication

Releasing November 15, 2017 ~  Landmark Roses is the seventh book in BWL Publishing's Canadian Historical Brides series which celebrates Canada's 150th birthday. The novel is set in southern Manitoba and tells the story of the Mennonites who settled there. Author Nancy M Bell, writing here as Marie... More

New Publication

Plunge into Reading with Captain Monty Jennifer Mook-Sang is pleased to announce the October 3rd release of Captain Monty Takes the Plunge (Kids Can Press), a picture book for ages 3 to 7. Monty the Malodorous is a daring pirate. He is brave. He is bold. He is feared by all who sail the six or... More

New Publication

'GHOST BOYS', a novel on child-slavery out in September. Book Trailer: YouTube: https://youtu.be/TdjTsRhy_M8 You can pre-order it from Amazon or Indigo. https://www.amazon.ca/Ghost-Boys-Shenaaz-Nanji/dp/1988449138   https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/ghost-boys/9781988449135-item...   More

Workshop

Please join me at the Sorrento Centre in BC's beautiful Shuswap region October 9-13 for this restful retreat. The retreat is timed to coincide with the sockeye run on the Adams River. For details, please visit my website: www.gailanderson-dargatz.ca More

Workshop

"Writing Place" (Part 1): Explore your place -- the outside one that stirs the inside one -- bring readers inside your cityscape-landscape-seascape. "Writing Character" (Part 2): Open the door to characters that live for readers and the "fit" their place. For details, visit Kathryn's website: https... More

Calls For Submission

Canadian Women and the Vote 1918-2018: Prairie Fire (39.1) Special Issue Guest editor: Sue SorensenCall closes: December 1, 2017Publication: Spring 2018 Anniversaries are bittersweet events. On May 24, 1918 most Canadian women were granted the right to vote in federal elections. That’s a landmark... More

New Publication

"The Inheritance of Shame: A Memoir," published on May 16, 2017, by Brown Paper Press, is the true story of author Peter Gajdics’ six years in a bizarre form of conversion therapy that attempted to “cure” him of his homosexuality. The book details Gajdics’ recovery from the therapy and somewhat... More

Members' Activity

Joan Marie Galat is Canada’s recipient of the Crystal Kite Award for Dot to Dot in the Sky, Stories of the Aurora. Given by the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), the Crystal Kite is the only peer-chosen award for children’s creators. The title partners science and... More

Members' Activity

ORB, the Ottawa Review of Books, released its list of ten outstanding books for summer reading and Angie Littlefield's Tom Thomson's Fine Kettle of Friends: biography, history, art and food, is on that list along with Margaret Atwood's Hag-seed. "It's quite an honour to be on the same list as... More

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