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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

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"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

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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

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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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Ann Shortell was a finalist in the 2017 Crime Writers of Canada Unhanged Arthur Award for best unpublished crime fiction manuscript, for Celtic Knot. Last October, she read an excerpt from Celtic Knot at San Francisco's LitCrawl 2016, as a representative of Stanford University's OWC program. More

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Harrow Road is an historical novel set in the late 19th century, when there were few safety nets for those battered by circumstance. Annie Taylor, deserted by her husband, enters the Paddington workhouse on Harrow Road in London with her three children. She is separated from her girls, stripped and... More

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This February, Sapha's first speculative fiction novella Son of Abel was published by Vræyda Literary. "Why is it, I wonder, that every tattoo place I send you to has an outrageous accident minutes before you arrive?" Caleb's obsession with a magical tattoo had the power to end a long-term truce.... More

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Delighted to be touring with my new novel, The Widow's Fire (Inanna Publications), an exploration of the shadow side of Jane Austen's final novel, Persuasion. The following locations in Canada are confirmed: Toronto, On (Inanna launch, 24 May, with Sky Curtis, Lucy E.M. Black, Ursula Pflug, and... More

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Edmonton based member, Dolly Dennis’s first book, Loddy-Dah is now on the syllabus for first year students as part of the Women’s Literature course at Central Connecticut State University, in New Britain, Conn. In March, the class of 27 (one male) interviewed her via WebEx for an hour and then were... More

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  The Midwife of Torment & Other Stories is a collection of sudden fiction that compresses its narrative to deliver a variety of stories that alternate the flavour of a philosophical reflection with the whimsical enchantment of a fable with a twist. These stories also often dwell on the... More

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