Everyone, it seems, is now a curator. In our daily lives, we engage with any number of digital entities that require us to pick and choose, creating playlists and “likes” that are carried over, algorithmically, into future picking and choosing.
On Friday, January 30, Jon Chan Simpson will be at the OLA Super Conference to talk about his forthcoming debut novel, Chinkstar. Jon has been named as a debut author to watch by the Quill & Quire, and the 49h Shelf listed Chinkstar as a most anticipated title of 2015.
Kick off the Canada Reads debate month with a free event at the Toronto Reference Library that will celebrate all of the finalists — including And the Birds Rained Down! The event will be hosted by Mary Ito, of CBC Radio One's Fresh Air.
Matthew Heiti, author of The City Still Breathing, will read at the University of New Brunswick the evening of April 8. He will be joined by... we're not sure yet, but they will be AWESOME. Check back in as we finalize details!
Once a month, on (or around) the third Sunday of the month, Hazel and Jay MillAr of BookThug open their home to writers and readers for their cozy House Readings Series (HIJ); following the salon style reading, there will be a discussion and author Q&A.
This April, Brecken Hancock will read from Broom Broom at HIJ. More details tk, but in the meantime, save the date for what is sure to be a wonderful afternoon of poetry!
Common Readings (at the Common) welcomes writers from all genres for a night of literary celebration. This April, Brecken Hancock will read from her exceptional debut, Broom Broom. More details tk, but save the date!
Did you get a new ereading device over the holidays? Seems like almost everyone we know did! Ergo, we've decided to have an ebook sale that will help you fill up your ereader (whether it be brand, spankin' new or lovingly covered with old flecks of food from years of use).
We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Canada Council of the Arts, the Government of Canada through the Canada Book Fund, the Ontario Arts Council and the Ontario Media Development Corporation for our publishing activities.