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Book Dealers Celebrate Montreal’s 375th Anniversary

On the eve of Montreal’s 375th anniversary, the members of The Montreal Antiquarian Book Fair, in partnership with Héritage Montréal, will display the largest collection of books on our historic metropolis ever seen under one roof. This year’s book fair, which will be held on September 24th and 25th at Concordia University, will feature Dinu Bumbaru of Héritage Montreal who …

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Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here: Solidarity with Iraqi People

THIS EVENT will bring poets, students and professors together to read from the anthology Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here in which poets and writers respond to the March 5th, 2007, suicide bombing of Baghdad’s “street of the booksellers” – an attack in which more than 30 people died and many more were wounded. The anthology is the progeny of an international …

GENERATION NEXT: Ariel Resnikoff

In Winter Each night begins low as one speaks to a child, as one writes in white chalk on the street. The village boys burn leaves outside the door— break bottles into evening. Watching through a peephole at the door rather thickly, in a slow way, the smoke of withering brush into snow. “If man could only wither so thickly, …

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INDIE PRESS OFFERS PRIZE FOR FIRST-TIME AUTHORS

  Metatron Press will be accepting submissions for the 2016 Metatron prize in January. The editors over at Metatron have been working overtime this year. In October, the Montreal-based independent press launched three titles: Teen Surf Goth by Oscar d’Artois, Pony Castle by Sofia Banzhaf and Looking Good and Having a Good Time by Fawn Parker. Founded by Ashley Opheim …

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Generation Next: Warsan Shire

Each month we will feature a different up-and-coming author, poet or playwright in the ‘Generation Next’ section of our e-newsletter. This month we featured poet and prolific twitter poster Warsan Shire.     “I have my mother’s mouth and my father’s eyes; on my face they are still together.” -Warsan Shire is a twenty-six year old Somali-British poet. In 2011, She releasedTeaching …