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Book Ends - August 21, 2009 - 10 Comments

The Meaning of Michael Jackson

Posted by Eric

Call for writing about Michael Jackson:

The Meaning of Michael Jackson
MJ Tribute Anthology
literary. thoughtful. intelligent.

Deadline
August 29, 2009 preferred
Sept 4 absolute cut off

Editor Lorette C. Luzajic
http://www.thegirlcanwrite.net

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Book Ends - July 16, 2009 - 6 Comments

BookCamp Vancouver 2009

BookCamp Vancouver 2009

Posted by Eric

BookCamp Vancouver 2009 Unconference: Exploring New Ideas in Books, Publishing and the Future of Reading will be taking place on Friday October 16th at Simon Fraser Harbour Centre campus in downtown Vancouver.

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Book Ends - July 09, 2009 - 9 Comments

inkPulse - For Youth Who Love To Write

inkPulse - For Youth Who Love To Write

Posted by Eric

The Writers Guild of Alberta presents inkPulse, a new day camp for young writers, aged 12-18, wishing to explore their creative potential. We tap into your imagination through creation, collaboration and diversity!

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Book Ends - May 22, 2009 - 28 Comments

Gaspereau Press Reduces Staff & Publishing Program

Gaspereau Press Reduces Staff & Publishing Program

Posted by Eric

Sorry to see this in my inbox today: An open letter from Gary Dunfield and Andrew Steeves, co-owners of Gaspereau Press, announcing staff and publication reductions.

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Book Ends - May 15, 2009 - 18 Comments

Kill a Critic Contest

Kill a Critic Contest

Posted by Eric

A fun new contest from Biblioasis and Seen Reading:

Do you bear the scars of CanLit’s internecine wars? Have you spent a small fortune on postage and only have a drawerful of rejection slips to show for it? Has the world been slow to recognize your evident talent? Then, dear reader, this contest is for you.

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Book Ends - April 28, 2009 - 0 Comments

BC Book Prizes Winners Announced

BC Book Prizes Winners Announced

Posted by Eric

And the winners are:

  • Fiction: Lee Henderson, The Man Game
  • Poetry: Daphne Marlatt, The Given
  • Non-Fiction: Gabor Maté, In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction
  • Regional: Stephen Hume, Simon Fraser: In Search of Modern British Columbia
  • Illustrated Children’s Literature: Katarina Jovanovic & Philippe Béha, The King Has Goat Ears
  • Children’s Literature: Polly Horvath, My One Hundred Adventures
  • BC Booksellers’ Choice Award: Stephen R. Bown and Douglas & McIntyre, Madness, Betrayal and the Lash: The Epic Voyage of Captain George Vancouver

Congratulations to the winners and finalists.

Book Ends - April 09, 2009 - 0 Comments

Finalists for the 2009 Newfoundland and Labrador Book Awards Announced

Posted by Eric

The finalists for the EJ Pratt Poetry Award are:

  • Night Work: The Sawchuk Poems by Randall Maggs (Brick Books 2008)
  • The Rush to Here by George Murray (Nightwood Editions 2007) [our review]
  • Going Around with Bachelors by Agnes Walsh (Brick Books 2007)

Congratulations and good luck to the authors!

Book Ends - April 08, 2009 - 0 Comments

BC Book Prizes Finalists Announced

BC Book Prizes Finalists Announced

Posted by Eric

The BC Book Prizes finalists were announced last month. The five Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize finalists are:

  • Chameleon Hours by Elise Partridge
  • The Given by Daphne Marlatt
  • Shirin and Salt Man by Nilofar Shidmehr
  • Vancouver: A Poem by George Stanley
  • Water Strider by Karen Hofmann

Congratulations and good luck to all the authors.

Book Ends - April 02, 2009 - 0 Comments

Frontenac House Unveils Dektet 2010

Frontenac House Unveils Dektet 2010

Posted by Eric

Last night, at the Calgary launch of Quartet 2009, Frontenac House unveiled Dektet 2010. The ten titles were chosen by bill bissett, George Elliot Clarke, and Alice Major and will be published simultaneously in April 2010. Visit Frontenac’s website to see who was chosen.

Book Ends - January 30, 2009 - 0 Comments

How Writers Can Get the Most Out of Their Blogs

Posted by Eric

I just posted an article about How Writers Can Get the Most Out of Their Blogs, based on a mailing list discussion taking place on the Writers Guild of Alberta mailing list.