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Gaspereau earns bpNichol Chapbook Award nod

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Matt Robinson’s A Fist Made and Then Unmade (Gaspereau Press) earned a spot on this year’s bpNichol Chapbook Award shortlist, which recognizes excellence in Canadian poetry published in chapbook form. Awarded continuously since 1986, the bpNichol Chapbook Award is currently administered by Meet the Presses. This Toronto-based volunteer collective promotes micro, small and independent literary presses and organizes a variety of curated public events, all focussing on independent publishers of…

Atlantic Canadians claim GG shortlist spots

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Crummey, Choyce and poet LeBlanc make this year’s shortlist for the Governor General’s Literary Awards The Canada Council for the Arts announced the 2014 shortlist for the Governor General’s Literary Awards today, featuring many current and former Atlantic Canadian authors. “This year’s list of finalists contains powerful novels and poems, imaginative children’s books, skillful translations, entrancing dramas and enlightening non-fiction,” said Canada Council Director and CEO,…

Frye Festival 2015

Moncton’s Frye Festival is looking for enthusiastic readers and aspiring writers

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The 2015 Frye Festival will take place April 25 to May 3, but literary activities begin as early as October The festival is currently recruiting young writers and young readers who wish to participate in the largest literary event in Atlantic Canada. An invitation is extended to all high school students from New Brunswick to register for fall program activities: Frye Academy and the Provincial Writing…

Fierce Ink Press Supports Kids Help Phone with the Release of Becoming Fierce Anthology

Fierce Ink Press Supports Kids Help Phone with the Release of Becoming Fierce Anthology

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Becoming Fierce: Teen Stories IRL, a collection of creative non-fiction pieces written by Atlantic Canadian authors, releases on September 23. Twenty per cent of proceeds of sales go to Kids Help Phone, chosen by Canadian author Susin Nielsen, who contributed the foreword. “I’m very honoured that I was asked to write the foreword for this wonderful and important anthology of creative non-fiction shorts” says Nielsen. “Becoming…

Ida Linehan Young hosts over 500 people at a record-breaking book launch in NL

Ida Linehan Young hosts over 500 people at a record-breaking book launch in NL

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So many people came out to celebrate the launch of Ida Linehan Young’s new memoir, No Turning Back: Surviving the Linehan Family Tragedy, that the road leading up to North Harbour Community Centre nearly transformed into a parking lot last Sunday night. This intimate community on Newfoundland’s Avalon Peninsula is the setting of the book, which chronicles how a tragic house fire changed the Linehan family,…

Two CBU Press books to be launched at Scottish Mod next month

Two CBU Press books to be launched at Scottish Mod next month

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Two new books from Cape Breton University Press will see their first light in Scotland next month, part of the Highland Homecoming and Royal National Mod (Mòd Nàiseanta Rìoghail), Inverness, October 10-18. Cape Breton and Nova Scotia have close ties with the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, in no small part due to thousands of Gaelic-speaking migrant Scots. Bolstering its list of Celtic- and Gaelic-centred titles,…

Calling all authors for Pitch the Publisher 2014

Calling all authors for Pitch the Publisher 2014

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We’ll begin accepting sign-ups for Pitch the Publisher 2014 sessions this morning at 10 a.m. Contact the APMA at apma.admin@atlanticpublishers.ca or 902-420-0711 to register. Spots won’t last long! Pitch the Publisher returns to Word on the Street on Sunday, Sept 21 this year, and the Atlantic Publishers Marketing Association invites writers to put their best pitch forward! On Sunday, September 21 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00…