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Cooking up a Storm Facebook contest winner

Cooking up a Storm Facebook contest winner

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The winner is Laurie from Halifax! Thank you to all who entered and liked our page during this contest. Keep your eyes on our Facebook page, as we’ll have a new contest soon. — Atlantic cuisine means different things to different people, depending on which province you call home. We’ve assembled this delicious prize pack to highlight everyone’s favourites. To enter, simply click here and like our Facebook post about…

QWF Awards shortlist highlights two NS publishers

QWF Awards shortlist highlights two NS publishers

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The Quebec Writer’s Federation announced its annual awards shortlist yesterday, including a pair of authors published by Nova Scotian publishers. Anna Leventhal’s darkly humorous short fiction collection Sweet Affliction, published by Halifax-based Invisible Publishing, made the list for the Concordia University First Book Prize. Kentville-based Gaspereau Press received yet another tip of the hit with the shortlisting of Gillian Sze’s poetic travelogue Peeling Rambutan. The 16th annual Quebec Writers’ Federation…

A Fist Made and The Unmade matt robinson

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,…