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Alden Nowlan Event in Woodstock

A special event in Woodstock on April 24th will offer a chance to get familiar with Alden Nowlan’s poetry.


Alden Nowlan: Woodstock Remembers a Great Poet, will be held at 7 P.M. The list of readers includes Jenn Carson, Lynn Davies, current UNB Writer in Residence Phil Hall and Brian Bartlett.


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Anthropocene Wins Canadian Museums Association Award

The award, presented in Toronto on April 17th at the CMA’s 2019 National Conference, was the latest honour for the book, film and gallery project, which was deemed by judges as “nationally significant and exceeded the current standard of practice by going beyond the conventional approach.”

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Airborne 101

We wanted to prepare you for one of the best non-fiction books you could come across this season. Strap yourselves in — we’re going to take off now!

Airborne: Finding Foxtrot Alpha Mike is the story of a father who passed on his love of flying to his son, and after his death at age 66, Jonathan Rotondo dove into trying to find the plane his father loved. This tribute to Antonio Rotondo is written in three sections, including family history, Jonathan’s own experience in air cadets, and the trek to recover Antonio’s plane, Foxtrot Alpha Mike.

Read on for your Airborne 101

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Exclusive Interview with Debra Komar

Debra Komar is an award-winning author, who is in the process of releasing a new book in March from Dundurn Press called The Court of Better Fiction: Three Trials, Two Executions, and Arctic Sovereignty. Her previous books, all published with Goose Lane Editions, include The Ballad of Jacob Peck, The Bastard of Fort Stikine, The Lynching of Peter Wheeler, and Black River Road.

We caught up with her to discuss her focus on true crime and where does she find her ideas? Read on for more of this exclusive interview.

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Women's History Month | Week Four

In 1927 five women brought a case to the Supreme Court of Canada to establish the right of women to be appointed to the Senate. These women were Emily Murphy, Henrietta Muir Edwards, Nellie McClung, Louise Crummy McKinney, and Irene Parlby. At the time women were not legally recognized as “persons” and could be denied rights based on narrow interpretations of the law. In fact, while some women in Canada gained the right to vote in 1916, many women — particularly women of colour — did not. By 1960, all women in Canada won the right to vote.

In recognition of the “Famous Five” bringing this case to the SCC, we have chosen five of our women authors to spotlight for Women’s History Month. These authors produce award-winning writing we love to read, and we’ve included some of their reviews and interviews as well.


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