Archive for February, 2017

Surviving Politics with Donna Macdonald

February 27, 2017

“Maintaining your sense of humour is an important part of getting through the day on city council,” Macdonald told CBC Radio West host Audrey McKinnon back in April 2016. In January, the author returned to the airwaves, this time on CBC Edmonton, to weigh in on an importance discussion on the lack of women in […]

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Nightwood Editions announces Spring 2017 Books

February 14, 2017

The frost is receding, the days are growing longer, and spring is near, which means we are looking forward to an exciting new season of books! Out now is the biography of Jean Armour, wife to the infamous Scottish poet Robbie Burns. In Should Auld Acquaintance: Discovering the Woman Behind Robert Burns, Melanie Murray travels […]

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Lisa Bird-Wilson shortlisted for Saskatchewan Book Awards

February 9, 2017

Congratulations to Lisa Bird-Wilson, who has been shortlisted for two Saskatchewan Book Awards for her recent poetry collection, The Red Files. Bird-Wilson is a finalist for the Rasmussen, Rasmussen & Charowsky Indigenous Peoples’ Writing Award and the Saskatchewan Arts Board Poetry Award. The Red Files reflects on the legacy of the residential school system: the […]

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Catching Up with Adèle Barclay

February 1, 2017

Over the past three months, Adèle Barclay has been a non-stop poetry promotional machine, working hard to share her highly anticipated debut collection If I Were in a Cage I’d Reach Out for You, which was released in October 2016, with readers everywhere. Along with Barclay’s diligent promotion, the arresting poems speak for themselves; “I […]

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