Weekly Roundup, Oct 18-25

BookThug’s weekly roundup brings together workshops, events, readings, and deadlines happening (Friday to Friday) in the GTA.  Saturday October 19 Reading: Karen Mac Cormack and Shannon Maguire  | 7:30 p.m. | Glad Day Bookshop, 598 Yonge Street | An evening of reading from BookThug authors Karen Mac Cormack and Shannon Maguire | FREE Sunday October

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Weekly roundup, October 10-18

BookThug’s weekly roundup brings together workshops, events, readings, and deadlines happening (Friday to Friday) in the GTA. This, our first weekly roundup, also features some special events for Thursday, October 10.  Featured events: THURSDAY OCTOBER 10 Deadline: Puritan Magazine’s Second Annual Thomas Morton Memorial Prize in Literary Excellence | Fiction up to 12,000 words, poetry

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Welcome, Autumn.

I recently declared fall my favourite season. The decision was based largely on my affinity for pumpkin spice anything and my obsession with boots and leather jackets, but the season also happens to be the most exciting season for literature, with launches, prizes, fairs, and festivals happening all over the place, all the time. It

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“National Poetry Month” #21: Shannon Maguire

from “Pearl/Buttons” near the hour of dawn a stranger      unfamiliar flowers she might have been named               Sylvia or Buttons or Applied Computing              Astrolabe and near to her the split                     of daisy bombs 53 reviews of recent accidents            and a Book of Hours of detentions at the crossings          a small log with names encumbering      just beyond the air-stream           planes landing amid various species of

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