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Book Beat: Canada Reads Winner, Reading Without Walls, and Young Black Female Poets

Hi, book lovers! It’s me, Ashley! My friend Stephanie took over for a while, because my life was consumed with stress and grief over the loss of someone in my field of work. I am back though, still a bit stressed, still grieving a bit, but feeling better. I am reading all my favourite, weepy…

The Canada Reads debates will take place March 27–30, 2017. This year's literary defenders are, clockwise from top left, Candy Palmater, Jody Mitic, Measha Brueggergosman, Chantal Kreviazuk and Humble the Poet. (CBC)

Canada Reads 2017: The Defence

It’s that time of year again! Canada Reads is back with five new books and the Canadian celebrities who plan to defend them. Every year, Canada tunes into CBC to watch four days of painstaking debate on the book that Canadians should be reading right now. We’ve assembled three of our Canadian book lovers to…

Book Beat: Muslim Ban Lit & Canada Reads 2017

Hi book lovers!  This week was hard in a multitude of ways, the Muslim Ban, the complete ignorance of the DAPL protests, and what they were for, added fuel to my fiery hate of Cheeto POTUS. So when I went to grab a book this weekend, I found myself turning to non-fiction, a genre I…

Canada Reads banner. Books. Canadian Literature. CanLit.

Showdown In the North: This Year’s Canada Reads Contenders!

Every year the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) has its Canada Reads debates where five Canadian panelists defend five titles chosen that year until one is declared victorious. It’s like a literary Hunger Games. It’s goal is to spotlight Canadian literature and past winners have been Joseph Boyden’s The Orenda, Lisa Moore’s February, Lawrence Hill’s The…

Canada Reads. 2016. CBC Books.

Canada Reads: In Defence of Birdie by Tracey Lindberg

This year the theme of Canada Reads is “starting over.” Some of our writers decided to join in and defend some of the short-listed titles, including Tracey Lindberg’s Birdie. Tracey Lindberg introduces Birdie and her story to readers not in a prologue, nor on page one of chapter one, but instead in her dedication. We read…

Canada Reads. 2016. CBC Books.

Canada Reads: In Defence of Lawrence Hill’s The Illegal

This year the theme of Canada Reads is “starting over.” Some of our writers decided to join in and defend some of the short-listed titles. My siblings are second generation Canadians, but I, along with my parents, am first generation. My father came ahead of us to set up, while little me (at a year-and-a-half) and my mother…

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