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LitBits 24

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Wow. I haven’t done one of these in ages. No matter, it’s here now, right? Here we go… 1. Matthew Trafford, Torontonian author of the critically acclaimed short story collection The Divinity Gene,┬áis offering a writing course called The Grounded Fantastic. It’s an online course for anyone in any time zone, and it goes on for seven weeks, from February 6 to March 20. This is a specialty course so the number of students is limited. Matthew writes: THE GROUNDED FANTASTIC seeks to bridge [the] seemingly disparate elements of fact…read more


Broadsheet Magazine’s Literary Fundraiser A Success

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Remember in my last post I told you I won two tickets to Broadsheet magazine‘s fundraiser on June 30th in Toronto? Well, I did indeed make it there! I arrived by train late afternoon and had a few minutes to adjust to the change of pace outside Union Station before my sister’s husband arrived to find me standing like a lost kid in the scorching sun. Belleville’s called a city but the closest it comes to TO is its ridiculously busy car traffic and also creepy weirdos (an alarming “increase…read more


LitBits 15

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It’s a gorgeous day in the neighbourhood and I’m off work today because I put in extra hours last week. Woohoo! Perfect time to share some more literary tidbits with you. 1. This first one is just a little selfish. It’s a bit of news about me! Broadsheet Magazine (Canadian fiction that’s easy to pick up) is holding a literary fundraiser that I either blogged about or tweeted before so you might already know about it…and I won tickets to go! Which is great! Exciting! Woohoo! Not so great is…read more