Kate Inglis soothes her beast

Kate Inglis soothes her beast

In Notes for the Everlost, the author doesn’t confront death: She figures out how to live with its unslayable presence.
An evening with Kate Inglis Monday, November 19, 7pm ViewPoint Gallery, 1459 Brenton Street Free

Andre Fenton’s Love wins

In Worthy of Love, the young poet’s debut novel, he tackles body image from a male perspective.
Andre Fenton, Worthy of Love signings Thursday, November 29, 12-2pm Coles, Scotia Square, 5201 Duke Street and Friday, November 30, 6-7:30pm Chapters Bayers Lake, 188 Chain Lake Drive

Shauntay Grant builds a sense of home in Africville

The acclaimed poet appears at Prismatic and Word on the Street with her new book, which provides vivid memories of an African Nova Scotian community.
Africville launch Thursday, September 13, 11am Africville Museum, 5795 Africville Road

Blood Will Out’s dark matter

In the tense YA thriller, Lunenburg author Jo Treggiari writes a fledgling serial killer.
Jo Treggiari, Blood Will Out launch w/Split screening Wednesday, July 18, 6pm Halifax Central Library 5440 Spring Garden Road free

Jaime Forsythe's odd revelations

Forsythe wrote I Heard Something in scraps of time and ended up with a funny, dreamy, weird collection of poems.
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The courage of others

The best-selling author of The Breadwinner—now an Oscar-nominated feature—is in town this week to discuss the courage of youth worldwide.
The Breadwinner screening w/Deborah Ellis Q&A Thursday, April 19, 2-4:30pm Halifax Central Library 5440 Spring Garden Road Friday, April 20, 6-8:30pm Woodlawn Public Library 31 Eisener Boulevard, Dartmouth

Willow Cioppa still has art

The multi-disciplinary Montreal artist brings care in the form of poetry to the Khyber this week.
Willow Cioppa's KREAM residency February 19-24 Khyber Centre for the Arts, 1880 Hollis St. Poetry reading: Fri Feb 23, 6-8pm Collective Care Among Marginalized Communities workshop: Sat Feb 24, 2-4pm

Deeply homesick for a woman’s voice

With Penelope, poet Sue Goyette wrote the version of The Odyssey she wanted to read.
The first time Sue Goyette read The Odyssey was in high school. She liked the logic of the myth and how things could be solved creatively in unexpected ways.

Emma FitzGerald’s shore lines

The artist follows up her popular Hand Drawn Halifax with Sketch by Sketch: Along Nova Scotia’s South Shore.
Halifax Crafters Market Dec 1 (5-9pm), Dec 2-3 (10am-5pm) Olympic Hall, 2304 Hunter Street Free admission Emma FitzGerald struck a chord with Hand Drawn Halifax, her 2015 collection of portraits of buildings, people and landmarks from around town.

Book review: The Case of the Missing Men

Kris Bertin and Alexander Forbes’ old-fashioned mystery mash-up is a carefully crafted page-turner.
The Case of the Missing Men is an old-fashioned mystery in the vein of teen detective series like The Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew. The book is seeped in nostalgia for the campy teen thrillers, but its sophisticated story and illustrations belie the simple pleasure of its premise.

The Matter of Scaachi Koul

The Toronto-based writer is coming to Halifax for the first time.
An evening with Scaachi Koul Sunday, October 29, 7pm Paul O'Regan Hall, Halifax Central Library, 5440 Spring Garden Road $20

Book review: Joey Comeau, Malagash

Lyrical prose packed with truths.
Sunday's father is dying of cancer and he wants to go back to his hometown of Malagash to die. The kids, Sunday and her little brother Simon, are school-aged, and so the whole family packs up for the north shore of Nova Scotia.

Word on the Street’s best

Four expert recommendations for the yearly literary festival.

Review: Bad Things Happen, Kris Bertin

Agony and anguish are treated with clever prose in Bertin’s collection.
Kris Bertin is the Dalí of despair.

Andre Fenton on how to beat writer’s block

Some crucial tips from the author of Ode to Teen Angst
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Review: A Bird on Every Tree, Carol Bruneau

Carol Bruneau's collection of short stories A Bird on Every Tree gloriously explores the complex relationship people have with the place they call home. Through the lens of teenage angst, many of us see ourselves having a great big-city life and never returning home.

Save the date: Scaachi Koul is coming to Halifax

The Toronto-based writer is hitting up the Central Library in October.
An evening with Scaachi Koul Sunday, Oct 29, 7:30pm (doors open at 7pm) Paul O'Regan Hall, Halifax Central Library $20 You may have heard of Scaachi Koul. The BuzzFeed senior writer, unapologetic tweeter and recent author has garnered fans (and her fair share of haters, too) over the past few years.

Take a pause and open up The Pregnant Pause

Jane Doucet's debut novel reflects on motherhood—or lack thereof.
The Pregnant Pause book launch Sat. June 24, 9:30am-12:30pm The Halifax Central Library Jane Doucet had read plenty of books in which a female protagonist ended up having a baby and living happily ever after.

Atlantic Book Awards’ reading week

A week full of readings and events capped off by a gala to get your summer reading list well stocked.
Atlantic Book Awards Festival May 11-19 atlanticbookawards.ca

Read an excerpt from Just Jen

Grab a copy of the powerful memoir at the launch party this Wednesday at the Halifax Central Library.
Just Jen book launch Wednesday, May 3 Halifax Central Library, Paul O’Regan Hall 7pm

2017 East Coast Literary Award nominations revealed

Good reading ahead
The Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia announced its shortlist for the 2017 East Coast Literary Awards last Wednesday.

In Print This Week

Vol 26, No 29
December 13, 2018

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