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Launch for The Best Canadian Essays this Thursday

By Tightrope Books | November 24th, 2009 | Print This Post | Email This Post | Leave a Comment

Don’t miss the launch for the first edition of this exciting and groundbreaking book.

If you were at the launch for The Best Canadian Poetry you know what an awesome venue Revival is (and there will be nibblies!).

Thursday, November 25, 8 pm
Revival (783 College St.)

Carefully selected by editors Carmine Starnino and Alex Boyd, The Best Canadian Essays 2009 showcases fourteen exceptional essays published in Canadian magazines in 2008. These fourteen distinctive voices unite to represent the diversity and breadth of Canadian nonfiction writing today.

With readings from Nathan Whitlock, Alison Lee, and Kamal Al-Solaylee.

Hosted by Alex Boyd.

Door prizes from Good For Her.

With musical guest: Darin Yorston.

Carmine Starnino has published four books of poetry, the most recent of which is This Way Out (Gaspereau Press) nominated for the 2009 Governor General’s Award for Poetry. His poems have won the F.G. Bressani Literary Prize, the A.M. Klein Prize for Poetry and the Canadian Authors Association Poetry Award. He the author of A Lover’s Quarrel, a collection of essays on Canadian poetry, and the editor of The New Canon: An Anthology of Canadian Poetry. A new collection of his poetry criticism is forthcoming from Biblioasis in 2011. He lives in Montreal, where he edits Maisonneuve magazine

Alex Boyd is the author of poems, fiction, reviews and essays and has work published in magazines and newspapers such as Taddle Creek, dig, Books in Canada, The Globe and Mail, Quill & Quire and on various sites such as the late Danforth Review. He was the host of the IV Lounge Reading Series from 2003 to 2008 when the series closed its doors. He’s co-editor of the online jouirnal Northern Poetry Review, and his first book of poems Making Bones Walk was published in 2007 by Luna press, winning the Gerald Lampert Award.

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