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Confessions of a Reluctant Cougar reviewed in Broken Pencil

By Tightrope Books | May 24th, 2011 | Print This Post | Email This Post | Leave a Comment

Beyond the chick-lit aura given off by the glittery cover, Eric Schmaltz sees “a deeper sense of intelligence and sharp wit” in Myna Wallin’s Confessions of a Reluctant Cougar.

Read the full article on brokenpencil.com.

The Night Also reviewed on Broken Pencil

By Tightrope Books | May 24th, 2011 | Print This Post | Email This Post | Leave a Comment

Angela Hibbs reviews several poetry books in an online exclusive called “Poetry Review Roundup,” including Anna Swanson’s The Night Also. Hibbs sees this first collection as an execution with panache and looks forward to Swanson’s next work.

Read the full article on brokenpencil.com.

Got No Secrets reviewed in The Coast and Broken Pencil

By Tightrope Books | May 24th, 2011 | Print This Post | Email This Post | Leave a Comment

In her review of Danila Botha’s Got No Secrets, Shannon Webb-Campbell calls Botha’s writing fearless, saying that her “prose packs a punch.” Meanwhile, in another review, Richard Rosenbaum calls Botha’s prose visceral and her writing “stark, honest and stripped-down.”

Click here to read Shannon Webb-Campbell’s review on thecoast.ca, and click here to read Richard Rosenbaum’s review on brokenpencil.com.

The Great Zine Fair!

By Tightrope Books | October 7th, 2010 | Print This Post | Email This Post | Leave a Comment


CANZINE in the WEST in the EAST

ANNA SWANSON in the WEST

Saturday, October 16, 2010

1pm – 7pm 

W2 Storyeum

151 West Cordova Street, Vancouver 

DANIEL SCOTT TYSDAL in the EAST

Sunday, October 24, 2010

1pm – 7pm

The Great Hall

1087 Queen Street West, Toronto

$5 at the door, includes a free copy of Broken Pencil magazine. 

Open Book Toronto recently listed the event as well, if you want to check it out!

Properly Informed News About the Night Before Canzine Party

By Tightrope Books | September 13th, 2010 | Print This Post | Email This Post | Leave a Comment

Good thing that interns are allowed wiggle room, because I made a mistake about the time for The Night Before Canzine event! Here’s the new news:

If you like Canzine, you’ve probably registered for their event on Saturday, October 16 at W2 Storveum (151 West Cordova St. Vancouver) from 1-7PM or Sunday, October 24 at The Great Hall (1087 Queen St. W, Toronto) from 1-7PM. If you’ve signed up for the Toronto event, however, there’s an extra treat in store.

On Saturday, October 23, Broken Pencil is hosting a pre-party!!!
(Right now I wish I had DJ Ol’ Youngin’s horn to blast http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEO6HI8LA1M, featured at 1:50 into the vid, because this party deserves it).

Meet the organizers of Canzine and the editors at Broken Pencil for a free drink, some food, and zine kulture. You can register on the Broken Pencil website, the link for which is here: http://www.brokenpencil.com/canzine/night.php

Saturday, October 23rd | 8pm
Location TBA
$10