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Halifax Reader Names Hot Spring Releases

By Tightrope Books | February 26th, 2010 | Print This Post | Email This Post | Leave a Comment

Including Salt Water & Cinnamon Skin by monica rosas.

Canadian Fiction – A Dozen Spring Releases to look for. Part 1.

Spring fiction title announcements are already upon us – and for Canadian fiction fans, there is much to be excited about. Here are a few forthcoming titles from authors we know and love — and a few we are sure to soon. Here’s part one of a two part post on a dozen such books to look out for.
Read the full article here:
http://www.thereader.ca/2008/02/canadian-fiction-dozen-spring-releases.html

In the first title in Tightrope Books’ new Latino-Canadian imprint, Zurita, mónica rosas delivers an inspiring first novel about a woman’s second coming of age. When thirty-year-old Clara returns to her native Brazil to put her life back together following a failed relationship, she witnesses a shattering scene and is suddenly forced to make a choice that will continue to haunt her in her quest for self-discovery. Spanning three generations, six countries, and a number of alternate spirit worlds, Salt Water & Cinnamon Skin is told through a series of stories from the perspectives of conflicting but intertwining presences in Clara’s life. A story about love, betrayal, and redemption, rosas’ original and captivating novel delves into the cyclical nature of world history, rooted in violence and dispossession, to expose what truly lies at its heart: our human search for belonging.

mónica rosas is an educator/agitator/artist whose work aims to challenge and provoke community discussion on gender, the environment, and the visible minority experience. A first-generation Colombian-Peruvian Canadian, she grew up in Hamilton, Ontario. She has since travelled and worked in Colombia, Cuba, Peru, Venezuela, and Brazil, writing and teaching English and drama. mónica is the author of Inside Out, a collection of poetry published by Lyrical Myrical, and her poetry has been published in Disapora Dialogues’TOK Anthology, Writing the New Toronto.

Call for Submissions!

By Tightrope Books | February 24th, 2010 | Print This Post | Email This Post | Leave a Comment

Latinas/os PRESENTES: Voice, Culture and Creativity in Nuestra (Our?) Canada.

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS FOR EDITED ANTHOLOGY

NEW DEADLINE – MAY 7TH, 2010

We are seeking submissions for an edited collection of Latina/o Canadian cultural work to be published in fall 2010 by Tightrope Books under our new Zurita imprint and edited by Lorena M. Gajardo, a Latina and scholar of Latino/a identity in Canada.

This curated collection will present experiences and reflections of Latina/o lives and identity in Canada from the perspective of 2nd and 1.5 generation Latina/o young adults. We are looking for original and previously unpublished works in a variety of genres—poetry, prose, short stories, spoken word, monologues, biographical essays, black-and-white illustrative work—that address the question of what it means to grow up and be a young Latina/o in Canada.

Topics may include but are not limited to the following:

Being Latina/o in Canada
Migration
Border crossings (all kinds)
Identity struggles
Latina/o artistic production in Canada
Love (including interracial or intercultural relationships)
Activism and Latinidad
Gender and Latinidad
Education
Belonging (or not belonging)
Access or lack of it
Latina/o music in Canada
Stereotypes
Self-esteem and being Latina/o
Queer Latinidad
Latinas/os and the media (mainstream, alternative, online)

Submission Guidelines:
Contributions must be submitted electronically by MAY 7, 2010.
All contributions must be a maximum of 1,500 words.
Email your contribution to Lorena Gajardo at gajardolorena2@gmail.com

We look forward to receiving your work.

Call for Contributions

By Tightrope Books | October 26th, 2009 | Print This Post | Email This Post | Leave a Comment

Latinas/os PRESENTES: Voice, Culture and Creativity in Nuestra (Our?) Canada.
CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS FOR EDITED ANTHOLOGY
We are seeking submissions for an edited collection of Latina/o Canadian cultural work to be published in 2010 by Tightrope Books, under their new Zurita imprint and edited by Lorena M. Gajardo, a Latina and scholar of Latino/a Identity in Canada.
This curated collection will present experiences and reflections of Latina/o lives and identity in Canada from the perspective of 2nd and 1.5 generation Latina/o young adults. We are looking for original and previously unpublished works in a variety of genres – poetry, prose, short stories, spoken word, monologues, biographical essays, black and white illustrative work – that address the question of what it means to grow up and be a young Latina/o in Canada.
Topics may include but are not limited to the following:
Being Latina/o in Canada
Migration
Border crossings (all kinds)
Identity struggles
Latina/o artistic production in Canada
Love (including interracial or intercultural relationships)
Activism and Latinidad
Gender and Latinidad
Education
Belonging (or not belonging)
Access or lack of it
Latina/o music in Canada
Stereotypes
Self-esteem and being Latina/o
Queer Latinidad
Latinas/os and the media (mainstream, alternative, online)
Submission Guidelines:
Contributions must be submitted electronically by December 18, 2009.
All contributions must be a maximum of 1,500 words.
Email your contribution to Lorena M. Gajardo at gajardolorena2@gmail.com
We look forward to receiving your work.