Author in Profile: Stan Dragland

 The current questions are what anybody is asking. Let us never all agree to ask the same questions. Let us determine never to stop asking our own. Stan Dragland Stan Dragland is a talented, prolific, critically acclaimed, and widely respected author who just wrote a book full of penis jokes. Deep Too, one of BookThug’s […]

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Author in Profile: Michael Blouin

 “This is it. Here. Right now.” Michael Blouin’s dream of happiness   Michael Blouin is one of BookThug’s two Fall fiction authors, whose book I Don’t Know How to Behave is labeled simply “A Fiction,” landing, as it does, in some happy grey area between a novel and poetry. It’s not poetry, though. It’s a […]

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Weekly Roundup, Oct 18-25

BookThug’s weekly roundup brings together workshops, events, readings, and deadlines happening (Friday to Friday) in the GTA.  Saturday October 19 Reading: Karen Mac Cormack and Shannon Maguire  | 7:30 p.m. | Glad Day Bookshop, 598 Yonge Street | An evening of reading from BookThug authors Karen Mac Cormack and Shannon Maguire | FREE Sunday October […]

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Author in Profile: Colin Fulton

“If the statement ‘I am a poet’ is structurally identical to the statement ‘I am a macaron,’ then it’s either an unverifiable statement or macarons are sentient. And I’m totally ok with the latter. So extrapolating from that, the best thing about being a macaron is the complete lack of demands made of you, and […]

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Weekly roundup, October 10-18

BookThug’s weekly roundup brings together workshops, events, readings, and deadlines happening (Friday to Friday) in the GTA. This, our first weekly roundup, also features some special events for Thursday, October 10.  Featured events: THURSDAY OCTOBER 10 Deadline: Puritan Magazine’s Second Annual Thomas Morton Memorial Prize in Literary Excellence | Fiction up to 12,000 words, poetry […]

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Welcome, Autumn.

I recently declared fall my favourite season. The decision was based largely on my affinity for pumpkin spice anything and my obsession with boots and leather jackets, but the season also happens to be the most exciting season for literature, with launches, prizes, fairs, and festivals happening all over the place, all the time. It […]

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