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March 26, 2012

Here and there

Tomorrow night, UofT’s MA Creative Writing program is celebrated at a gala at the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library featuring readings by Anne Michaels, AF Moritz, and program students. Find out more here. Charlotte Ashley gives us 5 things to do with your kids while the library is on strike. What can librarians learn from DIY libraries (hint: it’s not about the digital). Heather Birrell reads Carrie Snyder’s The Juliet Stories. And her wonderful post at 49thShelf, “Reading My Way Through Motherhood“. Justine Picardie on writing the end of a marriage. Billeh Nickerson on what’s so funny about the Titanic: “What many folks fail to realize is the sensitivity that it takes to realize the happier parts of our psyches, is often the same sensitivity it takes to fully get the sadness.” A celebration of Judy Blume’s girls. Leah Bobet: “cities are machines for story”. Rohan Maitzen’s “The Unbearable Lightness of Digital”. The Edna Staebler Personal Essay Contest has its deadline on Wednesday. And Anne Fleming has a new collection forthcoming!

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