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April 30, 2012

Birrell, Snyder and Griffin. And me. Type Books. May 16.

The past few months have been the strongest literary season I’ve ever experienced, one brilliant book after another in a way that has renewed my faith in an industry that is broken in so many ways. There is this: good books get published. They find a way. (And also this: independent presses are doing extraordinary things.)

Three of these good books in particular this spring have been Heather Birrell’s Mad Hope, Carrie Snyder’s The Juliet Stories, and Daniel Griffin’s Stopping for Strangers. And if their good books weren’t enough, now the universe has seen fit to bring all these fine writers together under one roof, Type Books’, for a reading on May 16, and even better, I get to host it. I’m excited, and also honoured. Looking forward to introducing Heather, Carrie and Daniel, and leading a discussion after their readings. Can you imagine better company that I could possibly keep?

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Coming April 2014

The M Word Events
Waterloo: April 14 Indie Lit Night at Starlight Social Club, 8pm (w. Carrie Snyder)
Toronto: April 15 at Ben McNally Books, 6pm
Kingston: April 16 at Novel Idea, 7:30pm
Burlington: April 29 at Different Drummer's Book and Author Series, 9am
Calgary: May 4 at 3pm, Shelf Life, 3pm (w. Susan Olding, Fiona Lam & Myrl Coulter)
Winnipeg: May 6 at McNally Robinson, 7pm
Hamilton: May 7 at Bryan Prince Bookseller, 7pm
Toronto: May 15 at Another Story Book Shop, 7pm
Toronto: June 19 at Parent Books, 7pm
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