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UPCOMING EVENTS


LAUNCH: Andrew Hood

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Weds Apr 29 @ 7:30pm
in the eBar

Jane Urquhart and Madhur Anand

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Wed May 6 @ 7:00pm
in the Cinema
Tix $5 available in the Bookstore

The Great-Mini-South-Western-Ontario Prose & Poetry Reunion Tour

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Mon May 4 @ 7pm
in the Bookstore

Andre Alexis & Russell Smith

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Tues May 12 @ 7pm
in The eBar

THE WRITING ROOM

Monday Mornings, 9-12
BOOKSHELF GREENROOM
Wifi/Coffee/A quiet space
Free/Open to all writers
No instruction Drop in anytime

 


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CHECK OUT the list of authors who will be at The Bookshelf participating in Authors for Indies!

Q&A: CLIFFORD JACKMAN

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"Iíve never really believed in the division between 'literary' and 'genre' fiction. But I get the feeling that that gap is starting to shrink down again. I vividly remember in the 90s Margaret Atwood denying up and down that she was a science fiction writer, or that Handmaidenís Tale was a science fiction book. As a guy who liked science fiction then, I remember that. But people arenít nearly so fussed about that I donít think now. 'Genre' was sort of the kiss of death back then. People treated you like crap." READ MORE


REVIEW: DANCING IN THE DARK (MY STRUGGLE #4)

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"Dancing in the Dark is a story of adolescence. It focuses on a year as a temporary teacher in northern Norway, when Knausgaard was eighteen and fresh out of the gymnasium, taking his tentative first steps as a writer. To make the life of a teenager enthralling to others is a tall order indeed. And yet he does it Ė brilliantly and seemingly effortlessly."READ MORE


REVIEW:
JIM GUTHRIE: WHO NEEDS WHAT

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"If youíre a recent Guelph import like myself, Who Needs What is an invaluable introduction to the cityís recent musical history. Itís not definitive or comprehensive by any means. Instead, itís a bracing aperitif, whetting the appetite for the main dish: the music of Jim Guthrie, which you will either have the pleasure to discover for the first time or the pleasure of returning to with Hoodís considerable insights in mind." READ MORE


REVIEW: WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS

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"Like the infamous, invasive Cane Toad that nearly destroyed Australia, the past decade of Western culture has been inundated with two particular pests: vampires and reality shows. Both beasts had sort of noble beginnings (don't laugh: done right, a serialized documentary is perfect for TV), but have been perverted and distorted to the point that they often feel irredeemable. What We Do In The Shadows is at once a send-up and a celebration of these sapped phenomenons." READ MORE

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