Writing a novel is an awesome undertaking, requiring time, skill, and oodles of imagination. A lot of people give lip service to the idea of writing a novel, usually confidently citing the amazing ideas they have along with a deep disdain for the novels that are getting published without their invol
The Calgary Distinguished Writers Program is delighted to present An Evening with Amitav Ghosh on Tuesday, November 20, 2018 Our 25th anniversary celebrations continue with our annual Distinguished Visiting Writer event, featuring award-winning author Amitav Ghosh. Ghosh will give a public reading, followed by a book-signing Amitav Ghosh was born in Calcutta and grew up in India, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka. He is the author of…
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Politics have always played a huge role in YA, from royal fantasies to reproductive fiction to immigrant narratives to contemporary romances that beg for some sort of meeting across the aisle. Sometimes the politics are explicit and sometimes implicit, but there's no question politics are as import
November is a love letter to YA fantasy fans! If you’re into queer fantasy, as well as fantasy based on Greek, Chinese, and Japanese legends, consider this a monthlong opportunity to give thanks. Contemporary fans also have plenty to be grateful for, with tales of friendships lost and recovered, lif
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