Hump Day Joy

Wednesday is hump day and the only way to get through it is to read random pieces of lit news. So here we go:

  • British publisher Faber & Faber have decided to open an academy (writing school) in Toronto in the near future. Such an endevour has been undertaken with success in Paris, Geneva, London and other European centres, which is encouraging for the project’s success in Canada.
  • The Guardian blog has an article on Bill Watterson and the legacy of Calvin and Hobbes, the absolute greatest comic strip of all time. Worth reading, as is the article.
  • The CBC Literary Awards have announced a big list of finalists from all over the country.
  • The March Hare has announced its line-up of readers and performers for this year’s festival. For those of you not familiar with it, the Hare is a literary event that takes place each March (didn’t see that coming, did you?) in a variety of locations in Newfoundland and Labrador, as well as in Toronto. It’s sure to be a great evening and I’m proud to say I will be reading at the Gander location this year. If you get a chance to check it out at any of the venues I highly encourage it.
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