Canadian Authors Get Naked for a Good Cause

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Amanda Leduc and Allegra Young (Photo credit: Shelagh Howard)

Last summer, author Amanda Leduc and record label producer Allegra Young decided to try to recruit some of their favourite Canadian authors to pose for a calendar, with all of the proceeds going to charity. This wouldn’t be just any calendar, however — it would require their featured authors to pose in the nearly nude. When they announced their idea to the world, they were thrilled by the literary community’s overwhelmingly positive response.

The authors who have agreed to appear in the Bare It For Books 2014 calendar are:

Angie Abdou — Ms. January
Trevor Cole — Mr. February
Farzana Doctor — Ms. March
Dave Bidini — Mr. April
Miranda Hill — Ms. May
Daniel MacIvor — Mr. June
Yasuko Thanh — Ms. July
Terry Fallis — Mr. August
Sachiko Murakami — Ms. September
Vincent Lam — Mr. October
Saleema Nawaz — Ms. November
Yann Martel — Mr. December

The calendar will launch in October 2013, and all of the proceeds will go to PEN Canada, an organization that raises awareness about freedom of expression all over the world. To coincide with the launch of the project, Leduc and Young have started an Indiegogo fundraising campaign to cover calendar printing and production costs.

The calendar photographs will be revealed at the official Bare It For Books launch party on October 2, 2013 at Ben McNally Books.

Humber Literary Review

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