The WAR Series: Writers as Readers, with Alisha Piercy

Irreverent, wonderfully weird and decidedly fresh, Alisha Piercy's Bunny and Shark (BookThug) is a novel that will pull readers with the certainty of a circling shark. The story follows the fate of Bunny, an ex-Playboy, well, bunny, who is pushed off a cliff into the ocean by her husband. If you're intrigued, you can even read an excerpt from Bunny and Shark here on Open Book: Toronto

Wattpad and IFOA Team Up to Launch First-ever Online Festival

From our friends at Wattpad:

Wattpad, the world's largest community of readers and writers, has partnered with the International Festival of Authors (IFOA) to launch the event's first Online Festival. The Online Festival will run from October 1 through October 22, before the official kickoff of the IFOA in Toronto, which runs October 23 to November 2, 2014.

Poets in Profile: Michael Kenyon

This fall, poet Michael Kenyon has published his fourth book with Brick Books, Astatine. The title refers to a radioactive element with a second-long half-life, but in the collection, Astatine becomes a character, a mercurial Italian girl whose inconstancy takes its cue from the fleeting nature of her namesake. She haunts the poems' narrator, questioning and comforting, taunting and enlightening. The narrator is forced to confront the brief nature of life, and in doing so, to explore its incandescent joys.

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