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    From Fledgling to F*#@ing Flight

    WARNING Not a festival to censor, the below blog includes some carefully placed symbols.
    From Fledgling to F*#@ing Flight
    An A&*!!@hole’s Ten Tips to Elevate Your Prose
    By Juan Hitta
    #1     most important is to write all the f*#@ing time. Read More

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    The Brink of Freedom

    A book review by Rebecca Wood Barrett
    Stella Leventoyannis Harvey’s new novel The Brink of Freedom tells the story of desperate searches for new beginnings. Read More

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    Inside The Outside Circle

    A book review by Katherine Fawcett
    First Nations communities have long known the healing power of story-telling. But healing can be a painful process, and like splitting open infected wounds and washing them with salty tears, those stories are often hard to hear. Read More

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    Oh My!

    Katherine Fawcett’s short story collection, Little Washer of Sorrows
    Review by Karen McLeod
    How does Katherine Fawcett come up with these fantastic, original stories? I picture the author and her friends on a dock, it’s a summer evening, they’ve had a few, and then the “What if?” conversat Read More

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    Subtle Suspense

    A Book Review of Punishment by Linden MacIntyre
    Review by Karen McLeod
    One sign of a great read is that it turns me into a not-so-great mom. Read More

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    Had A Glass: Wine Book Review

    By Nicole Fitzgerald
    Half a dozen girlfriends on a Saturday night raise their glasses. More than a dozen wine bottles sit in the not so far distance. Some are uncorked, tattooing red rings on the kitchen counter. Others lips are sealed in the fridge. But we are a noisy bunch by midnight. Read More

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    Is taking off more important than landing?

    By Susan Oakey-Baker
    I procrastinate. My thesis adviser said he’d never seen anyone produce so much at the eleventh hour. The more meaningful the task, the more there is to lose, the more vulnerable I feel, the more I procrastinate, until I become paralyzed. Read More