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PQ Weekly Roundup: 22 Dec 2017

pqroundup2Every Friday, the PQ Weekly Roundup collects the most shared links in our social media network—bookish articles, reviews, quizzes, recommendations and more—in convenient digest form.

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Thanks so much for stopping by the PQ Weekly Roundup! Don’t forget to grab your freebie in this week’s PQ Holiday Giveaway, and most of all, enjoy the season with family friends, and as always, a good book.

Happy Holidays,sig


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PQL Holiday Giveaway # 3: For Crafty, Bookish Design Folks

PQL Holiday Giveaway Week 3

If you’re like me, you love a good craft project. The holidays are a wonderful time to indulge your DIY whims and whip up some pretty—and useful—projects to decorate your home or to give away as gifts.

 

HOLIDAY
IMAGE BUNDLE

 

This week, we’re celebrating this crafty, can-do spirit with a convenient, downloadable image gallery of fifteen (15) high-quality images, depicting Santa Claus, reindeer, ice skaters and more. Use these images to make:

  • Greeting cards (instructions here and here)
  • Gift tags
  • Mailing labels
  • Découpage ornaments
  • Stickers
  • Wall art
  • Colouring pages
  • Etc.

Be creative and let your imagination run wild.

Everyone’s a winner! To download your free image gallery:

1. log in to the form below using email, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram
2. earn your download by completing any of the actions below, then clicking “continue”
3. click the green “Download” button to take you to the download
4. you can log into Dropbox to load the files there, or click the link “No thanks, continue to view” to download the files directly to your computer.

Enjoy your freebies!

 

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Hope you have fun creating all kinds of cool holiday crafts with these lovely little images. Be sure to share your efforts with us on social media—we’d love to see your creativity in action!

Enjoy,sig


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PQ Weekly Roundup: 15 Dec 2017

pqroundup2Every Friday, the PQ Weekly Roundup collects the most shared links in our social media network—bookish articles, reviews, quizzes, recommendations and more—in convenient digest form.

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Thanks for stopping by the humble little PQ Weekly Roundup for your bookish news. See you all next week!

Happy Friday,sig


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PQL Holiday Giveaway # 2: A Bundle Full of Beautiful Wood Engravings

PQL Holiday Giveaway Week 2

If you follow us at all, you’ll know that we’re pretty stoked about the art of wood engraving. We’ve published a slew of wordless novels celebrating the art form, and we have been known to feature wood engravers in the pages of the Devil’s Artisan, our very own journal of the printing arts.

This week, we’re celebrating the dedication and the attention to detail that go into creating these works of art. As a bonus, we’re also celebrating the publication of our latest issue of DA (issue # 81, the Fall/Winter 2017 issue featuring a number of very cool small presses including Nestlings Press, Pennywise Press, Shanty Bay Press and St. Michael’s College Press). In recognition of all of this, we’re offering one lucky winner a…

 

DEVIL’S ARTISAN
FOUR-ISSUE BUNDLE

DA Bundle

 

This bundle includes a selection of issues of the Devil’s Artisan that shine a spotlight on the work of some fantastic wood engravers, including Gerard Brender à Brandis, George A. Walker, Rosemary Kilbourn and Alan Stein.

One lucky winner will receive a FREE bundle of all four of these breathtaking issues!

For your chance to win:

1. log in to the form below using email, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram
2. earn up to six entries by visiting Facebook and Instagram, following us or Tweeting on Twitter or by signing up to our newsletter. (If you’re already a newsletter subscriber and an avid social media follower, the last entry method is for you!)
3. log out of the form to submit your entry

The winner will be contacted by email next week.

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portraitP.S. Speaking of wood engravings, if you want to download a free copy of The Mysterious Death of Tom Thomson and possibly win an artist’s proof from the limited edition of the book, there’s still an opportunity to help us with our study guide. Get the details on how to participate here, but hurry—the offer ends on December 15th!

Cheers,sig


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PQ Weekly Roundup: 08 Dec 2017

pqroundup2Every Friday, the PQ Weekly Roundup collects the most shared links in our social media network—bookish articles, reviews, quizzes, recommendations and more—in convenient digest form.

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And there you have it—the most clicked book links of the last two weeks. Don’t forget to enter this week’s PQL Holiday Giveaway before it’s too late!

Have a great weekend,sig


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PQL Holiday Giveaway # 1: Poetry that Brings the Feels

PQL Holiday Giveaway Week 1

The holidays bring out all the feels. Get in touch with your emotions (for free!) with Michael Harris’s

 

THE GAMEKEEPER

 

The Gamekeeper includes a selection of poems that spans four decades’ worth of Harris’s poetic output, from the philosophy and emotion of Grace (1977) to the appreciation of natural beauty in In Transit (1985) to the quirkiness, humour and linguistic wordplay of Circus (2011).

To celebrate the holidays, and to spread some poetic good cheer, we will be giving away a FREE copy of this beautiful book.

For your chance to win:

1. log in to the form below using email, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram
2. earn up to six entries by visiting Facebook and Instagram, following us or Tweeting on Twitter or by signing up to our newsletter. (If you’re already a newsletter subscriber and an avid social media follower, the last entry method is for you!)
3. log out of the form to submit your entry

The winner will be contacted by email next week.

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The Porcupine's Quill would like to acknowledge the support of the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts for our publishing program. The financial support of the Government of Canada through the Canada Book Fund (CBF) is also gratefully acknowledged.