- Everybody’s looking for something productive to do right about now. Well, here’s your chance. You can become an “armchair archivist” and help tag images, decipher handwriting and generally do a little “digital detective work.”
- If it’s the kiddos who need something to do, have no fear! Canadian children’s writers and illustrators are providing free online readings and drawing lessons.
- Word nerds unite! This brief history of word games in The Paris Review is fascinating—I particularly enjoyed the vintage puzzled reproduced in the article.
- Amid the doom and gloom, a ray of light. A little bit of good news in the form of two PQL books making the finals in the Foreword Indies Book Awards. Congratulations to Daniel Bryant and Leon Rooke!
- And finally, we were very pleased to see this excellent review of Shane Neilson’s Margin of Interest in The Miramichi Reader. “If you are at all interested in the development and current state of poetry from this region, then Margin of Interest needs to be on your bookshelf.” We concur!
Thanks for taking the time to check in with us and see what’s happening in books and reading news this week. Hope to see you back here next week for more!
All the best,