Trillium Book Awards Author Reading 2015

Just One More Thing Before I Go....

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This is my final day as WIR for Open Book Toronto and I cannot tell you how much I have enjoyed the experience!

Before I go, I want to make mention of a new book coming out from BookLand Press called ‘Canadian Voices, Volume 2’. It is an anthology comprising the work of 86 authors from across Canada. What I really like about it is the fact that it not only contains the work of established writers like Jasmine D’Costa it also showcases the work of brand new authors.

Publisher Robert Morgan says: “Canadian Voices is a powerful and moving collection, which stretches across the boundaries of age, skin colour, language, ethnicity, and religion to give voice to the lives and experiences of ordinary Canadians. This vibrant, varied sampler of the Canadian literary scene captures timely personal and cultural challenges, and ultimately shares subtle insight and compassion written by a wide spectrum of stylistically and culturally diverse authors.”

This is a book which is right up my alley. Having traveled the world over one of the things that I love about Canada is the fact that cultural and ethnic diversity if celebrated here. What better way to learn about the stories from Canadians across the spectrum than to have them included in a book like this one. Make sure you check it out:

Canadian Voices, Volume Two
An Anthology of Prose and Poetry by Emerging Canadian Writers
ISBN: 978-0-9784395-8-3,
BookLand Press, 360 pages, $25.95

There will be a book launch for Canadian Voices, Volume 2 on September 20 from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm at SUPERMARKET ART BAR, 268 Augusta Avenue, Toronto, ON M5T 2L9, www.supermarkettoronto.com.

Thanks again to all of the readers out there for the support I have enjoyed over this last month. It was my goal at the beginning of the month to take some time to read new books to share with you and to generally take a closer look at the world around me. I hope you haven enjoyed the process even a quarter as much as I have.

I know that Joey Comeau is waiting in the wings as the WIR for September and I am sure you are going to be totally engaged by what he has to say. Google him, you’ll see he is not only talented but a very prolific writer as well. Keep reading Toronto! Pj :)

The views expressed in the Writer-in-Residence blogs are those held by the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of Open Book: Toronto.

Pj Kwong

Pj Kwong is a figure skating expert and writer currently working for CBC Sports. Her first book, Taking the Ice: Success Stories from the World of Canadian Figure Skating (BookLand Press), will be in stores in September 2010.

Go to Pj Kwong’s Author Page