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Launch of Toronto Youth Street Stories Website

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Launch of Toronto Youth Street Stories Website

This spring I lead a writing workshop for street-involved youth in Toronto supported by the Youth Pathways Project. Emily Pohl-Weary, d’bi young, and Lynn Crosbie also taught workshops and the group is now launching a website of writing and art work that grew out of the project. You can click here to read their work.

In other more self-involved news, I'm very excited about a review of Bottle Rocket Hearts that appeared on www.shedoesthecity.com today. Ahem, "Those who grew up in the nineties will appreciate the book’s references to Doc Martens, the 1995 referendum, Sonic Youth and the Spice Girls. If Leonard Cohen and Mordecai Richler immortalized the Montreal of their generation, Whittall immortalizes the Montreal of ours."

Dear Ms. McNeely, I'm not sure what I'm wearing to the Bedtime Stories reading yet, but now I definitely want to make it something fabulous and appropriate for me to worship you in.

Random links:

I'm surprised I didn't think of this myself.

Click here to view my favourite Softer World comic. My new art crush, Joey Comeau, has relocated to Toronto and we're all the better for it.

Listening to: The Bangles singing live on the Gilmore Girls (oh, grade seven dances)
Reading: Strawberry Fields by Marina Lewycka

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Zoe Whittall

Zoe Whittall is the author of the novel Bottle Rocket Hearts (Cormorant, 2007) and two volumes of poetry, The Emily Valentine Poems (Snare, 2006) and The Best Ten Minutes of Your Life (McGilligan, 2001).

Go to Zoe Whittall’s Author Page