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Whittlenods occur when those who engage in talk and thought about cultural flotsam and jetsam discover the flaws in their habitual thinking.

This Month's Whittle Nod: Mulching Metaphors

 


Thistledown Press gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Saskatchewan Arts Board, and the Government of Canada for our publishing activities. 

 

THISTLEDOWN SWEEPS ALBERTA POETRY AWARDS 

2019 Alberta Literary Awards and City of Edmonton Book Prize Shortlists Announced

Stephan G. Stephansson Award for Poetry
A.B DILLION - MATRONALIA 
ANNA MARIE SEWEEL FOR THE CHANGING MOON 
KELLY SHEPHERD -INSOMNIA BIRD

2019 Robert Kroetsch City of Edmonton Book Prize
KELLY SHEPHERD -INSOMNIA BIRD

The Writers’ Guild of Alberta is excited to announce the finalists for the 2019 Alberta Literary Awards and Robert Kroetsch City of Edmonton Book Prize. Each year, the Alberta Literary Awards and the City of Edmonton recognize and celebrate the highest standards of literary excellence from Alberta and Edmonton authors.

Winners will be announced and awards presented at the Alberta Literary Awards Gala on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at the Coast Edmonton Plaza Hotel in Edmonton in conjunction with the WGA annual conference, Writing Across Worlds.

The WGA would like to send our congratulations to those whose work is on this year’s Alberta Literary Awards shortlists! We look forward to celebrating your creativity and hard work, and we will do all we can to spread the word about the wonderful writing you did in 2018. Our awards celebration is not just one night; it is a full and robust season of honouring and “getting to know” these authors and their amazing work. Shortlist reading events will be held this spring in Edmonton on May 5 and in Calgary on May 15.

Our juries deliberated on more than 190 submissions to select the following 24 finalists in eight categories. Finalists represent excellence in literary work written by Alberta authors and published or created in 2018. We encourage you to check out these fantastic titles!

https://writersguild.ca/2019-alberta-literary-awards-and-city-of-edmonton-book-prize-shortlists-announced/


  


 

News
Thistledown Books at the 26th Annual Saskatchewan Book Awards
Thorn-Field by James Trettwer
shortlisted for the City of Regina and Fiction Awards
Culverts Beneath the Narrow Road by Brenda Schmidt
shortlisted for the Poetry Award
Thistledown Press (For the Changing Moon)
winner of the Saskatoon Public Library Indigenous People's Publishing Award
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Corvus is on the Canada Reads 2019 longlist The final five books and the panellists defending them will be revealed on Jan. 31, 2019. The 2019 debates will take place March 25-28, 2019 and will be hosted by Ali Hassan
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  A.B. Dillon and Susan Alexander make the 2018 CBC Poetry Prize Longlist more...
Mika Lafond wins the 2018 Indigenous Voices Award for Most significant Work in an Alternative Format
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John Lent's Cantilevered Songs listed on CBC's  Your ultimate Canadian poetry list: 68 poetry collections recommended by you.

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 Jasmina Odor wins the CAA Exporting Alberta Award for You Can't Stay Here more...
Upcoming Events
April 27, 2019
Book Club Event more...
April 30, 2019
Peter Christensen launches his new book of poetry, Oona River Poems. more...
May 7, 2019
Raye Hendrickson Book Launch more...
May 14, 2019
Catherine J. Stewart launches her debut poetry collection. more...
May 15, 2019
Paula Jane Remlinger book launch of her debut poetry collection. more...
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