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A celebration of Black Canadian authors

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A listing of powerful Black Canadian writers who inspire Canadian writing and literature.

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Matilda and the literary lights of the Round Table

A cat’s eye view of Manhattan culture from the legendary Algonquin Hotel.
A cat’s eye view of Manhattan culture from the legendary Algonquin Hotel.

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Matilda and the literary lights of the Round Table

The legendary Algonquin Hotel in New York City. Photo: chrisjohnbeckett/flickr

I curled my body around some blue-jean-covered legs as the human attached to them started to read a copy of The New York Times pulled from the antique rack in the cramped lobby of the most famous literary landmark in Manhattan, The Algonquin Hotel. A momentary purr slipped out as I cosied up to watch the morning hubbub begin. It was a few weeks before my historic home would celebrate its 107th birthday.

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Rowers Reading Series in March

Monday, March 2, 2015 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm

Location

The Central
603 Markham St
Toronto, ON
Canada
43° 39' 53.28" N, 79° 24' 44.5536" W

Join the Rowers Series for a magnificent evening of readings featuring Elisabeth de Mariaffi, George Murray, Waubgeshig Rice and Kathleen Winter. Monday, March 2, 2015. Doors open at 6:30 pm, readings begin at 6:50 pm, evening ends at 8:45pm. The Central, 603 Markham St., Toronto rowerspubreadingseries.com

Legendary writer, Maya Angelou has died. She was 86.

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Legendary author Maya Angelou has died at the age of 86 in North Carolina. To read more, click on the link below.

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| January 17, 2014

An open letter and challenge to David Gilmour (from a woman writer)

Dear David Gilmour,

As a woman writer I'd like to say thank you.

No, honestly, thank you.

Thank you for being privileged enough, culturally tone-deaf enough, and even just plain stupid enough to say that you don't love women writers enough to teach their works in your class. Thank you for saying what so many other male professors think but are afraid to admit. Thank you for opening up this huge fucking can of worms that most people are happy enough to pretend doesn't even exist.

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| September 26, 2013
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Book: Red Girl Rat Boy

September 24, 2013
| Author Cynthia Flood has just come out with a new collection of short stories. The stories range from left-wing life in Vancouver in the 1970s to the personal politics that exist within families.
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Carmen Rodriguez and Carmen Aguirre on the anniversary of the coup in Chile

September 24, 2013
| This year marked the 40th anniversary of the overthrow of President Salvador Allende. Augusto Pinochet ruled Chile for the next 15 years with a brutality that saw many thousands imprisoned or killed.
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