Gary Beck has just released his latest collection of poetry, Expectations(Wordcatcher Publishing). His explorations of a ‘bankrupt civilization’ and society’s dependence on the cycle of consumerism make a reflective and challenging read.

Moira Garland‘s latest poem published in the first issue of Sanguine magazine. You can also see it read by an actor on Instagram at *sanguinesubmissions*.

The Ontario Writers Conference has chosen four winners (from a very high calibre of written pieces totalling 180), in its 2018 Story Starters Contest. Congratulations to CL contributor Michelle Dinnick who won for October and February.

Harry Posner extends an invitation to Day of the Poets, Orangeville, Ontario’s first ever poetry festival, is happening on May 5th from 11-4. Twenty poets giving readings in four different downtown venues, random acts of poetry on the streets, and window poems will saturate the air with the glory of verse. Open mic opportunities. Free for everyone.

Hannah Mary McKinnon’s new novel The Neighbours will be published on March 13, but you can pre-order your copy here.

Linda O’Connor is excited to share the release of her new sports romance, Between the Pipes. It’s the first book in a new medical hockey series, In the Game Hockey Romance.

Phyllis Humby has just posted a Q & A on her blog about fellow CL contributor and anthology collaborator Michael Joll.

Gary Beck‘s new poetry book evokes concern about disruptions to the desire for a comfortable, prosperous, untroubled life. Perturbations leads us through all its gloriously chaotic uncertainties. Available in paperback with a retail price of US$11.99 and also in a Kindle version. Published through Winter Goose Publishing. Available now through all major retailers.

Phyllis Humby, Frank T. Sikora, Michael Joll and Nancy Kay Clark are among those collaborating in the upcoming publication of a new short story anthology called Our Plan to Save the World. Read about the anthology on Phyllis’ blog.

Sharon Frayne has recently published a collection of stories, entitled Caught Between the Lines  (ByGones Publishing). It is Sharon’s personal CANADA 150 project (2017 is the 150th anniversary of Canadian confederation), and is the result of about three years of research and writing. Between the pages are 10 illustrated stories set in the confines of the Old Niagara Courthouse and Gaol that existed in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, between 1815 and 1920.  Sharon discovered haunting tales of Indigenous people, political rebels, run-away slaves, orphan girls and soldiers who all were confined in this historic and vanished building.

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  1. Mitchell Toews

    “Read and vote for Mitchell’s story here.” Thx NKC! I died on Deathmatch. A noble death, but still – I’m out. Kinda like Francis Macomber, it felt good to take myself out of my comfort zone and write in a different style. Also, meeting my alter-ego, “Arlo” was interesting! He may return, to speak his foul-mouthed truth. Cheers – m

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