news-iconCL editor and contributor Nancy Kay Clark will be reading her work at the Open Mic night at the Toronto Library’s Parliament St. branch, 269 Gerard St. E., on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. All are welcome.

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.

Mitchell Toews’ story “Nothing to Lose” has been selected to appear in a new print anthology that will be published by UK-based Fiction on the Web on the occasion of its 21st anniversary. The book will be out in January 2018.

Moira Garland’s story, “Do Potatoes Wobble in the Microwave?” appeared in a  special Lancaster (UK) edition of Cake magazine, published by Lancaster University in July.

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.

As well, Nancy Kay Clark, will be reading her fiction at an upcoming event of the Brockton Writers Series on Wednesday, Sept. 13, at the Glad Day Bookshop, 499 Church St., Toronto at 6:30 pm. Read Nancy’s guest blog on the Brockton Writers Series site, where she discusses why she self-publishes.

Gail M. Murray
‘s latest work “Inside Jennifer Robson” will appear in the September issue of Blank Spaces magazine.

Gemma Meharchand will be reading her work at an open mic event, taking place at the Parliament Street Branch, Toronto Public Library, 269 Gerrard St. E. on Tuesday, Sept. 12, starting at 6:30 pm.


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.

Follow @HighParkWriters on Twitter. This weekly, open-to-all writers’ group takes place on Saturday mornings at the High Park Branch of the Toronto Public Library, and is the home base for many CL contributors, including Nancy Kay Clark, Altug Cakmakci, Gemma Meharchand, Elizabeth Barnes and Michelle Braham. Are you looking for a supportive writing group? Join them next Saturday morning from 9:30 – 11 AM.

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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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