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Authors for Indies Day: Q&A with Robin Rivers

By |April 27th, 2017|

In anticipation of Authors for Indies Day on Saturday, April 29, 2017, we spoke with coordinator Robin Rivers to learn more about this awesome initiative. We also discuss what sets independent bookstores apart from the big box stores.

Library Talk: Why Libraries (Still) Matter!

By |April 24th, 2017|

The Guelph Public Library awareness campaign increased the library’s profile in the community. Read about it in our latest Library Talk blog post by Steve Kraft!

Library Talk: Human & Mobile Libraries

By |April 10th, 2017|

The Ottawa Public Library offers unique bookmobile and human library services to serve their community. Read about it in our latest Library Talks instalment!

Library Talk: Teen Programming at the Toronto Public Library

By |March 27th, 2017|

Canada's largest library, the Toronto Public Library, fosters creativity and innovation in local youth. Check out our latest Library Talk blog to learn about these unique opportunities!

Library Talk: Self-Publishing at the Library!

By |February 27th, 2017|

Stacey Lapp, Digital Access Librarian at the Stratford Public Library, discusses various tools to help writers self-publish and promote their writing.

Library Talk: The Future of Ontario’s Libraries

By |February 6th, 2017|

Why A Visit to Your Local Ontario Library will Get You Thinking This month, Shelagh Paterson, Executive Director of the Ontario Library Association, addresses the changes many libraries are making across Ontario to better serve and reflect their communities. We encourage all Ontario-based authors and publishers to stay informed on programs and services offered by [...]

Introducing the “Library Talk” Series

By |January 30th, 2017|

A Partnership Between DigiWriting and OLA to Highlight Ontario Libraries When was the last time you were at a library? Was it to borrow a book? To find a quiet place to study? Or perhaps you were taking part in an afterschool program. Regardless, we bet you discovered something interesting about your local library while [...]

#CanLitPit Returns on Wednesday, February 8, 2017!

By |January 9th, 2017|

Twitter Pitch Event Provides Unpublished Canadian Writers with Opportunities We’re thrilled to announce the return of #CanLitPit on February 8, 2017! In August 2016, the inaugural #CanLitPit became the #6 trend on Twitter with more than 500 pitches being posted during the event by close to 200 writers from coast to coast. Canadian Literature Pitch [...]

Happy Holidays from DigiWriting

By |December 23rd, 2016|

In the Spirit of the Season As we look forward to celebrating the holiday season with friends and family, we want to express our gratitude to those who have worked with us during 2016. This year we launched two events for the Canadian literary community, the Stratford Writers Festival and #CanLitPit, and have more exciting [...]

Stratford Writers Festival Presents Kim Echlin

By |September 19th, 2016|

  Introducing Kim Echlin We're thrilled to have Giller Prize nominee Kim Echlin joining our festival on October 23, 2016. Echlin is the author of Elephant Winter, Dagmar’s Daughter, and Inanna: From the Myths of Ancient Sumer. Her third novel, The Disappeared, was nominated for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and won the Barnes & Noble Discover [...]

#CanLitPit Becomes 6th Highest Trend on Twitter

By |September 1st, 2016|

A Summary of Media Coverage from the Inaugural #CanLitPit With a few weeks now removed from the inaugural #CanLitPit, our entire team is still astounded over the number of Canadian writers who took to Twitter to pitch their unpublished manuscripts. While it was clear that young adult and children’s literature dominated the event, writers with [...]

Putting Your Best Pitch Forward: #CanLitPit by the Numbers

By |August 16th, 2016|

Twitter Pitch Event for Canadian Writers Becomes 6th Highest Trend on Event Day On Wednesday, August 10th, the Canadian writing community came together for #CanLitPit, the first all-Canadian Twitter pitch event. Between 10 AM and 10 PM, Canadian writers posted their 140-word pitches to Twitter, with a number of well-respected and award-winning publishers reviewing them. [...]