The highly successful #CanLitPit Twitter pitch event brought the Canadian literary community together on Wednesday, July 12, 2017.
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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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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#CanLitPit, our entire team is still astounded over the number of Canadian writers who took to Twitter to pitch their unpublished manuscripts.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 [...]