Dear LPG Canada group members:
The Literary Press Group of Canada announces its national reading campaign, FIERY FIRST FICTION, in the month of May 2008.
Fiery First Fiction features 14 of the season’s hot new first-fiction titles from literary presses across Canada. The idea came about from the desire to support independent publishers who often take great risks by believing in and signing on new literary voices in a small industry burgeoning with bestselling books from south of the border.
The selected short story and long fiction titles feature a roster of new talent from various backgrounds, including magazine editors Nathan Whitlock, Arjun Basu, and Naomi K. Lewis; playwright Claudia Dey; university professors and poets Richard Lemm and Lesley Belleau; creative writing program graduates Shari Lapeña and Nila Gupta; screenwriter Jason Brink; and illustrator Jim Westergard.
IT’S A WIN-WIN SITUATION!
Look for readings in your cities: Montreal, Toronto, Edmonton, North Bay, and Vancouver. Walk into any participating independent bookstore (see our web site for locations), buy a Fiery First Fiction book, and get a beautiful limited edition FFF canvas bag FREE. Best of all, participate in the Open Book Toronto month-long May contest, and win a set of FFF books + bag each week!
where you can get the latest updates on events for May.
Publicist, The Literary Press Group of Canada