Category: Publicity Agent Reports

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Local Publishers Launch Their Fall Lineups

by Tracy Kyncl

After a great time at the BookThug launch, I headed over to The Garrison for the Coach House launch on Thursday, October 3rd. Despite the fact that I arrived half an hour early to an empty room, I knew that the Coach House launch would be quite the affair, considering that Wayzgoose was one of the wildest parties I had been to in a long time.

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Local Publishers Launch Their Fall Lineups

by Tracy Kyncl

I am a self-proclaimed bibliophile, as are probably most of the Puritan’s staff. October’s launches, however, demonstrated that even when we spend most of our time with our noses tucked in the spines of our favourite books, we also know how to kick back and enjoy a great night out. Over the last two weeks,

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Fear, Success, Momentum: A Conversation with Robin Richardson

by Madeline Lemire

Robin Richardson released her book of poetry Knife Throwing Through Self-Hypnosis this September. Richardson has been shortlisted for CBC’s Canada Writes prize in poetry, and is awaiting further news. Puritan intern Madeline Lemire asked Richardson about this exciting time in her life, and how her work will evolve from here. 

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Polyvocality in the Market: Guernica Editions’ Fall 2013 Launch

by Tracy Kyncl

On Sunday, September 15th 2013 I attended Guernica Editions’ Fall Launch at Supermarket in Kensington. I’ve only ever been to Supermarket between the hours of 10 p.m. and 1, or 2 a.m., so it was a lovely surprise to see the venue just as packed as always, albeit with a slightly older crowd than usual.

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Traversing Canada’s Literary Terrain

by Tracy Kyncl

If someone asked me why I like literature so much, I would tell them that I was lucky enough to have had high school instructors who taught the subject well. There’s nothing like a butchering of Catcher in the Rye to turn a student off books forever. For me, that wasn’t the case.

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The Way to Wayzgoose: Navigating Toronto’s Literary Epicentre

by Madeline Lemire

Thursday, Sept. 5 saw a large segment of Toronto’s literary scene gathered under one roof, or rather, under one roof and in the back parking lot for a staple event in Toronto’s Fall schedule.

Despite sounding like a new and exciting addition to the duck family, a Wayzgoose is actually (as stated on Coach House Books’ website) a party “historically given by a master printer to his workmen at the summer’s end,

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Back to School in Toronto

by Tracy Kyncl

Puritan Publicity agent Tracy Kyncl goes to Massey College to celebrate with Robert McGill.  

On September 11th 2013, Robert McGill launched his latest novel, Once We Had a Country, at Massey College on the U of T campus. The novel,

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Stand-Out Poets Bring the Noise in TO

by Tracy Kyncl

Publicity Agent Tracy Kyncl explores the wonders of sound in the Toronto literary scene.

On a humid, sticky Tuesday night with a thunderstorm on the horizon, I made my way to the Black Swan Tavern, the new location for Toronto’s longest-running weekly poetry series Art Bar, only to find out that the venue had been double-booked!

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The Final Days of Q Space

by Tracy Kyncl

Puritan Publicity Agent Tracy Kyncl finalizes her farewell in part two of her series on Toronto’s beloved hub, Q Space.

As a final send off to Q Space, Luciano Iacobelli organized and hosted the Lyrical Myrical Author’s Festival from Friday, August 23rd until Sunday,

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The Final Days of Q Space

by Tracy Kyncl

Puritan Publicity Agent Tracy Kyncl bids farewell in part one of a two-part series.

August represents a lot of “lasts” for people. It signals the last month of warm weather in Toronto, the last days of freedom before school, and for the literary community,