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Editorial Professional Development Opportunities in 2022: Testing the Post-Lockdown Waters

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For the past two years, many writers, editors, and indexers have had to rely exclusively on attending virtual events to develop their editorial skills and networks. Whether unable to attend in-person professional development events because of lockdowns, restrictions, or simply an abundance of caution, editorial professionals once again have some opportunities on the horizon to meet, discuss their profession, and make connections. And, in an industry that relies...

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The Radical History of Book Clubs: Connecting Us through Literature

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In honour of Freedom to Read Week, we would like to repost this blog on the unexpectedly radical origins of book clubs.  Freedom to Read Week is an annual event that encourages Canadians to think about and reaffirm their commitment to intellectual freedom, and provides an opportunity for us to focus on issues of intellectual freedom as they affect our communities, our provinces, our countries, and countries around the world. The ability...

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How Canadian Cities Are Celebrating #BlackHistoryMonth

Event / Books & Libraries

Cities across Canada are celebrating #BlackHistoryMonth with film screenings, gallery exhibitions, dance parties, and galas. If you’re wondering what kind of events are happening in your city, we’ve helpfully compiled a list of some of the events you can attend this month.     VANCOUVER Vancouver offers a diverse array of events for all kinds of interests. Starting on February 5th, The Vancouver Film Festival is showcasing a series of...

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Getting Re-acquainted with the Toronto Public Library

Books & Libraries

When I was in elementary school, from book reports to geography projects, the tried-and-true resource for all assignments was the local Toronto Public Library branch.   It wasn’t all about school, though.  My weekly trips to the library allowed me to indulge my love of reading. One particular weekend, when I was seven years old, I approached the checkout desk with five children’s novels in hand.   My mom held up...

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