Lennie Gooding

Virtual book launch for Lennie Goodings’ memoir, A Bite Of The Apple. Reading, discussion, and Q&A. Lennie Goodings will be joined for the discussion by Emma Donoghue and Ben McNally.  Oct 29 at 2 pm. RSVP.

About a Bite of the Apple:
Following the chronology of the press where she has worked nearly since its founding, Lennie Goodings tells the story of the group of visionary publishers and writers who have made Virago one of the most important and influential publishers in the English-speaking world. Like the books she has edited and published—by writers ranging from Maya Angelou and Margaret Atwood to Sarah Waters and Naomi Wolf—Goodings’s contribution to the genre breaks new ground as well, telling a story of women in the world of work, offering much needed balance to the male-dominated genre of publishing memoirs, and chronicling a critical aspect of the history of feminism: how women began to assume control over the production of their own books.

Kristyn Dunnion – Stoop City Virtual Book Launch

Kristyn will be joined for the event by Paige Cooper, Sybil Lamb, and Shannon Quinn. Biblioasis is partnering with Bakka-Phoenix Books as the co-host. Reading, discussion, and even book bingo.
Event will be streamed live on Facebook. The video link will be shared closer to the event date. 7 pm. 

Welcome to Stoop City, where your neighbours include a condo-destroying cat, a teen queen beset by Catholic guilt, and an emergency clinic staffed entirely by lovelorn skeptics. From the lovelorn Mary Louise, who struggles with butch bachelorhood, to rural teens finding—and found by—adult sexualities, to Grimm’s “The Golden Goose” rendered as a jazz dance spectacle, Kristyn Dunnion’s freewheeling collection fosters a radical revisioning of community. 



Reaching Mithymna Virtual Book Launch

Join us for the virtual book launch of Steven Heighton’s memoir, REACHING MITHYMNA. Steven will be joined by poet Sadiqa de Meijer. We are also partnering with Novel Idea Bookstore as the co-host for the launch.
The event will be streamed live on our Facebook page, as well as on Novel Idea Bookstore’s Facebook page. Sep 17 at 7 pm.

In the fall of 2015, Steven Heighton made an overnight decision to travel to the frontlines of the Syrian refugee crisis in Greece and enlist as a volunteer. Arriving on the isle of Lesvos with a duffel bag and a dubious grasp of Greek, Heighton found himself thrown into emergency roles for which he was woefully unqualified. From the brief reprieves of volunteer-refugee soccer matches to the riots of Camp Moria, REACHING MITHYMNA is a firsthand account of the crisis and an engaged exploration of the borders that divide us and the ties that bind.

REACHING MITHYMNA will be available September 15, 2020. Get your copy at Novel Idea Bookstore or support your local indie book shop. Visit Novel Idea Bookstore’s website to pre-order: novelideabooks.ca