Monthly Archives: November 2012

Book Buzz

Here We Are Among The Living – Samantha Bernstein

Super! We are so pleased to announce Samantha Bernstein’s debut Here We Are Among The Living has Been long-listed for the B.C. non-fiction award! Be sure to get your copy today.  The National Post was impressed with the debut, and had this to say.
“In the book, written in five years’ worth of emails to her nearest and dearest, Bernstein details her life as a young woman falling in love and deciding what to do with the boundless energy of her youth. She also happens to be the youngest daughter of a Canadian literary luminary, the poet Irving Layton, and though he had next to no part in raising her, the psychic weight of his absence in her life and presence in the literary canon leaves a deep impression on Bernstein’s spirit. By virtue of both her youth and her DNA, Bernstein embodies a curiosity and lust for life. And she is, of course, a writer. By the terms she has explicitly set for the work, Bernstein’s memoir is a success.“

Prick: Confessions of a Tattoo Artist – Ashley Little

Wicked! Ashley Little’s Prick was shortlisted for the 2012 ReLit Award for best novel. TheToronto Review of Books also noticed Prick`s stature as an important indie read.

Prick is a screeching hell ride down damnation alley…Like a car wreck to the morbidly inquisitive, or a brilliant dragon tattoo on alabaster flesh, Prick is a beautifully disturbing tale revealing the morally mangled soul of a young man.” For even more praise, visit Ashley`s website.  Be sure to order your copy today! We are so pleased for the nomination. The ReLit Awards were established in 2000 to recognize the best of the country’s independent presses.

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Best Friends and a Tea Party Fundraiser

Join Tightrope Books and The Best of Canadian Poetry in English in celebrating the Sixth Anniversary of our Canadian Poetry series with the Best Friends Tea Party Fundraiser on Sunday December 1st, 2-4pm, at the Intercontinental Hotel, 220 Bloor Street West, Proof Restaurant.

First published first in 2008, and edited by series editor Molly Peacock, The Best of Canadian Poetry in English has tapped into the remarkable Canadian poetry scene, checking out the currents—and cross-currents—of poetry with distinguished editors including: Stephanie Bolster, A.F. Moritz, Lorna Crozier, Priscila Uppal, Carmine Starnino and Sue Goyette.

Best Canadian Poetry 2013 CoverBest of Canadian Poetry in English invites the public to become a Best Friend by joining us in a party to toast poets, poetry, teachers, readers and lovers of poets and poetry. Your contribution will not only ensure the long and happy life of this cherished Canadian poetry annual, but delight you with poetry readings, delicious food and drink, and your own copy of The Best of Canadian Poetry in English 2013.

The Best of Canadian Poetry In English Best Friends 6th Birthday Party on December 2st at Proof at the Intercontinental Hotel, 220 Bloor Street West.  Tickets in advance are $50.00 per person for a Best Friend, $100.00 for a Brilliant Best Friend.


December 1 2-4 p.m. at Proof on the ground floor of the Intercontinental Hotel, 220 Bloor Street West, Toronto.

If you would like to come to the party and support BCP, please click below to purchase tickets.

Buy Tickets – $50.00 Best Friend

Buy Tickets – $100.00 Brilliant Best Friend
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