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Elke Reinauer

Bringing Yukon literature to the world stage

Each October, the city of Frankfurt in Germany plays host to the second largest literary trade fair in the world, with 7,153 exhibitors representing 106 countries present in 2016.The Frankfurt Book Fair (known as the Frankfurter...

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Writing toward inclusion

Practically unheard of – the top 10 books reviewed last year were evenly split between male and female authors. And never before: the number of men and women reviewing books in Canada is nearly equal.That’s what the...

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Poetry in Action

Poetry, spoken word performances, plays and short stories; all these literary exploits and more can be heard at Brave New Words, a showcase of local literary talent. Lit-lovers can enjoy an evening of music poetry and cocktails...

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Blind Date with a Clown

Having a blind date can be very stressful — from thinking about what to wear and say, toawkward silences and thoughts of escape. Now imagine having a blind date every night.For actress Renée Amber this is reality: in the improv...

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The Call of Fastnacht

I am not a homesick person, but I can hear the Black Forest calling me home during Fastnacht, which means carnival. For many people in southern Germany, Fastnacht is a far more important holiday then Christmas. Families gather...

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The Dream of a Normal Life

Living in the suburbs, having children and a husband, driving a minivan: for some this maysound boring, but it is Cea Sunrise Person’s dream come true.Person’s memoir, North of Normal (published at HarperCollins) describes her...

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