News: Weekly Literary Recap – June 5 – 12, 2012

2012-06-13 22:04:PM ago by nicole.boyce

A creative writing student has created a Write or Die app. Using noises and pop-ups, the program punishes writers when it detects distraction or lack of productivity.

The Department of Canadian Heritage failed to renew funding for the Literary Press Group, a not-for-profit association which supports and advocates for Canadian book publishers.

Ken Babstock
received the Griffin poetry prize for his collection Methodist Hatchet (House of Anasi Press).

Planning a Green Gables vacation? The 49th Shelf has created an interactive map of books linked to Canadian locations.

Legendary science-fiction writer Ray Bradbury passed away at the age of 91. In Wired, writers share their memories of Bradbury’s work.

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