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). http://www.edmontonjournal.com/entertainment/all/Lucrative+Griffin+Poetry+Prize+awarded+gala+dinner/6743559/story.html
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.