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.
http://www.mediabistro.com/galleycat/write-or-die_b8079

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.
http://www.quillandquire.com/blog/index.php/2012/06/07/in-a-blow-to-small-publishers-literary-press-group-loses-federal-funding/

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.
http://www.theprovince.com/travel/Need+travel+inspiration+Online+shows+books+linked+places+across+Canada/6751004/story.html

Legendary science-fiction writer Ray Bradbury passed away at the age of 91. In Wired, writers share their memories of Bradbury’s work.
http://www.wired.com/underwire/2012/06/ray-bradbury-writer-memories/?
 

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