News: Weekly Literary Roundup: May 28 - June 5, 2012

2012-06-07 20:47:PM ago by nicole.boyce

The New Yorker is tweeting Jennifer Egan’s new short story in a series of ten installments. What do you think of this idea? Would you publish a story this way?
http://www.quillandquire.com/blog/index.php/2012/05/24/jennifer-egan-short-story-to-be-serialized-on-twitter/

Queen’s has created a university-wide book club to encourage connection and critical thinking among first year students. First selection: Charlotte Gill’s Eating Dirt.
http://www.queensu.ca/news/articles/creating-book-club-first-year-students

CBC’s Canada Writes site presents daily bite-sized writing tips from notable Canadian authors. This week: listening to your internal editor, creating a credible sleuth and more.
http://www.cbc.ca/books/canadawrites/features-blog/writing-tips/

Galleycat’s new blog explores how authors and publishers are using Kickstarter to finance their projects. This week’s featured writer raised $8500 to start a horror fiction magazine.
http://www.mediabistro.com/galleycat/category/kickstarter 

The Walrus recently published an article on the evolution of Calgary’s “cowboy culture.” How do you think the literary scene has contributed to Calgary’s changing brand? Kris Demeanor and Aritha van Herk (among others) will discuss on June 7th at The Walrus Glenbow Debate.
http://walrusmagazine.com/articles/2012.06-society-calgary-reconsidered/
 

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