News: Literary Recap Aug. 22-29, 2012

2012-08-30 19:46:PM ago by nicole.boyce

Summer is almost over, but reading is an all-season sport. Get started on your fall picks with Quill & Quire’s preview of autumn’s most anticipated books
 
In the mood for something novel? Match your swimsuit to your book with Matchbook’s bikini gallery, or check out As I Lay Frying, a cheeky combination of quotes, puns and donuts.  
 
Single Onion, Calgary's longest-running spoken word series, has extended the deadline on its annual  Poetry Contest.Interested? Submit a Calgary-inspired poem by September 15th for the chance to win $1000.
 
As part of its web revamp, Random House Canada has launched Hazlitt, a free online magazine. The magazine will focus on literary and cultural essays, including work by Billie Livingston, Lynn Crosby and Jason McBride.
 
Looking for a new angle on the US federal election? Check out Amazon.com's heat map, a daily chart tracking political trends through book sales

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