Exile Spring 2010 Announcements

Spring Announcements:

In April through the end of May, the Exile Quarterly and Exile Editions websites will become one under the URL www.TheExileWriters.com. This dynamic new site will offer links to the 600+ Contributors and 1000+ contributions to have appeared in the journal, along with over 150 Writers and 350 Books published by Exile Editions, and will include a variety of features such as Author Pages with photo, bio, published works, links to the author; samples from the book/journal; options to buy, etc.

The Gloria Vanderbilt Short Fiction Competition. A $2,000 Award for emerging Canadian writers, to be presented annually in April; the finalists will be published by Exile Editions in an autumn anthology – guidelines and submission information available mid-April.

The Exile Evening With An Author/Artist, May 15, hosted by Ms Gloria Vanderbilt. Advance tickets only for an intimate evening in a private event at Toronto’s prestigious Turf Lounge. Ms Vanderbilt will formally announce the new writer’s prize that evening. (see upcoming events below)

Spring Events:

Friday, April 23, 8pm – The Writing Life. Gale Zoë Garnett reads from her novelSavage Adoration. Also appearing are Michael Helm, Adam Lewis Schroeder and Joan Thomas. Mayfair Theatre, 1074 Bank Street, Ottawa. 10-15 each author, with a 30 minute Q&A and book signing after. $15 General; $10 Student/Senior. For complete Festival info: Ottawa International Writers Festival.

Wednesday, April 21 Saturday 24 and Sunday 25. Poet Priscila Uppal participates in three Blue Metropolis International Literary Festival events, held at the Delta centre-ville hotel, 777 University Street, Montreal:

• 9am on the 21st – Student Literary Programme: Young writers discuss their work with over 20 authors.

• 3:30pm on the 24th – Reading the World: South Asia: Panel Discussion on how a South-Asian heritage affects their work. Sheema Khan, Sandhya Rao, Priscila Uppal.

• 6-8pm on the 24th – Traumatology book launch, reception and book signing.

• 4pm on the 25th – Translation Slam: a translation event. Featuring Nora Alleyn, Patricia Claxton, Nicole Frey-Martel, Catherine Lalande, Hélène Rioux, Priscila Uppal.

Saturday, May 15, 7-10pm – Exile’s Evening With An Author/Artist, hosted by Ms Gloria Vanderbilt. The second event in this new series. (re-scheduled from March 17) To reserve a seat or table, please email: Dinner with an Author/Artist

Tuesday, May 18, 7:15-10pm – Exile’s Pipeline Reading Series returns for its sixth season, with new books and many more authors. M.T. Kelly (A Dream Like Mineand Downriver) and Jonathan Papernick (There Is No Other) launch new books, with readings by both authors. • Over 125 writers have appeared to date, with their new books, or reading their selection from Exile Quarterly.

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