Book Signing:Ken Stange

…will be signing his just publishedSecret Agentstrilogy during the annual North Bay Christmas walk. These books are about creativity in the arts and in the sciences—similarities and differences. They are the product of over ten years of research and writing. More information on the books here.

This event will be hosted byGulliver's Quality Books & Toys,157 Main Street West, North Bay, on Friday, November 28thfrom 6 – 9 p.m.


Reading:Ken Stange

…will bereading along withlocal poet Laurie Kruk and four noted writers from Southern Ontario: Steven Michael Berzensky, Kent Bowman, James Deahl, and Norma West Linder This is acelebration of the legacy oftwo major Canadian poets, Raymond Souster and Milton AcornThis event will be hosted byGulliver's Quality Books & Toys,157 Main Street West, North Bay, on Tuesday, June 24thfrom 7 – 9 p.m.


Group Reading:Grills, Stange, Fahner, de Meulles, and Pitt


Book Launch: Going HomebyKen Stange

will read from and sign copies of his new book, Going Home: Cycling Through The Heart Of America, at Gulliver’s Books (157 Main West, North Bay) on Thursday, February 6th, 7:30 to 9:00 pm.

Ken Stange is the author of 13 books of poetry and fiction, but this is his first memoir.Going Homeis the record of a three-week cycling trip undertaken with his son, pedaling 2,500 kilometers from New Orleans back up the map to their home in Canada. For him it was a brief return to the country that was his home for the first two decades of his life. For his son, it was an introduction to the country that had shaped his father. This book is about this land seen more intimately than is possible in a car.

It is also about the people they met along the way: 'Saint' Cecil of Natalbany, Louisiana; Ma and the homebody farmer at Ma's Hitching Post in rural Tennessee; Dennis 'The Hustler' in Nashville; Rose and Albert at The Jam Factory in Louisville; the 'Third Brother' in Bowling Green; Jimmy of The Crow Bar in Sabina; Billy 'The Biker' on the Geneva Strip; and many others, all people that somehow within minutes (or hours) came to personify and capture, like apt images in a poem, the heart of America.


2013 Archive


New Book by Ken Stange: Embracing The Moon

An art book with accompanying poetry.


Reading by Wayne Grady

will read from and discuss his novel, Emancipation Day, at Gulliver’s Books (157 Main West, North Bay) on Friday, November 15th, 7:30 to 9:00 pm.

Wayne is a Canadian writer, editor, translator, whose work spans decades and includes many types of writing. He is the author of 14 non-fiction books, translator from the French of 14 novels, former editor of magazines such as Equinox and Harrowsmith, and a teacher of creative writing at the University of British Columbia.

This year he had two books nominated for the longlist of the Scotiabank Giller Prize: his first novel, Emancipation Day, and his translation of Louis Hamelin’s La Constellation du Lynx.

Emancipation Day, a novel, provides the author with a place to explore the personal story of his father, a black man passing for white, and the white woman he married, who knew nothing of his past. The main character, Jack, is finding his own way within the world of structural racism in post-war southern Ontario. Set in Windsor, Wayne’s home town, and steeped in the music of the ‘40’s jazz clubs in Detroit, the novel becomes for the author a means of “re-establishing… our family memories.” The story, firmly anchored to its particular time and place, resonates far beyond its actual setting. It’s a compelling read, and a story that stays in the reader’s mind long after the turning of the last page.


Writing Workshops with Gail Anderson-Dargatz

...isnow booking her new 2014 on-line courses: a ten monthnovel mentorship(in which writers complete that first draft), andmaster classes(for teachers, novel, and emerging writers), as well asmanuscript evaluations, andmentorshipsfor emerging writings.

For details:


New Book by Ric deMeulles: Hickey's Dead (novel)


Angela West’sWriters’Resource Website

Check for current Information on freelance writing jobs for Canadians.



Poetry Reading: Kim Fahner at Harbourfront, Toronto (April 3rd)

Hear ye, hear ye!

Authors at Harbourfront Centre (AUTHORS) is delighted to announce the 20 poets selected for this year’s Poetry NOW event taking place on April 3. A jury comprising the Toronto Poet Laureate George Elliott Clarke, Authors at Harbourfront Centre Director Geoffrey Taylor and Artistic Associate Jen Tindall will select one author to win an invitation to read at the 34th annual International Festival of Authors (October 24 to November 3, 2013) and have their book advertised in NOW Magazine.

One of the 20 established and upcoming poets selected to grace the AUTHORS stage is Kim Fahner

Event date, time, and location: Wednesday, April 3 at 7:30pm in the Brigantine Room, 235 Queens Quay West, Toronto.

Tickets: $10 to the general public, FREE for members, students, and youth 25 and under.


Book Launch: The Narcoleptic Madonna by Kim Fahner (poetry)

Dec 7th at 7pm. atThorneloe University, Ernie Checkeris Theatre, Sudbury, Ontario

(Parking is $6 in either the University of Sudbury or Huntington University lots)

Music by The Wild Geese (traditional Irish music) andArt by Trish Stenabaugh


Book Launch:God When He’s DrunkbyKen Stange(fiction)

Dec 7th at 9pm. at Gulliver’s Books, 157 Main Street West, North Bay, Ontairo, Canada



2012 Archive


Steve Pitt’s Book,Running To ExtremesClimbs to Best Seller List



Writers’ UnionMeeting



Book Launch:Every Wolf’s HowlbyBarry Grills(memoir)


Ken Stange 2013