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Pier Giorgio Di Cicco, 1949-2019

 

Pier Giorgio Di Cicco was a great Canadian poet and a big part of the inspiration for the founding of Mansfield Press. We’ve been friends for 35 years and we made a lot of great books together. He has been a unique voice in the lives of so many people and he’ll be missed. For those of you who would like to remember him among family and friends there will be a service on December 27th in Toronto. Sorry to bring such awful news during the festive season. Here are the details for those who wish to take part:
Visitation: Friday, December 27th at 9:15am, Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 354 St Clair Avenue West
Funeral Mass: Friday, December 27th at 10:30am, Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 354 St Clair Avenue West, followed by a reception at the church
Internment: St Augustine Seminary Burial Ground, 2661 Kingston Road.

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Toronto Launch at Knife Fork Book

Today is the day! 3 pm at Knife Fork Book. We’ll be launching new titles by Joshua Levy, Julie Hartley and David Menear. All the writers will be in attendance and we’ll have brief readings and lengthy fun. Please join us at Artscape,  180 Shaw St, Toronto. 

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Knife | Fork | Book at Meet the Presses Indie Literary Marketplace

This year Knife | Fork | Book, with the inimitable Kirby at the helm, will be representing our most recent titles at Meet the Presses. The marketplace has long been an annual bright spot on the literary calendar in Toronto (and a great opportunity to get in some early Christmas shopping!). If you are anywhere near Bloor St. this afternoon it is well worth a visit. You’ll find an eclectic mix of really creative people and the marvelous books and chapbooks they make, mostly for the love of it. It’s a celebration of the small press world and the people who make it come alive. Also, sometime this afternoon the winner of the 2019 bpNichol Chapbook Award will be announced. These are the shortlisted titles for this year. It should be a great day!

 

LET THIS BE THE END OF ME – JC Bouchard (Bad Books)
UNSEEN GARDEN – Roxanna Bennett (knife / fork / book)
HOW NOT TO SPILL – Jessica Johns (Rahila’s Ghost)
A GOD DANCE IN HUMAN CLOTH – NASRA (Glass Buffalo)
YEAR OF SAVING SELF – ramna safeer (Rahila’s Ghost)

 

Meet the Presses Indie Literary Market
Saturday November 16th, 2019
11 AM to 4:30 PM
Trinity – St. Paul’s Centre,
427 Bloor Street West,
Toronto, Ontario, M5S 1X7

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Mansfield’s Upcoming Launches. Come celebrate with us!

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Paola Ferrante wins award and opens the Wild Writers Festival

Paola Ferrante will read tonight in Kitchener at the gala opening of the Wild Writers Festival. She is there to receive this year’s Peter Hinchcliffe Short Fiction Award for her story “The Underside of a Wing.” Congratulations to Paola on an outstanding year that also saw the publication of her great book, “What to Wear When Surviving a Lion Attack.”

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