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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)
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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Stuart Ross wins the Harbourfront Festival Prize

A little late in the news cycle but it is still worth reporting that our good friend Stuart Ross, who has edited many Mansfield books over the years, has won the Harbourfront Festival Prize. Few people in this country have given more to the cultivation of a vibrant literary culture than Stuart. He’s a great writer, editor and he’s been a mentor to countless writers. It’s nice to see one of the greats recognized!
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Ferrante at KnifeForkBook

Paola Ferrante is reading tonight from her new book at KnifeForkBook. Doors open at 6:30 and readings begin at 7pm. If you have never been there it is always worth a visit to see Kirby and the marvellous people (and books!) he brings into his orbit. You can find him and Paola on the second floor within the Dark Side Studio, 244 Augusta Avenue in Kensington Market.
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