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A History of My Brief Body by Billy-Ray Belcourt publication date

August 25

The youngest ever winner of the Griffin Poetry Prize mines his own personal history to reconcile the world he was born into with the world that could be. Billy-Ray Belcourt's debut memoir opens with a tender letter to his kokum and memories of his early life in the hamlet of Joussard, Alberta, and on the …

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Edinburgh International Book Festival (online)

August 15 @ 8:00 am - August 31 @ 5:00 pm

The 2020 Edinburgh International Book Festival will be presented online from Saturday 15 to Monday 31 August. The programme, made up of over 100 events for adults, families and children, will offer both live and pre-recorded conversations featuring leading writers, poets and participants from around the world. Events will be free to view, and available …

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7:00 pm

Forward Prizes: Meet the Poet, with David Morley in conversation with Alexandra Harris

August 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Forward Meet The Poet is a new online series which will feature readings from the ten books shortlisted for the 2020 Forward Prizes. It’s an opportunity to hear excellent writers read live, discuss what they do with words, and see them field questions. These will be moderated by a member of the 2020 Forward Prizes …

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