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Prisoners’ Right to Read

Prisoners’ Right to Read

By | May 2, 2016 at 12:28 pm

This guide helps you understand prisoners’ right to read, and how you can send books to inmates.

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A Season In Hell

A Season In Hell

By | September 23, 2014 at 10:29 am

In April 2006 Ramin Jahanbegloo, a Canadian-Iranian scholar and philosopher, was arrested in Tehran and spent the next four months in Evin Prison, answering questions about his alleged role in a “soft overthrow” of the government.

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Opening Night of the Toronto Spur Festival is Now Online

Opening Night of the Toronto Spur Festival is Now Online

By | April 25, 2013 at 12:00 pm

Video recap and liveblog of PEN Canada’s “Future of the Book” event with Paul Holdengräber and Hugh McGuire at Spur Festival Toronto.

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Reinventing the Book – A Q&A with Hugh McGuire

Reinventing the Book – A Q&A with Hugh McGuire

By | April 8, 2013 at 10:43 am

Books have never been individual pursuits. There are editors and put-upon friends, colleagues, trusted advisors, agents, mothers and fathers, workshoppers, copyeditors, proofreaders, designers … all of whom influence what book is finally published. No writer is an island.

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The Future of the Book: Paul Holdengräber and Hugh McGuire in Conversation

The Future of the Book: Paul Holdengräber and Hugh McGuire in Conversation

By | March 21, 2013 at 12:06 pm

As the future of the written word shifts from static pages to animated screens, readers, publishers, and writers alike have begun to consider the same fundamental question: what is the future of the book?

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Bear – A Defence of Reading

Bear – A Defence of Reading

By | February 21, 2013 at 9:00 am

I am an enemy to the concept of “inappropriate” as here described, because it is a veiled form of an uglier – less “appropriate” – term, namely censorship

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Hello, Cruel World – A Defence of Reading

Hello, Cruel World – A Defence of Reading

By | February 19, 2013 at 2:08 pm

A new category of books was established – Not For You. I pretended to respect this designation, but in fact read them on the sly whenever I had a chance.

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