The children’s author wanted to create an audio-only space where silly stories and nonsense poems could offer a 10-minute distraction from the chaos.
National Arts Centre expands #CanadaPerforms live program with Margaret Atwood; seeks applications for author series
Professional authors whose 2020 spring-summer book tours and launch events have been cancelled can apply until April 20.
RMB publisher Don Gorman’s Google Map featuring Canadian bookstores offering delivery
The new Read Aloud Canadian Books Program helps educators continue storytime online
Association of Canadian Publishers and Access Copyright have waived licensing fees for the time that schools and libraries are closed.
The Writers’ Trust of Canada and The Writers’ Union of Canada launch $150,000 emergency relief fund
The $150,000 Canadian Writers’ Emergency Relief Fund will be dispersed in $1,500 individual grants to authors who have seen their income reduced because of COVID-19.
First Book Canada launches fundraising drive for children without books, internet
The children’s literacy advocacy group is seeking donations online to send one million books to children who don’t have home libraries or internet access.
Indigo lays off 5,200 staff
Indigo stores will remain closed indefinitely, with free shipping available for customers until April 12.
Adam Pottle on connection through isolation: How COVID-19 is challenging Canadian literary accessibility
Instead of returning to normal, we must take the lessons in empathy that the pandemic has provided us and use them to establish new, more dynamic foundations of literary engagement.
Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour gala weekend cancelled
The winner will still be awarded the $15,000 prize.
Toronto’s Ben McNally Books to temporarily close amid COVID-19 concerns
It’s been a challenging year for Toronto’s “most beautiful bookstore.”