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.
Professional authors whose 2020 spring-summer book tours and launch events have been cancelled can apply until April 20.
Association of Canadian Publishers and Access Copyright have waived licensing fees for the time that schools and libraries are closed.
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.
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 stores will remain closed indefinitely, with free shipping available for customers until April 12.
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.
The winner will still be awarded the $15,000 prize.
It’s been a challenging year for Toronto’s “most beautiful bookstore.”