It was activist involvement that gave birth to Chiasson’s first book of poetry, the 1974 collection Mourir à Scoudouc. Published by Éditions d’Acadie, the book helped establish Acadian writing as a vibrant and viable form and went on to sell an astonishing 4,000 copies.
Invisible Publishing is partnering with creative writing instructor and author Sarah Selecky to publish an anthology series of writing contest winners.
When Dani Couture was 10 years old, she wrote a fan letter to the novelist Sidney Sheldon. Couture, a self–described “military brat,” was the child of parents in the Canadian Forces; she used to buy paperbacks at yard sales and flea markets on and off whatever base they were seconded to.
Almost five decades after founding the Bookshelf, Barb and Doug Minett are being awarded honorary degrees this June by the University of Guelph for “their tremendous contributions” to the publishing industry and their beloved city.