When Ann Connor Brimer and Brian and Liz Crocker opened Woozles in 1978, there were no bookstores for children in Halifax.
There was even more theatrical talk than usual on Parliament Hill thanks to the Canadian Arts Coalition’s annual cultural advocacy day on Oct. 2.
Kids Can Press has named Lisa Lyons Johnston as publisher in addition to her role as president. They simultaneously announced several new hires and promotions.
Edmonton educator and researcher Patti LaBoucane-Benson has been named one of three new appointees to the Canadian senate.
With a publicity blitz that culminates in an awards gala on CBC TV and a $100,000 grand prize, the Scotiabank Giller Prize is already the stuff CanLit dreams are made on.