Busy Days

It’s buzz, buzz, buzz around here these days as we pay for the lazy days of summer. Three new titles this week and a brand new catalogue to produce. Didn’t we just finish one? This weekend I’m involved personally in the Eden Mills Writers’ Festival, where I coordinate the authors who write for Young Adults. Eden Mills is an outdoor festival, so along with all the other stresses, we also worry about rain, but this year looks good so I’m hoping for a good turnout.

Next week WLU Press will have a booth at Word on the Street in Kitchener. That’s always a good day. I’m torn between wanting to be part of the big Toronto festival and thoroughly enjoying interacting with our smaller community in beautiful Victoria Park.

We recently exhibited our books at the American Political Science Association conference in Toronto, and coming up we will be attending, for both sales and acquisitions, the American Association for Religion conference in Montreal and the annual conference for the Association for Canadian Studies in the United States (ACSUS) in San Diego. No, I am not lucky enough to be sent to San Diego in November, more’s the pity. That one goes to the boss.

Be sure to check out our new releases below and ask your favourite independent bookstore to stock them if they haven’t already.

Rites of Way: The Politics and Poetics of Public Space

Mark Kingwell and Patrick Turmel, editors

Bearing Witness: Living with Ovarian Cancer

Kathryn Carter and Laurie Elit, editors

Wider Boundaries of Daring: The Modernist Impulse in Canadian Women’s Poetry

Di Brandt and Barbara Godard, editors

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