The Anansi Blog

Meet the Massey Lectures App March 25 2014

Uncover the full legacy and history of the Massey Lectures Series, from 1961 to today. Learn more about selected Massey authors, their lives, achievements, and beliefs. Explore the complex web of themes within the Massey universe, and hear unique thoughts and insights from the lecturers themselves. And then contribute to the conversation yourself.   Download … Read More

Slide Show: Lisa Moore & Michael Crummey’s St. John’s launch June 14 2013

Painting by Lisa Moore of her husband, Steve Lisa and Michael Crummey getting ready for their launch Lisa reading Michael Crummey reading to crowd - the woman on far right in teal jacket with her arms crossed is his mom. The crowd More of the crowd Lisa Moore and her daughter Eva Lisa Moore and her mom

Poetry Month Events April 01 2013

Don’t miss your chance to celebrate National Poetry Month with our annual Anansi Poetry Bash in Toronto and more great events! Spring 2013 Anansi poets: Michael Crummey (Under the Keel), Adam Dickison (The Polymers), and Sara Peters (1996) Wednesday, April 24, 7:00 p.m. Anansi Poetry in Montreal Librarie Drawn & Quarterly 211 Bernard Ouest, Montreal, … Read More

May author/illustrator events May 07 2012

Groundwood: TD Canadian Children’s Book Week Saturday, May 5 to Saturday, May 12 Featuring: Rina Singh, author of Guru Nanak Jan Andrews, author of When Apples Grew Noses and White Horses Flew Caroline Adderson, author of Middle of Nowhere Richard Rudnicki, illustrator of Tecumseh Alan Cumyn, author of Tilt Please visit the Canadian Children’s Book … Read More

Upcoming April author events April 18 2012

Anansi events Alison Pick (Far to Go) Wednesday, April 18, 7:30 p.m. Holocaust Memorial Service Engineering Lecture Theatre EN-2006 Memorial University St. John’s, NFLD   Ian Hamilton (The Wild Beasts of Wuhan) Thursday, April 19, 7:00 p.m. Reading and participation in the announcement of the Arthur Ellis Award shortlist Indigo Manulife Centre 55 Bloor Street … Read More

Author events this week and an important video March 27 2012

Anansi and Groundwood authors on the radio and across Canada this week: Adam Gopnik (Winter) Monday, March 26 to Friday, March 30 Rebroadcast of Winter, the 2011 CBC Massey Lectures, on CBC Radio One’s Ideas Weekdays at 9 p.m. (9:30 p.m. NT) and Mondays at 2 p.m. (2:30 p.m. NT)   Lynn Coady (The Antagonist) … Read More

Tweets and photos from last night’s Poetry Bash April 29 2011

Thanks to everyone who came out to the Anansi Poetry Bash last night! It was so lovely to see so many people supporting our spring poetry titles. Congratulations to Ken Babstock (Methodist Hatchet), Matt Rader (A Doctor Pedalled Her Bicycle Over the River Arno), and Sharon Thesen (Oyama Pink Shale) for a fantastic launch. Our … Read More

VIOLA DESMOND WON’T BE BUDGED launches in Toronto November 04 2010

Viola Desmond Won’t Be Budged, the new picture book written by Jody Nyasha Warner and illustrated by Richard Rudnicki, launched last night at 918 Bathurst in Toronto. Here are a few photos from the lively event: [slideshow] PHOTO CREDIT: Fred Horler Thanks to everyone who made it out! In Nova Scotia, in 1946, an usher … Read More

Wade Davis on the road for the 2009 CBC Massey Lectures October 20 2009

A sneak peek at our tour photos from this year’s CBC Massey Lectures with Wade Davis, author of The Wayfinders. More photos from last week’s stops in Yellowknife and Vancouver to come!

Lisa Moore and David French at Soulpepper Theatre July 24 2009

Soul in the summer! Lisa Moore (February) and playwright David French helped raise the roof off of Soulpepper Theatre as we celebrated a night of Newfoundland music, literature, and theatre with the Soulpepper launch of Of the Fields, Lately by David French. Anansi has collected three of the Mercer Family plays into one volume, Leaving … Read More