Category Archives: Literary news

Spring 2016 Reading and Writing

CBC Short Story Prize competition runs September to October each year. Sharpen your pencils. CAD$25 per entry. In the meanwhile, have a few poems on your sleeve? Check out the CBC Poetry Prize submit by May 31! And if you … Continue reading

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One-minute update before the end of 2015

It has been a while since the MRU last post and promise to be more diligent in our literary blogging from now on – in advance of 2016 new year resolutions! We thought it worthwhile to share a minute update of recent … Continue reading

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President Obama’s Summer Reading List

What have you been reading this summer? I have enjoyed immensely Elena Ferrante’s The Story of a New Name and Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay, and eager to read the first book of the series My Brilliant Friend … Continue reading

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Summer 2015 catching up with hot shorts

We could not help but be charmed and inspired by the Vancouver Public Library’s display of “Hot Shorts” to feature short story collections. It seems ever so long ago that a group of international readers (France, Germany, UK, Indonesia, China, … Continue reading

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Summer Reads 2013

Still enjoying the hot summer and cool shade with just the right book. What have you been reading this season? Some suggestions… NPR Critics’ Lists covers a variety of themes The Guardian picks their favs in fiction, non-fiction and crime reads Esquire … Continue reading

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Atwood all the time

The match-up of Margaret Atwood and Haruki Murakami was most definitely a hit for MRU24. Atwood was victorious and we want to highlight a few more stories for your Sunday night reading pleasure. I’m Starved For You: Positron, Episode One … Continue reading

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Survey of the Short Story

Advice on the Art of Writing Short Stories by Roberto Bolaño When he was 44 years old, Bolaño offered 12 points of “advice” on writing short stories… 9. The honest truth is that with Edgar Allan Poe we would all have more … Continue reading

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