Category: events

For Your Eye Alone

Posted August 28, 2019 by Lory in events / 9 Comments
For Your Eye Alone

As we continue to this week’s appreciation of the work of Robertson Davies, we turn to a literary form that is severely endangered in the age of e-mail and texting: the art of letter writing. Davies was a prolific and highly versatile correspondent, and recipients of his missives often treasured them for years. A selection […]

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The Merry Heart and Happy Alchemy

Posted August 27, 2019 by Lory in events / 17 Comments
The Merry Heart and Happy Alchemy

Readers of Robertson Davies’s fiction — to which we were given a brilliant introduction yesterday in Chris’s review of The Deptford Trilogy — may become curious about the motivation and inspiration behind his multifaceted talent. Fortunately, there is a good deal of material to feed this curiosity, as Davies wrote and spoke extensively about various […]

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The Deptford Trilogy

Posted August 26, 2019 by Lory in events / 18 Comments
The Deptford Trilogy

On this first day of Robertson Davies Reading Week, it seems appropriate to celebrate what is probably Davies’s most well-known work: the cycle of three novels known as The Deptford Trilogy. I’m so glad that my invitation to contribute to this event prodded Chris of Calmgrove to finally read these books, because I thought he […]

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Robertson Davies Reading Week

Posted August 25, 2019 by Lory in events / 12 Comments
Robertson Davies Reading Week

Welcome to this celebration of the works of Robertson Davies, one of my favorite authors — and one I’ve found to be sadly not much discussed in the blogosphere. I hope to change that, at least for this week … and I hope the effects will continue to reverberate in your reading life, as there’s […]

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Robertson Davies Reading Week is coming!

Posted June 30, 2019 by Lory in events / 22 Comments
Robertson Davies Reading Week is coming!

So, now that I’ve gotten somewhat settled in my new home, I can spare time to think about my upcoming event: Robertson Davies Reading Week! I’m thrilled to finally be giving some extra attention to one of my favorite authors, along with several blogging friends who have kindly agreed to do guest posts or to […]

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Who wants to read Robertson Davies?

Posted March 10, 2019 by Lory in discussions, events / 36 Comments
Who wants to read Robertson Davies?

  A couple of days ago I saw the following tweet by librarian Nancy Pearl: In addition to everything else in the world I’m depressed about, I include the fact that nobody much (outside of Canada, I presume) reads Robertson Davies’ novels and they’re so so good — Nancy Pearl (@Nancy_Pearl) March 1, 2019 Well, […]

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Nonfiction November: Fiction/Nonfiction pairing

Posted November 7, 2018 by Lory in events / 28 Comments
Nonfiction November: Fiction/Nonfiction pairing

Welcome to Nonfiction November! This week’s topic is one of my favorites; I find it great fun to look back at my fiction and nonfiction reading and see which titles go together, out of a seemingly random assemblage of books. I have three pairings for you this year. If you have a post, please let […]

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Witch Week is here

Posted October 31, 2018 by Lory in events / 0 Comments
Witch Week is here

Witch Week starts today, hosted by Calmgrove and Lizzie Ross. Please be sure to check it out! The theme this year is Fantasy and Feminism, and it’s going to be a truly fantastic week. See the Master Post here, with the full line-up of events. Happy reading…  

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Witch Week is coming!

Posted September 23, 2018 by Lory in events / 12 Comments
Witch Week is coming!

What is Witch Week? A. The week between Halloween (October 31) and Guy Fawkes Day (November 5). B. A book by Diana Wynne Jones. C. A blog event cooked up 5 years ago by me, hosted this year by Calmgrove and Lizzie Ross. D. The perfect time to celebrate favorite fantasy books and authors. E. […]

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March Magics: The True State of Affairs

Posted March 1, 2018 by Lory in events / 17 Comments
March Magics: The True State of Affairs

It’s the magical month of March — time to celebrate two favorite fantasy authors, Diana Wynne Jones and Terry Pratchett, thanks to Kristen of We Be Reading who hosts March Magics each year. It’s a free-form event this time — read and post whatever and whenever you like, but be sure to visit Kristen’s blog […]

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