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It Takes a Community to Raise a Reader

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Dear Friends: It’s time for me to make my annual appeal for donations to Word-Play. I’m not great at asking for money but I’m besotted with this organization! We’re growing…

Bloom

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I wrote this in Spring and forgot to post….but today (Elsa Schiaparelli’s birthday) seems as good a day as any to share a little pink… I love spring walks. I…

Gloriously Gloomy Books for the Very Young

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Life can be operatic for the kinder-set. There is brooding and bewilderment, anxiety and injustice. Hearts are shattered on a regular basis. Is it any wonder young children cry lavishly…

Fall Events

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Aug 29-Sept 5: Melbourne Writers Festival Sept 6-11: Brisbane Writers Festival Sept 19: City of Toronto Book Club, Assembly Hall Sept 24: Word on the Street, Toronto Sept 25-26: Winnipeg…