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The 2019 George Ryga Award Longlist

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The Pacific BookWorld News Society, Yosef Wosk, and Vancouver Public Library have announced the 16th annual longlist for the George Ryga Award for Social Awareness in Literature. “In keeping with playwright and novelist George Ryga’s status as a marginalized Ukrainian Canadian who was deeply concerned with social justice, three judges are asked to select an outstanding work of literary and social value that opens up discussion of social and cultural issues”, according to the press release on BC BookLook. The judges in 2019 were Jane Curry, head of the Vancouver Public Library’s Joe Fortes branch, author and professor Trevor Carolan, and freelance journalist and art critic Beverly Cramp.
If You're Not Free at Work, Where Are You Free

If You're Not Free at Work, Where Are You Free

Literature and Social Change
tagged : essays, canadian

The essays in If You're Not Free At Work, Where Are You Free: Literature and Social Change focus on the interconnection of community/workplace/individual and how literature has a role in social struggles aimed at making that nexus more liberatory. Certain essays develop some of Wayman's earlier ideas concerning the potential of imaginative writing that takes daily work as its central theme. The range of topics includes various social issues in contemporary writing--narrative, love poems, the tea …

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