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Judy LeBlanc’s Reading Recommendation

Judy LeBlanc’s collection of short stories, The Promise of Water was published in 2017. Her work has appeared in numerous Canadian literary journals, most recently, Prairie Fire, and she’s currently completing a collection of personal essays.She lives on the unceded traditional territory of the K’ómoks First Nation. Judy's creative nonfiction essay "Beneath the Din" is featured in the Spring 2022 issue of The Fiddlehead.

Sarah Moses' Reading Recommendation

Sarah Moses’ writing and translations have appeared in anthologies, chapbooks, and journals. She co-translated Sos una sola persona by Stuart Ross and Die, My Love by Ariana Harwicz, which was longlisted for the International Booker, among other prizes. Her first collection of stories is forthcoming from Quattro Books. Website: www.sarahdmoses.com. Sarah's story "A Trip Home" is featured in the new Spring issue of The Fiddlehead.

Sylvie Simmons' Music Recommendation

Sylvie Simmons, a Londoner living in San Francisco, is an award-winning author, journalist and singer-songwriter. Her books include a short-story collection Too Weird for Ziggy, and several biographies, including I'm Your Man: The Life Of Leonard Cohen. Her latest album is Blue On Blue, on Compass Records. Sylvie's short stories Story with no Story, Hide and Seek and There's A Dead Man In The Park are featured in the new Spring issue of The Fiddlehead

Sandra Nicholls' Reading Recommendations

Sandra Nicholls is the author of two books of poetry, The Untidy Bride and Woman of Sticks, Woman of Stones, and a novel, And the Seas Shall Turn to Lemonade. She also wrote the libretto for a chamber opera about a homeless man, with her husband, guitarist Roddy Ellias. Sleeping Rough was performed at Ottawa’s Music and Beyond Festival, and is available as a DVD. New projects include a second novel, The Ornamental Man, and a suite of songs about the pandemic, Not This Room. Her story, "From A Distance", is featured in the new Spring issue of The Fiddlehead

Bob Armstrong’s Music Recommendation

Bob Armstrong (www.bobarmstrong.ca, Twitter: @bobarmsnovelist) lives in Winnipeg, where he writes long and short fiction and creative non-fiction and works as a speechwriter. He’s been a reporter, PR professional, playwright, performer and environment impact report writer. His second novel, Prodigies (Five Star/Gale), was published in 2021. Bob's story "The Cancer Joke" is featured in the new Spring issue of The Fiddlehead.

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