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My new 6′ poke-proof pole

I didn’t intentionally poke anybody with my new six-foot pole, but Toronto sidewalks aren’t designed for social distancing. Tomorrow I make amends with my new six-foot pole mascot…

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My new 6′ pole…

Folks where I walk and shop weren’t giving me six feet of COVID-19 socially distanced space, so yesterday I got myself a six-foot pole to take with me when I need to go out. And, yes, I use it.

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COVID-19 SPECIAL OFFER

I encourage you to continue writing during these uncertain times. To this end, I offer 3 free editorial hours — writing mentorship and all document editing — for the duration of the COVID-19 lockdown. I look forward to reading your work. Note: the usual student permissions will be upheld, but mentorship and coaching are available […]

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Launch registration is open!

All thanks to the Toronto Arts Council, Toronto Festival of Authors, and the TORONTO LIT UP program for the honour of launching with Inanna authors Heather Babcock, Nina Munteanu, and Ruth Panofsky. Tuesday, May 26, Queen Books (914 Queen Street East), 6–8 pm Register here: https://inanna2020spring.eventbrite.ca

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Dandelions?

Thank you, City of Toronto, for banning pesticides and enabling joyful seas of yellow to dot summer lawns and fields. Let dandelions join racoons as unofficial mascots. Perhaps I love dandelions because they’re the only flowers I was allowed to pick as a young child. But this only got me started. For me, a winter […]

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Reflections on Writing…

Reflections on Writing: What’s Your Score? is now posted on the Inanna Publication blog. See: https://www.inanna.ca/2020/01/27/reflections-on-writing-whats-your-score-mary-rykov/

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Shameless self-promotion: Inanna 2020 Spring Catalogue

https://www.inanna.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Inanna-Spring-2020.pdf

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Dog-ate-my-homework syndrome…

… and other tales from an academic editor published November 21st on University Affairs. Link here to this Op-Ed essay.

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Happy 10th Birthday, Brockton Writers Series

November 2019 writer Q & A, from L to R: Maria Meindl, Mary Rykov, Andrea Thompson, and Deepa Rajagopalan. With gratitude for the BWS support to the Toronto writing community, a good time was had by all — and thanks for all the cake!

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Reading November 13, 2019, 6:30 p.m.

I look forward to my first Brockton Writers Series appearance with readers Andrea Thompton (2019 Golden Beret recipient) and Deepa Rajagopalan, and special guest Catalina Fellay-Dunbar from the Toronto Arts Council. Glad Day Bookshop, 499 Church Street, Toronto This PWYC reading (suggested $3-$5) features a Q&A with the writers.

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