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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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Oh what a feelin’…

My book launches May 2020 with Inanna Publications.

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Pulp Lit TO Launch 2.0

Thurs., Aug. 8, 2019, 6-9 pm, Another Bar, 2 blocks W of Ossington, N side Join Pulp Literature proofreader Mary Rykov as she hosts local author-poets Raluca Balasa, Dave Benyon, Joelle Kidd, R. Daniel Lester, Peter Norman, Kelly Robson, Douglas Smith and more for another evening of genre-busing readings, book signings, book raffle, and good cheer.  Hear […]

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Webinar registration open

Link here to register for my Academic Editing Beyond Basics webinar. This three-part webinar runs August 23, 30, and September 6, 12:00 – 1:15 pm, Eastern Time. We welcome participation from Editors Canada members, non-members, and students.

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¡Hola!

I’m just back from visits to San Juan, PR, and Christiansted, USVI. I happened upon this delightful The Poets Passage venue in old San Juan, where I peformed my “Puertorriqueña” poem that The Caribbean Writer published in 2014. But this time I actually read this poem IN PUERTO RICO. What a thrill! San Juan seems […]

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