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CBC Manitoba Scene on the Fictionknitsas

Manitoba Scene
FictionKNITstas pairs women writers with knitters

Check out CBC Manitoba Scene’s blog posting on the Fictionknitsas.

http://www.cbc.ca/manitoba/scene/books/2013/05/30/fictionknitsas/

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Montreal Gazette alerts knitters

The Montreal Gazette‘s Ian McGillis has sent the word out that it’s okay to bring your knitting to the Montreal Fictionknitsa event.

http://www.montrealgazette.com/entertainment/books/Fine+Print+Fiction+fans+invited+join+close+knit/8463176/story.html

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From Regina’s Metro News

Regina’s Metro News gives readers a heads-up about the Fictionknitsa event.

http://metronews.ca/news/regina/689103/literary-event-combining-public-readings-and-knitting-coming-to-regina/

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CBC Calgary talks to Ali Bryan & her knitter Lana Hames

Never mind fashionistas, what about fictionknitstas? The event tonight matches a fiction writer with a knitter who knits a work inspired by the author’s work. CBC’s Doug Dirks talks to Calgary writer Ali Bryan and knitting designer Lana Hames. Listen to The Homestretch interview here:

http://www.cbc.ca/homestretch/episode/2013/05/28/knitting-and-writing-come-together/

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Busy at the Beehive

28d06cThe Beehive Wool Shop in Victoria is the first stop on the cross-Canada tour.

28d04dThe wool assortment beckons…

28cfffDede Crane, author of Every Happy Family welcomes the Fictionknitsas to Victoria.

28d00fGillian Campbell reads from The Apple House.

28d01eStella Harvey models the shawl inspired by Nicolai’s Daughters which was created for her by knitter Monica Miller.

28d03eNicole Dixon reads from High-Water Mark.

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Swerve says don’t miss this

Swerve lists the Fictionknitsas as one of the top 5 things to do in Calgary.

FictionKNITstas at Stash Needle Art Lounge (Tuesday, May 28)

The reading series Fictionistas, featuring Canadian women writers, hits the knitting shop in Inglewood. Betty Jane Hegerat hosts a night featuring readings from Astrid Blodgett, Dora Dueck, and Ali Bryan. Each author will be showing off a hand-knitted garment that relates to her book.

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Winnipeg Free Press announces the arrival of the Fictionknitsas

A national tour to promote women and Canadian independent publishers will add a new twist this year — or to be more, accurate thousands of twists and knots.

The Fictionistas book tour — which this year will take 16 authors to 11 cities from Victoria to Montreal — will also feature the work of Canadian knitters his spring.

At each stop on the tour, participating authors will show off an item of clothing that has been created by a volunteer “fictionknitsta” and in some way fits the themes of the author’s book.

Manitoba writers taking part in the tour are Dora Dueck (What You Get at Home) and Faith Johnston (The Only Man in the World). They will be joined by Lisa Bird-Wilson of Saskatchewan and Nicole Dixon of Nova Scotia May 31 at 7 p.m. in the Winnipeg stop on the tour, at McNally Robinson.

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