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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‘The People’ Have Spoken: FictionKNITstas in Vancouver

people2The People’s Co-Op bookstore was the host of the second stop on the FictionKNITsta tour.

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Stella Harvey with her knitter Monica. You can check out Monica’s hands-on experience knitting Stella’s shawlette here! Stella also had some lovely thoughts regarding the experience of knitting and fiction crossing paths.

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Gillian Campbell, Stella Harvey, Cathy Ace and Nicole Dixon showing off their books and their knitwear.

Van1Stella Harvey reads from her novel Nicolai’s Daughters to the assembled masses.

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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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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to FictionKNITstas…

bcferriesStella Harvey discovered her novel Nicolai’s Daughters on the BC Ferry to Victoria! She’s taking it on tour with FictionKNITstas, too. What a coincidence…

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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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