2018-02/13 One Day special on The Republic
of Love e-book
The Republic of Love will be featured
in Early Bird Books (EBB), Open Road Media's daily deals
newsletter with more than 400,000 subscribers, on 2/23/2018.
The ebook will be downpriced to $2.99 across all US retailers
on that day.
You can subscribe to EBB here
so that you'll get the direct link to the deal on the day
that it appears in the newsletter.
2017-08/30 Carol's play to be produced in
Toronto this Fall!
are now available.
October 20 to November 4, 2017
ALUMNAE THEATRE, TORONTO
here for more information or to buy tickets.
2016-10/08 Startle and Illuminate
Anne Giardini and Nicholas Giardini appear
at the Whistler Writers Festival in The Lives of Writers:
Carol Shields, A Legacy, to present Startle and Illuminate,
a writing book on craft written in Carol's own words. It
takes place on Saturday, Oct. 15 at 4:30 p.m. Tickets are
$15 and can be purchased at whistlerwritersfest.com.
The film version of Unless will have
its World Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival
The movie was directed by Alan Gilsenan.
The cast includes Catherine Keener, Matt Craven, Hannah
Gross, Chloe Rose, Abigail Winter, Martha Henry, Brendan
Coyle, Hanna Schygulla, Linda Kash and Benjamin Ayres.
We look forward to the movie being in full
2016-05-17 The Next Chapter with Shelagh
Anne Giardini and Nick Giardini will discuss
Startle and Illuminate with host Shelagh Rogers
CBC Radio One and Serius XM
Saturday, June 4th
sometime between 4:30 and 5:00 pm (the show starts at 4
pm - always worth listening to!)
or listen to the interview online (as of June 4th) at cbc.ca/thenextchapter
There are still Startle and Illuminate
launch events happening. Check below for dates and venues.
2016-03-01 Two new books to be released
and Illuminate: Carol Shields on Writing
Release April 26, 2016, Random House
Order from Amazon.ca.
In the course of her extraordinary
career, which included the novels The Stone Diaries,
Larry's Party, The Republic of Love and
Unless, as well as poetry, short stories, biography
and plays, Carol Shields was unfailingly encouraging of
other writers. She read and commented on her friends' manuscripts.
She taught writing classes and she spoke and wrote on the
craft of writing. Her own discipline rarely faltered. Her
daily practice was to write a new page, then edit the page
written the day before, then repeat, until, after a year
or so, her book was finished. Now in her own words, as clear
and straightforward as a glass of water, comes Startle
and Illuminate, the best possible guide to the writing
process, from conception to publication. This essential
work, drawn by her daughter Anne Giardini and grandson Nicholas
Giardini from her voluminous correspondence with other writers,
essays, notes, comments, criticism and lectures, is a last
gift from one of our finest novelists meant for both aspiring
and established writers. It helps answer some of the most
fundamental questions about writing: such as, why we write
at all, whether writing can be taught, what keeps a reader
turning the pages, and how a writer knows when a work is
For Shields's devoted readers, Startle
and Illuminate reveals her own thoughts on why we readto
be the other, to touch and taste the experience of the other;
and why we writefor the joy of the making, to reimagine
our world, to discover patterns and uncover forms that echo
our realities as well as interrogate them, to imagine alternate
worlds. It is a beautiful legacy.
LAUNCH EVENTS for Startle
INCITE event with the Vancouver
International Writers Festival (VIWF) Date: Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Location: Vancouver Public Library, Central Library
- Alice MacKay Room 350 West Georgia Street Vancouver
Phone (VIFW): 604-681-6330 Phone (Library): 604-331-3603
Details: Free admission
A Different Drummer Books Brunch
Date: Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Time: 9:30 am
Location: Burlington Golf & Country Club 422 North
Shore Blvd. East. Burlington ON
Phone (Different Drummer): 905-639-0925
Details: Part of Book & Author Series - sold as three
Event with the Toronto Reference
Date: Thursday, May 19, 2016
Time: 7:00 - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library Atrium, 789 Yonge
Details: Book signing to follow
Event with the Runnymede Public
Date: Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Location: 2178 Bloor Street West, Toronto
Event with KAMA Reading Series
Date: Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Time: Begins at 6:00 pm
Location: Gardiner Museum 111 Queen's Park Toronto
Details: Single tickets available for $65, series
pass is $295
with McNally Robinson
Date: Friday, May 27, 2016
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Grant Park in the Atrium, Winnipeg
Details: Co-presented by the Winnipeg International
Writers Festival as part of our collaborative Spring
Moodie: Roughing It in the Bush
Release April 12, 2016
From the late Carol Shields and Patrick
Crowe from Xenophile Media, a new graphic novel illuminating
Canadian pioneer history and the life of one of Canada's
earliest female writers.