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Chilled reader,

Do not let the cold, grey skies get to you. Retreat into books when you feel the oppressive gloom of winter start to erode your delicate soul. Protect yourself from its insidious chill! Go into semi-hibernation, so that you can emerge like the lovely butterfly you were meant to be in the spring.

But only semi-hibernation because of course, we are hard at work as always to put some glitter on your toque!

Glitter item #1:

  • Remember how we had a contest for readers? What fun! And we certainly learned a lot about what you all think about zombie rights. But we had to go with Heather and her impassioned plea for zombie rights: “Human rights! Oh yes. I could certainly use a Martha Stewart style zombie to offer up MacGyver twists on my domesticity.” We could all use a little help around the house! Perhaps a Workhorsery tote bag filled with prizes will tide you over until we have zombie housekeepers, Heather?

Glitter item #2:

  • Remember that there was also a contest for bookstores? Also fun! A treat to see what booksellers are doing with their innovative book displays. But our favourite entry was also our first entry, which consisted of not one but two displays at the University of Calgary bookstore. (We are also curious about the brain gelatin mold. This may have influenced our thinking.)

Glitter item #3:

  • A little thing called Expozine? You may have heard of it? Todd will be stationed at The Workhorsery booth again this year with boxes of your favourite Workhorsery goods, including signed copies of Alice Hearts Welsh ZombiesPitouie and You and the Pirates (although not many of the latter! We forgot to ask Jocelyne to sign some before she ran away to Japan for two months, so we have just a few. Get there early if you were hoping for one!). This Saturday and Sunday! Free entry! So many amazing creators exhibiting a ton of fun stuff! You should definitely come:

12pm – 6pm, 5035 St-Dominique

(Église Saint-Enfant Jésus, between St-Joseph & Laurier, near Laurier Métro)

Free admission!

Glitter item #4:

  • Maybe you were asking yourself why the lovely hivemind Victoria Dunn will not be at Expozine signing books in person? Quite simply, they will be at the Ottawa Small Press Book Fair on Saturday signing books in person there! So if you can’t make it to Expozine, perhaps you’d fancy an afternoon in the nation’s capital? It’s quite lovely, you know. And you could say hi to Victoria and Dunn. They would very much like to say hi to you. (But not in a creepy way.)

November 17, 2012 – 12:00pm

Jack Purcell Community Centre
320 Jack Purcell Lane
Room 203

Free admission!

So many ways to shine! So much fun to have! We never lose sight of our mission to make your life more sparkly in any way possible.

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