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The Hill “…is impossible to stop reading” according to The Globe and Mail

May 25th, 2016

Karen Bass’ latest survival-thriller, The Hill, has been reviewed by The Globe and Mail: “The hills are ripe for horror: Wes Craven’s hills had eyes, and Karen Bass’s is home to a supernatural serial hunter drawn from the Cree legend of the Wîhtiko. When Jared’s plane crashes in the Alberta wilderness, he is saved by […]

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Diversity Day Interview with Karen Bass

May 21st, 2016

The Hill is a supernatural survival-thriller by award-winning author Karen Bass that draws inspiration from the true story of a remote plane crash and the Cree Wîhtiko legend. For the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development, I sat down with Karen to discuss The Hill’s protagonists: Jared, an affluent white teen from Edmonton, and […]

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The National Reading Campaign callsThe Hill a “…climatic tale of survival”

May 11th, 2016

“…Finding their common humanity despite their differences might be the hardest thing Kyle and Jared have ever done, as well as the most rewarding. Through a fantastical, yet modern and timely tale, Bass shows how the power of circumstance can bond even the most stubborn with life-changing results.”—Amy Mathers Click here to read the full […]

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The Semah: ritual movement for International Dance Day

April 29th, 2016

International Dance Day is a yearly event intended to celebrate dance as a universal art form that brings people together across cultural, political and ethnic barriers as a shared language. We’re celebrating today by giving centre stage to the semah, the traditional ritual-dance of the Alevi-Baktaşi people that is still flourishing today. Both of the […]

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Early Modern Words for Modern Readers

April 22nd, 2016

Since UN English Language day lines up with the anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death, we’re going to take a page out of his illustrious notebook and talk about some old-school English words that aren’t used so much anymore. Often mislabelled “Old English“, Shakespeare’s English is properly called Early Modern English, the direct forerunner of the […]

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Uncertain Soldier shortlisted for the IODE Violet Downey Book Award

March 31st, 2016

Uncertain Soldier by Karen Bass has been shortlisted for the 2016 National Chapter of Canada IODE Violet Downey Book Award. This award is offered annually for the best children’s English book containing at least 500 words of text. The winner will be announced at IODE Canada’s 116th National Annual Meeting being held at the Lambton […]

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