Monday, November 21, 2011

just in time for christmas!

A stocking stuffer for the writer in your life!

Writing Lessons, Ten Tales of Suspect Instruction by Peter Darbyshire, author of Please and The Warhol Gang.

Art and design by the other half of UpStart Press, Darryl Joel Berger.
You can find copies for sale at Novel Idea, in downtown Kingston, or here.

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Uncommon Magic for Your Book Club!

Nearly thirty years ago, Bronwen Wallace wrote of the common magic that makes up our lives, of the “sudden miracles, that breathe there.”

Since 1981, the writing group that Bronwen Wallace began at St. Lawrence College has been breathing into the lives of its members, breathing into writing, making little miracles.

Bronwen wrote about the common magic that made everyday life happen. But a writing group lasting for thirty years—even for thirty weeks—is not so common. In fact, it is a rarity.

For three decades, this group has supported old pros and those still learning their craft. It has given voice to writers without an audience. It has given the solitary, community. This anthology—a reflection of thirty years of writing from a diverse, ever-changing group of writers—is a testament to its legacy and evidence of magic. Uncommon magic.

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There is a natural relationship between writing groups and book clubs. Both love the written word. Both bring process and experience out of solitude and into community. Both find intellectual and spiritual delight in sharing the creative experience. Many book club members write. All writing group members read.

Uncommon Magic offers your book club the opportunity to catch a glimpse of the creative process of writers—often writers living in your own community—and to explore the relationship between writers, readers, and even ourselves as both.

“Questions for Book Clubs” provided with book club set orders.

217 pages | paperback | $25 | ISBN 978-0-9783774-4-1

Discounts available for orders of ten copies or more

Check with your local library for book club sets

Sunday, September 25, 2011

It's real, and it's for sale!

Uncommon Magic: Thirty Years of Writing from the Ban Righ Writers Group officially became a real book last night at its launch. It could be yours for $25.

Please visit Novel Idea in downtown Kingston or click here.

Friday, September 2, 2011

In Stores Now!

A whole new concept for IIKT--a workbook rather than a book-book. Spiral binding so students can lay it flat while they read or work from it, questions at the end of each section with space for notes, making it all the easier for me to work it into the lesson plan this semester.
Available exclusively at the SLC bookstore.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Uncommon Magic has a launch date!

It's official! Uncommon Magic will be launched at the 2011 Kingston WritersFest, Saturday, September 24.

The events listing will read:

"Join the current members of the Ban Righ Writers Group for readings to celebrate the launch of Uncommon Magic: Thirty Years of Writing from the Ban Righ Writers Group, published by UpStart Press in honour of Kingston’s longest-running writing group, started by Bronwen Wallace in 1981."

Friday, May 27, 2011

When it rains...

The latest from UpStart Press...the ink is still wet on a contract with Melanie Dugan. Not much to report yet, but watch this space for covers, dates, and more!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Writing Lessons

Darryl has been working on covers for a sweet little chapbook of short stories by Peter Darbyshire, something we're pretty excited about.