Articles about Prose to Go
Author! Author! blog
by Sandra Phinney: http://sandraphinney.com/
in which Sandra describes Prose to Go as a dynamite book and a delicious read.
A page in the St. Mike's alumni newsletter (from University of Toronto), November, 2011
From a blog by Ceci
Flanagan-Snow: November 3, 2011
Eighteen of those writers, all writing in vastly different genres, and living across Canada, formed a sub-group and this year published a unique book, Prose to Go Tales from a Private List. The book is a compilation of short essays ranging from the wildly humourous to the heart-wrenchingly personal. There is literally a story for each and every one of us in this collection. http://imagesbyceci.wordpress.com/
Western Gazette, London, Ontario,
October 27, 2011
From Western University's
Alumni Magazine, London, Ontario, Feb. 2012
Stories to read on the go, by Mark Filipowich
Even when at its heaviest, all the stories are still identifiable. Its never hard for a reader to imagine themselves in the writers position and acting similarly. The tone is always approachable and the way such brisk stories are told almost in response to one another feels almost like the reader is witness to all the writers sharing stories over drinks. Prose to Go is at its best when it matches this pace, and becomes most difficult to put down.
It isnt very deep, but it isnt heavy-handed either. As the name implies, Prose to Go is perfect for a short train ride or flight. Its light hearted and its enjoyable. It isnt likely to change anyones life but it doesnt need to. Its a solid set of good stories to pass the time.
Daily Gleaner, New Brunswick:
October 22, 2011
When you love to read, but your busy life doesn't allow enough time to do so, there's nothing better than the quick hit of a short story. Prose To Go: Tales from a Private List is the perfect fit for those looking for an eclectic range of first-person stories. ( Lori Gallagher)
From The Rusty Toque, University of Western Ontario: October 4, 2011: http://tinyurl.com/7a9za28
Gardian, PEI, and The
September, 2011: Click here
Friendships of long years and a common love of writing has resulted in a publishing project which brought together 18 writers from across Canada. Among the group are two PEI authors whose short stories are part of the 34 first-person accounts in Prose to Go: Tales from a Private List...
From The Londoner,
London, Ontario, June 8, 2011:
What started as a group of
friends sharing their personal experiences has turned into a book
that is part silly, part serious and everything in between.
One of the writers, Mark Kearney, lives in London. He has three stories included in the book, that detail a road trip through the heartland of the U.S. south, his pie-baking skills and his annoyance with how people pronounce 21st century dates.
From an article in the Kings County Record, March 18, 2011:
(Trudy) Kelly Forsythe said the
online group that led to the book has been an amazing resource, rich
with stories and friendships.
We live all across Canada and people on the list would write in and there would be a lot of personal stories. And weve gone through a lot of personal experiences together. People having babies, people losing loved ones. And there would be some very emotional essays, she said.
Trudys Rolling Stone concert experience gets even more coverage in the weekly section of the Saint John Telegraph on March 25, 2011:
It was prior to the Rolling Stones coming to Moncton in 2005 and I was in my mid-30s and I realized going to an outdoor concert my concerns had changed, (Trudy) Kelly Forsythe said. I was extremely worried about the bathroom facilities.
Lanny Boutin is profiled in The Free Press, Morinville/9ibbons, Alberta, May 31,2011
Gibbons author Lanny Boutin is a contributor to the newly released book Prose to Go: Tales From a Private List. It's a book of friends' stories, said Boutin. Many of us have been friends for 10 or more years, and many of us have never met. Her contribution to this anthology is Well Seated, a wonderfully funny story about her three year old son's encounter with a toilet seat.
Boutin is a former Town of Gibbons councillor. She has had articles in numerous magazines and has written four books.
Irene Davis tells the story of
how Prose To Go was born, at Writers' College:
The power of the internet! This was a project that could never have existed without it. Emailed submissions began descending on me from every area of Canada, from the Northwest Territories to Prince Edward Island. We three editors exchanged what seemed like gazillions of emails, as every story was seen, edited and approved by all of us.