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New Year, New Reads: A Sneak Peek into the Upcoming Releases on the Literary Scene

Our authors and poets are hitting the ground running in 2024!

January 1st, 2024, will see the release of the 10th Anniversary Edition of Necropolis, featuring local model Israa Jomaa (nominee for Best Model 2024) as the face of Alia Moubayed (photography and cover editing by Anna Odeh Photography - nominee for Best Portrait Photographer 2024). Until January 2nd, 2024, you can get the first book in the series - The Symbiot 30th Anniversary, The Nadia Edition - for ¢99 for the ebook, and $ 9.99 for the paperback.

January 13th, 2024 - Dr. Maria Zamfir, co-author of The Brain Colouring and Learning Book, Vol. 1, will be at Indigo Rideau Centre, signing and promoting this incredible children's book! (Nominated for 2024 Book of the Year).

January 15th, 2024, voting commences for the finalists in the 2024 Faces of Ottawa Awards! Let's see who the finalists are and in which categories! You can help support all of us by lending your voice and voting here. 

January 20th, 2024 - also gracing the halls of Rideau Centre's Indigo will be Anna Blauveldt, showcasing her two books, The Leavetaking and children's book, Kat and the Meanies. (Nominee for Best Author 2024).

March 8th, 2024 (International Woman's Day) - Jagjeet Sharm's Measure of a Wo/Man will be released. Following Jagjeet's win of the 2023 Canadian Ethnic Media Association Award for Journalistic Excellence, this title has been anticipated with bated breath!

What is the measure of a woman? She is immeasurable. She is strong. She is a double force to reckon with. Jagjeet Sharma’s “journalistic poetry” continues in this new poetry collection, Measure of a Wo/man.

Poems in this collection are about the Wo/man. The Hindu God Shiva’s ardhanishvara, a concept that she is both half man and half woman. Lord Shiva, one of the Hindu gods is referred to as the ultimate man, but one form of Shiva is also a fully developed woman. The masculine and the feminine are equally divided within yourself, within oneself. It is about the struggles and challenges a Wo/man faces day in and day out in any part of the world.

March Break, 2024 - As we at Broken Keys Publishing & Press reach far into the New Year, further events are shaping up! Expect to see events featuring Dr. Marion Van Horn & Dr. Maria Zamfir (The Brain Colouring and Learning Book) as well as Anna Blauveldt at White Pines Books in Arnprior), and it is our hope many of our excellent titles will find a home here!

March Break, 2024 - Sustainable Publishing will be coming your way soon. Want to learn more about what exactly Sustainable Publishing is? It's a new perspective on literature, books, writing, authors, poets, printing, and publishing. We will be going eco-friendly but in ways you've likely never imagined! Stay tuned or subscribe. Changes are coming to the literary scene in Ottawa and surrounding Regions!

Spring, 2024 - As we slowly branch out further and further into the literary community, so too do we search for more avenues and more local independent bookshops! The Book's Better Bookshop will be opening their first brick-and-mortar location soon, and you can look forward to finding our titles there as well as our authors, upcoming book signings, and events! Check them out, show them our love of literature. Support local is the path forward!

Early 2024 - Although the release date is tentative, you can also look forward to the release of Zamfir & Van Horn's second volume of their Children's book(s).


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