Tag Archives: public texts

Nuit Blanche 2016

Private, adj: concerning, involving, or affecting a particular person or group of people apart from the general community; individual or personal, rather than communal or shared. Public, adj: done, perceived, or existing in open view.   For my inaugural post to DON’T PANIC! I couldn’t think of anything more appropriate than to write about Toronto’s Nuit […]

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That’s a Wrap…

After reading over 500 pages a week, knocking off 6000 word essays like it’s my job, grading papers until I have nightmares about grammatical errors, and spending a small fortune in coffee at the Trend – I can’t believe the Public Texts program my time at Trent is just about over. So I figured for […]

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News from the front! An update on current Public Texts students

As the term progresses, news has been coming in from the graduate students in Public Texts program about their professional activities. It seems only appropriate to provide a bit of a bulletin, and to congratulate them all on their plans and accomplishments. This winter, Laurenne Mandel has been managing the Public Text program blog, Don’t […]

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A Glimpse of the Published Author in the Public Sphere: Janette Platana

Exciting news reached the Public Texts program this week when Janette Platana, Public Texts alumna, launched her new book, A Token of My Affliction, on Tuesday night in Toronto. The book is a collection of 21 short stories, published by Tightrope Books. Just after the launch, I met with Platana to discuss her experience publishing […]

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#BrandNewYear

“Don’t Panic!” is back and we’re ready to start thinking! The school year is already underway, and the blog is about to get back into action. We’re reading new books, discussing new ideas, and using new media to discover more about the nature of public texts and understand it in the context of our world. […]

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Reaching My Endgame!

“Finished, it’s finished, nearly finished, it must be nearly finished. Grain upon grain, one by one, and one day, suddenly, there’s a heap, a little heap, the impossible heap” (Samuel Beckett, Endgame). It has been nearly two months since Cindy’s post, Looks like We Made it (Almost). I remember reading that title and feeling the […]

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