Hamilton Review of Books on Get Lit with Jamie Tennant, May 18, 2017






The Hamilton Spectator

Read Graham Rockingham's article here about Hamilton's newest literary online journal.

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Art Waves

Tune in here to hear Dana Hansen's discussion with Bernadette Rule about the HRB and the practice of reviewing books.


Quill & Quire

A new literary journal is being launched this fall, founded by a group of Hamilton-area writers advocating for more coverage of the arts in their city.

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Open Book Toronto

Naben Ruthnum:
You're blending the very local, in terms of content and the magazine's masthead and many of the writers, with the widest possible reaching media: HRB is a web-based magazine. Are you considering an audience outside of Ontario, outside of Canada in your editorial mandate, or will you be concentrating on a tighter readership?

Dana Hansen:
Our hope for the Hamilton Review of Books is that it will find a strong readership among Hamiltonians who have been wanting more coverage of the literary arts in our city, but also access and appeal to a wider audience across and, sure, even outside of Canada. That’s the beauty of the web – being able to reach readers we can’t even imagine yet – but it’s also a challenge to us to always be thinking of ways to diversify our content and keep it fresh and relevant.

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Hamilton Arts Council LivingArts

"I’m hoping to see the HRB become a fixture in CanLit, strongly focused on representing Hamilton’s unique literary scene," says Hansen, looking toward a brighter future of arts coverage in this city.

Read more here.