A Night Out in the Wonk with WONK (but feel free to bring another date).

By: frans

The time to stop talking and to start doing is finally upon us. Because we recognize this, WONK has been hard at work putting out WONK6, which features great work from a number of writers and illustrators. The theme was loosely based around children's literature and our contributors blew away our expectations, turning us in directions we never, well, expected.

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WONK5 Seeks Roommate Who Likes to Read

By: frans

WONK5, after an arduous journey from the contributors’ pens to the eager hands of WONK editors, is now only one step away  from its new home. Some of the WONK5 progeny now sit in the Wetaskiwin library and others are being prepared (with a bonus addition) for mailing to subscribers and contributors. The only remaining step [...]

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heldustry

By: lucas and/or amber

For the copy in WONK5, we went with an old (amazing) standby, Gentium Book Basic which I still can't recommend enough for it's simple, readable elegance. WONK5 headlines, including the colourful title, are done in Heldustry -- a slightly squarer Helvetica with a 70s flourish. I liked it because it's bold (especially in all caps), very direct and serious but, for me, always seems on the verge of coming off the rails.

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New WONK Event in the WONK

By: frans

WONK has good news! Jessica Hiemstra-van der Horst is coming to read in Wetaskiwin on October 26 at the Pipestone Food Co. Things will get rolling around 7:30.   Who: Jessica Hiemstra-van der Horst (go to this link to see some artwork www.hiemstra-vanderhorst.com) What: Visual artist and writer Jessica Hiemstra-van der Horst will be reading from her [...]

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Call for Submissions for WONK8 (and beyond)

By: frans

Momentum is an funny thing. In strictly physical terms, it is simply a measurement of the velocity of an object multiplied by its mass. Applying this definition to WONK of late makes us realize that, because of how rapidly we lost our momentum, we are neither very heavy or very fast. We hope to change all [...]

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Glen Sorestad on Writing in Nature and the Nature of Writing: an Interview

By: frans

Back in October, WONK had the privilege of hosting a poetry reading with two fantastic poets and orators, Jenna Butler and Glen Sorestad. The night of poetry was well attended and all were glowing with the embers thrown by Jenna and Glen’s reading. Shortly before the event, WONK’s Jonathan Meakin gave us an in depth [...]

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