tuque /tūk/ n Canadian English, var. toque [19th c. Canadian French, from the French toque, from the Basque tauka] 1 A close-fitting knitted cap, often with a long tapering end or tassel or pompom. 2 fig Something quintessentially Canadian.
souq /sūk/ n from the Arabic سوق var. souk 1 An open-air marketplace. 2 fig A central meeting place for the circulation of news and ideas.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

'Off the Page' interview series launches on the Magazine Awards blog

A special note from the Department of Blogger Self Reference (Non-Egregious Division): The Magazine Awards blog (the official blog of the National Magazine Awards Foundation) earlier this month debuted a weekly interview series called "Off the Page."
Off the Page is an exclusive new series produced by the NMAF that reaches out to former National Magazine Award winners to find out what their awards have meant to them and what they’re up to now. Off the Page will appear regularly on the NMA blog during the winter and spring of 2012.

The interview series is underway, with profiles of National Magazine Award-winning writers Carol Shaben, Jeremy Klaszus and Alex Leslie, plus illustrator Roxanna Bikadoroff. I happen to know that in the coming weeks they'll be catching up with an intrepid Canadian photojournalist, a young Toronto writer with a "hot" new book, plus a fantastic Quebec journalist in a special interview to be presented en forme bilingue.

Your humble Tuque Souq blogger is the author of said Magazine Awards blog, in my capacity as contract Special Projects Manager of the NMAF. Thus I whole-heartedly endorse your clicking over immediately and introducing yourself to "Off the Page" and the Magazine Awards blog.

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