The Debt Virtual Book Launch

April 24, 2021 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
The Debt Virtual Book Launch

You’re invited to the virtual book launch of Andreae Callanan’s debut poetry collection The Debt! Andreae Callanan will be joined in conversation by Elaine Feeney, and the event will be emceed by Mark Callanan. There will be an audience Q&A, and a book giveaway. You could win a copy of the book!

We’re pleased to be co-hosting the event with Running the Goat Books in Tors Cove, NL.

We’ll be streaming live to both Facebook and YouTube. The video link will be available closer to the event date, so RSVP to stay up to date!



Set against the backdrop of a post-moratorium St. John’s, Newfoundland, The Debt explores tensions between tradition and innovation, and between past and present in a province unmoored by loss and grief. The Debt is about development and change, idleness and activism, ecological stewardship, feminism, motherhood, the personal and the political. It is also about resistance—against the encroaching forces of greed and capitalism, even against the accumulated notions of the self. The poems are an argument for community and connection in an age increasingly associated with isolation of the individual. The Debt explores the dues we all owe: to nature, to those who came before us, and to one another.


Andreae Callanan’s poetry, essays, and reviews have been read in The Walrus, Canadian Notes and Queries, Canadian Verse 2, Riddle Fence,, and The Newfoundland Quarterly. She is a recent recipient of the Cox & Palmer SPARKS Creative Writing Award at Memorial University of Newfoundland, and she holds a Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship and a Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Scholarship for her doctoral work in English literature. Her chapbook, Crown, was published by Anstruther Press in 2019. Andreae lives in St. John’s with her husband and their four children.


Pre-order your copy from Running the Goat Bookstore

Learn more about The Debt, or pre-order your copy, from Biblioasis