They might even be down here after reading about the area in Emily Schulz’s recent book Men Walking on Water — or Alexander MacLeod’s Giller-nominated Light Lifting or some of Nino Ricci’s early work. They’re headed to the newly minted Pelee Island Book House and Writers Retreat or to Woodbridge Farm , another new retreat and summer reading series in nearby Kingsville, or to the independent bookstore and publisher Biblioasis in downtown Windsor, to name a few destinations.
Margaret Atwood loves birds. In fact, she loves birds so much that, for each of the past 16 years, the famed Canadian author has hosted a fundraiser for the Pelee Island Heritage Centre with help from the Pelee Island Bird Observatory. Springsong, as it’s named, takes place traditionally on Mother’s Day weekend, starting with a race where dozens of participants come to the island and vie to spot the most species. This year’s winner observed 108 species in 24 hours.
Kamal Al-Solaylee has won the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing for his book Brown: What Being Brown in the Word Today Means (to Everyone) published by HarperCollins. The announcement of the $25,000 prize was made at the Politics and the Pen Canada gala on Wednesday night by the Writers’ Trust, for which the evening raises funds — so far more than $3 million — to support writers programs.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".