I was sitting by the gas-lit fireplace in my local library when a book on the table caught my eye. … Continue reading Amazing Grace: A Literary Friendship—By S. Nadja Zajdman
A year ago, I’d have never believed I would be asked to advocate Indigenous literatures on CBC for Turtle Island … Continue reading On the Back of Turtle Island Reads—by Shannon Webb-Campbell
I yawn and keep flicking through my virtual stack of submissions. I need one more piece that will not only … Continue reading How to Get Out of the Slush Pile—by Rachel Thompson
Before I ever joined a magazine, or published a novel, for that matter, here’s how I imagined people who had … Continue reading Why I Loved Editing a Small Canadian Online Magazine, and Why I’m Leaving—by Laurence Miall
When I want to escape I pick up a good novel. But does this habit provide more than a quick … Continue reading Empathy by the Book: How Fiction Affects Behavior by Susan Pinker
In the hospitality room at the Hôtel Gouverneurs in Trois-Rivières, you are greeted by two perky volunteers whose first question … Continue reading Gadfly at the Festival by Peter Richardson
The Quebec Writers’ Federation hosted its 17th annual gala on November 18, 2015. Author Adam Leith Gollner opened the ceremony with this remarkable meditation on how a writer seesaws between isolation and community, and on what it means to be a writer, right here, right now.
This year, Natalee will teach Sharanpal Ruprai’s “Seva” and Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer’s “All The Broken Things.” I have my … Continue reading Why I Teach Brand-New CanLit by Natalee Caple