1. Show Up A link to the Spoken Word residency at the Banff Centre shows up in my feed. I … Continue reading Writing by Numbers—by B.A. Markus
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
What do you do when a lot of the reality you portray in your fiction does not take place in … Continue reading Writing Between Languages—by Veena Gokhale
Every couple of weeks, Robert Edison Sandiford calls me from Barbados. Robert is one of this year’s QWF fiction mentors, and I … Continue reading The Art of Mentorship: An Interview with Robert Edison Sandiford
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
Deadline to apply for the 2017 position is Thursday, October 13 I don’t know about you, but when I’m in … Continue reading Monique Polak Reflects Back on Being the Inaugural CBC/QWF Writer in Residence
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.
You’ve finished your novel manuscript and you even – finally! – get a publisher. It took ten years. You have Neanderthal muscles across your brow from frowning at the computer screen. But now you’re home-free. Bingo! Then you get the first slew of comments from your editor… Continue reading Bye Bye Darlings: The Editing Gauntlet by Alice Zorn