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Grinding Out a New NovelBy Waubgeshig Rice
Writing a novel is a grind. It’s an arduous, meticulous, and often repetitive process that can take years. There’s the actual typing of words onto the page, and then come the edits and rewrites, which ...
February 18, 2021
Small gifts from writers: The power of writerly connectionsBy Chelene Knight
On one especially sunny day when I was a young girl sitting at my kitchen table scribbling stories on the backs of old receipts my mother left on the table, I closed my eyes, looked into the future, and ...
February 16, 2021
Book Therapy: The Centaur’s WifeBy Stacey May Fowles
“It isn’t just her own survival she’s thinking about. She’s thinking about everyone else. That’s how they’re all going to survive—by thinking about everyone else.”—Amanda Leduc, The ...
February 02, 2021
Why We Need to Question “Hobbies” in the PandemicBy Shazia Hafiz Ramji
On a rainy Thursday morning at the end of January 2021, I lay in bed staring at the ceiling for far too long... I couldn’t remember what I had done in 2020. I remember the past couple of years clearly: ...
January 22, 2021
Claiming Space for Indigenous Languages in English LiteratureBy Waubgeshig Rice
English is the language of the colonizer. It came with the arrival of settlers to what many people call Turtle Island, or North America. It is a relatively new language to this land, and has only been ...
January 19, 2021
Book Therapy: 100 Miles of BaseballBy Stacey May Fowles
“Baseball is about connecting—with people we’ve just met, people we’ll never meet again, people we know, people we love and miss.”—Dale Jacobs and Heidi LM Jacobs, 100 Miles of Baseball In ...
January 14, 2021
Achievable, Artistic Resolutions for Authors and IllustratorsBy Naseem Hrab
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I love coming up with new year’s resolutions. I love committing to some kind of regular creative activity … no matter the outcome! Last year, I said ...
December 30, 2020
Just because I don’t “look” like an editor...By Chelene Knight
Just because I don’t “look” like an editor... I remember the first time I went to pick up the mail from our post office box, when I was the managing editor at Room magazine, and was told by one ...
December 28, 2020
How to Make Your Longest, Darkest Nights ShineBy Naseem Hrab
The Winter Solstice is happening as I write this column. It’s the shortest day of the year and the longest, darkest night of the year. But during this time, every night often feels like the longest, ...
December 23, 2020
Indigenous Identity and the Responsibilities of Telling StoriesBy Waubgeshig Rice
Writing the stories of your people is the ultimate honour. It is also a privilege, and carries immense responsibilities. This is especially true of Indigenous communities in Canada, who continue to recover ...