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Going Beyond the BooklistsBy Michele Daniels
“Unprecedented” seems to be one of the keywords people often use to describe the past 14 months, and while that may continue to be true, I have also personally found another word that equally resonated ...
May 05, 2021
Overcoming Imposter SyndromeBy Waubgeshig Rice
I have felt like an imposter. There have been times throughout my writing career when I’ve asked myself do I belong in this space? Do I deserve this opportunity? Am I skilled enough to call myself an ...
April 29, 2021
On slowing down and appreciating the little thingsBy Chelene Knight
With so much going on in the world and in our own individual lives, it’s easy enough to let small pieces of happiness slip through our fingers. As a writer wearing so many hats, I won’t lie, sometimes ...
April 27, 2021
How Writing a Grant App Can Make You a New PersonBy Shazia Hafiz Ramji
This month I broke down while revisiting the statement for my Research and Creation grant app with the Canada Council for the Arts. I cried because I saw – for what felt like the first time in a while ...
April 14, 2021
Book Therapy: Satellite LoveBy Stacey May Fowles
“I think my favourite thing about humans was how they couldn’t fathom the thought of being alone.”—Genki Ferguson, Satellite Love My birthday is in April and I’ll admit I’ve never been very ...
March 29, 2021
Speaking Your Story into ExistenceBy Waubgeshig Rice
Over the winter I was part of two separate online writing residencies through the Banff Centre. Each cohort involved wonderfully talented writers from across the land, sharing their stories, truths, and ...
March 22, 2021
The Writing Moment with Natasha Ramoutar's BittersweetBy Daniel Scott Tysdal
Welcome to “The Writing Moment with . . .”!In this series of craft-focused columns, I will explore a wide range of works, topics, and interests that inspire me with the hope of inspiring you. I will ...
March 18, 2021
The Chaos of Creation and Why I Chase the Rupture PointBy Chelene Knight
When I write, it feels like I am on the inside of a spinning wheel that never stops. The wheel lets itself loose from the chassis and throws itself, willingly, down the hillside. The after effects of ...
March 15, 2021
Book Therapy: In Praise of RetreatBy Stacey May Fowles
“Chosen solitude is about agency, self-reliance and gaining clarity.When the churning mind-waters settle, I can begin to dip into the wellspring of my life.If I stay quiet long enough, I begin to forget ...
March 12, 2021
Zoom Class: Omar El Akkad and the Challenges of Writing ResistanceBy Shazia Hafiz Ramji
Sometimes there are Zoom meetings that can break you. Last week it took me five days to recover from the nausea, headaches, and light sensitivity caused by one single day of back-to-back virtual meetings. ...