June 28, 2021
Necessary Residential School ReadingBy Waubgeshig Rice
As more and more mass graves at former residential school sites are brought to light, many Canadians are finally realizing the extent of genocide in this country, while many Indigenous people are reliving ...
June 25, 2021
A daydreamer’s guide to the world outsideBy Jon-Erik Lappano
How children’s stories can cultivate connection to nature, and why I look wistfully out of windows I’ve spent most spare moments I’ve had during the recent time blob staring out of windows. Between ...
June 04, 2021
Book Therapy: Care OfBy Stacey May Fowles
“I never set out to be a queer author. I really didn’t. I just loved writing and especially telling stories. I know now in retrospect that I was feeding and watering a vast and hollow space inside ...
June 01, 2021
Podcasting about Indigenous booksBy Waubgeshig Rice
The world of podcasting is already saturated. Even book podcasts are abundant, with various shows focusing on everything from reviews to an author’s body of work to genre. Although it seems a new podcast ...
May 28, 2021
The Writing Moment with... Word ServiceBy Daniel Scott Tysdal
“A waste of skin.”That’s what I am. At least according to the Starbucks customer who hurled this insult (and others) at me, when I informed her we were out of honey.According to various customers ...
May 17, 2021
Book Therapy: The Quiet is LoudBy Stacey May Fowles
“The more people we can have around us that who we can trust, the more we can work on finding ways to thrive in this world we live in.The one that sometimes hates us.”—Samantha Garner, The Quiet ...
May 10, 2021
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 ...