August 16, 2017
Considering the IncompleteBy Ben Ladouceur
I love to buy something then cut it in half. I did this recently with a product called the World’s Best Dishcloth and felt like a genius. Now I had two dishcloths and they were both the best dishcloth ...
August 10, 2017
“Considering the Book as Bi(bli)osphere,” an Interview with Gary BarwinBy James Lindsay
The writing of poet, composer, and recently Giller nominated novelist Gary Barwin has music to it that sounds like a gathering of organic materials, processed and released over and over until they sound ...
August 04, 2017
On ProductivityBy Alicia Elliott
A few months ago I quit my safe, reliable customer service job at Starbucks to focus on writing. I’d just received a grant and I was ready to go full-throttle towards finally writing a book. Those last ...
August 02, 2017
GwaandakBy Lily Quan
This started off as a straightforward article about Gwaandak Theatre, Yukon’s only Indigenous theatre company. But something went wrong. Or right.I wanted to feature Gwaandak’s production, Map of ...
July 31, 2017
An Interview with David O’Meara, organizer of the Plan 99 Reading SeriesBy Ben Ladouceur
In the Manx Pub, a basement bar on Ottawa’s Elgin St., there’s a slim shelf of books – lots of poetry, but also some prose. The books are often browsed, often borrowed, and often returned. They’re ...
July 27, 2017
An Interview With Catriona WrightBy James Lindsay
“You start to realize just how culturally constructed ideas of the edible vs. inedible are."Among the themes poets tend to shy away from, gastronomy lives somewhere at the top alongside rent and debt. ...
July 19, 2017
Fifth Business; First-Person Shooter - Whither the Great Video Game Adaptation?By Evan Munday
When an author mentions a book adaptation, the next question the author fields is invariably about casting. The book adaptation is assumed to be a film or television series. After all, books have provided ...
July 07, 2017
Here’s to Summer! - A Reading ListBy Stacey May Fowles
Usually when the warmer months of the year are upon us, our minds turn to all of that fun, relaxing reading we’ve been putting off. There’s just something about summer that makes us fantasize about ...
June 21, 2017
Meritocracy in a Pale WorldBy Cherie Dimaline
Inevitably, I find myself having this conversation:“Why does there always have to be preference or segregation? We should all be judged together and that the best literature will naturally rise to the ...
June 15, 2017
Combatting Oppression With CommunityBy Jael Richardson
Two months ago, I attended Fuel for Fire, a professional development conference for writers of colour, organized by the Ontario Arts Council. The event provided a venue for discussions about writing and ...