1 hour ago
Poet & Wolsak and Wynn Founder Heather Cadsby on the Best & Worst Part of Being a Poet
Heather Cadsby has one impressive poetic c.v. With four full length collections under her belt, she also helped build Ontario's poetry scene, running series including the Art Bar Poetry Series, Phoenix: ...
5 hours ago
League of Canadian Poets Announces First Ever Longlists for Book Prizes
In honour of World Poetry Day and the 20th anniversary of Poetry Month in Canada, The League of Canadian Poets has announced, for the first time, longlists for their 2018 Poetry Awards, including the ...
14 hours ago
On writing politically, or how not to make your fiction sound like a lecture
When I started writing my most recent novel, The Conjoined, I began with the idea of subverting classic crime fiction, something that I thought would be a fun bookish game. What if I could write a literary ...
one day ago
New Series! The Fruitful City Author Helena Moncrieff Talks about the Art & Science of Teaching Writing
Helena Moncrieff's The Fruitful City: The Enduring Power of the Urban Food Forest (ECW Press) delves into issues of urban food through the lens of an overlooked city food source: our fruit trees. Once ...
March 19, 2018
"My Goal is to Surprise Myself" Debut Mikko Harvey on Cat Poems, Favourite Reads, & Promising Scraps
For the poetry nerds amongst us, it doesn't get much better than House of Anansi's spring poetry season, an always-packed line up of new and established authors. It's no surprise to find Mikko Harvey's ...
March 19, 2018
Contest! Win a Set of the 2018 CBC Canada Reads Books!
It's the country's favourite and most unique literary competition - CBC Canada Reads is almost here for 2018! If you love the no-holds-barred book debate, be sure to stay tuned to Open Book for our coverage ...
March 18, 2018
A picture prompts a thousand words
Readers of The Bone Mother will know that a significant part of the book’s effectiveness lies in the beautiful, unsettling archival photographs that illustrate the sections that are sent in and around ...
March 16, 2018
An Interview with Justin Million, host/star of KEYBOARDS!
For the last few years, Peterborough poet Justin Million has been hosting (starring in? living? breathing?) a weird interpretation of the poetry reading called KEYBOARDS! As with any reading, poems are ...
March 15, 2018
Debut Novelist Christine Higdon on Character, Synaesthesia, & the Importance of Names
Christine Higdon's debut novel, The Very Marrow of Our Bones (ECW Press), opens in 1967, with a tough town on the Fraser River descending into panic. Two women - Bette and Alice - have disappeared without ...
March 14, 2018
How to hold a launch
There comes a time in a writer’s life when, if you are very lucky, you will be published (frequently but not always a book) and you may feel the need to draw attention to it with some kind of hoohah. ...