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"We Need to Celebrate the Efforts of Our Students" Author & Educator Larry Swartz on Teaching Creative Writing
As an instructor at U of T's prestigious teaching education program, OISE, Larry Swartz knows a thing or two about inspiring students. He's also written several teaching guides and textbooks, which focus ...
July 16, 2019
The Fate of Housing in Toronto: John Lorinc on New Essays, Ideas, and Hope for the City's Future
It's hard to imagine any topic more on Torontonians' minds these days than housing. As the city, like so many other cities around the world, becomes more and more unaffordable and both rent and property ...
July 15, 2019
"The More Fun I am Having, the Better the Writing" Novelist Susan Swan on Finding Joy in the Writing Process
In Susan Swan's newest novel, The Dead Celebrities Club (Cormorant Books), readers meet charismatic, high-flying financial conman Dale Paul. When Paul's empire is revealed to be an exploitative sham, ...
July 15, 2019
Contest! Win Essential Poetry from Invisible Publishing!
Invisible Publishing is one of the most innovative presses around, earning their tagline of being "small, scrappy, and [publishing] top shelf books" over and over with their irresistible reads. And their ...
July 11, 2019
Why We Need to Celebrate All Our Writing Milestones – Even the Small Ones
A few years ago, I got an offer to purchase a small personal finance blog that I ran. The buyer agreed to the amount that I asked for – only there was a catch. They would give me a third of the money ...
July 11, 2019
Nadja Lubiw-Hazard on Creating her Scarborough Novel, The Nap-Away Motel, as "Grounded in a Sense of Place"
In a unique hotel in Scarborough, three strangers are trying to rebuild what's broken in their lives and families. Suleiman, Tiffany, and Ori are all searching for something, and all finds themselves ...
July 10, 2019
Susan Buis, Poets & Author of Gatecrasher, on What Can Be Done with Words
Self, land, ownership - as our understanding of these concepts because to evolve and grow, we find ourselves making new connections and relationships. In Susan Buis' Gatecrasher (Invisible Publishing), ...
July 08, 2019
Contest! Enter to Win Wolsak & Wynn's Powerful Women Prize Pack!
Indie powerhouse press Wolsak & Wynn has a an amazing group of powerful women writers in their Spring 2019 season, and they're kindly offering to share the wealth. You can enter for a chance to win ...
July 04, 2019
"For Me, Voice is Everything" Talking with Michael Libling About Writing, Advice, & His Debut Novel, Hollywood North
Michael Libling's Hollywood North: A Novel in Six Reels (Chizine Publications) mines the rich - and largely unknown - history of a surprising Canadian film hotspot: Trenton, Ontario.Dark, smart, and ...
July 03, 2019
Songwriter Dayna Manning Opens Up About Music, Change, & Connection in Her First Memoir
As a singer, songwriter, producer, and sound engineer, Dayna Manning is a musical talent on several fronts. Honoured with nominations for a Juno Prize and the Polaris Prize (as part of her folk trio, ...