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Guest Authors Nick Green, Elizabeth Greene, & K.D. Miller on the "Writers’ Heaven" that is The Word on the Street
This weekend, The Word on the Street will bring Toronto book lovers together. On festival Sunday, September 22, 2019 (that's this weekend!), the Harbourfront Centre transforms into what guest author ...
6 hours ago
Writers' Trust Announces All-Woman Weston Prize for Nonfiction Shortlist
The biggest nonfiction prize of the year has announced its prestigious shortlist, and the women have spoken. The Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction awards $60,000 to one nonfiction book ...
one day ago
My Teenaged Reading Secret
When I was six my mom started to take me with her on her weekly visits to the public library. Mom was a fan of Dorothy L. Sayers; I was a fan of Raggedy Ann and Andy books. Around the age of thirteen ...
September 13, 2019
The Unbearable Lightness of Being Between Writing Projects
Lately, I’ve felt a bit unmoored. For the last 6 years, I’ve organized my spare time around working on my novel. I’ve either been working on it or worrying about not having time to work on it, or ...
September 12, 2019
Contest! Enter to Win Fierce Ontario Femme Reads from The Word on the Street!
Toronto's most unique literary festival, The Word on the Street, is just around the corner - if you're a book lover, you'll want to be part of the crowds gathered at the Harbourfront Centre on September ...
September 12, 2019
Marie-Louise Gay's Celebration of Young Readers' Imaginations in Fern and Horn: "You Have Your Unique Wonderful Way of Seeing the World"
In Fern and Horn (Groundwood Books), the titular twins Fern and Horn might be small, but their imaginations are huge. Fern loves drawing and helps Horn unlock his love of drawing too - the only trouble ...
September 11, 2019
"I Like it When Characters Disobey the Narrative Around Them" Seyward Goodhand on Breaking Rules & Surprising Herself
Seyward Goodhand has been creating fresh, eerie, fascinating short fiction for years (racking up nominations for honours like the Journey Prize, CBC Short Story Prize, and a National Magazine Award in ...
September 10, 2019
Writers need to read— I offered this advice earlier in the summer— and I sincerely hope it’s not news to any writer looking at this post that reading is a most instructive way to learn what does, ...
September 09, 2019
Contest! Get the Best of Both Worlds with The Word on the Street's Facts and Fiction Prize Pack!
Are you a nonfiction lover? Or someone who adores curling up with a novel? Why not both?If you're more into fabulous writing that genre divides, we've got the contest for you! Courtesy of The Word on ...
September 06, 2019
I Joined a Writing Group and I Liked It
When I moved to Kingston two years ago I was transitioning to the happy stage of life after raising kids that I’d been anticipating for a few years—tidy house! Lower grocery bills! The reality of ...