June 11, 2018
Tweet Tweet: A City’s Past & Present: Remapping Vancouver
@poetchelene: After reading and researching about the setting in my novel I felt compelled to recognize the city as a character. #hogansalleyfactorfiction “Junie stood on her balcony overlooking the ...
June 09, 2018
Tweet Tweet: Self-Care for Writers
@poetchelene “It's time to take a self-care hour! #amwriting #projects”People keep saying that they see me everywhere. How do you do all of this? Great question, I have no idea, but I do know how ...
June 07, 2018
Lise Weil on Reconciling Zen and Desire, Visionary Books, & How a Lost Cat Led to Love
The '70s and '80s were a time of radical change and evolution, and the queer community was particularly instrumental in resisting and interrogating the environmental and social crises of that time, the ...
June 06, 2018
"What's Your Story?" Read the Winning Texts of the 2018 OBPO Writing Contest Winners! Part Two: North York
What's better than reading brand new stories from talented Toronto authors? How about reading them for free? We're excited to present, exclusive on Open Book, the second set of winning texts from the Ontario ...
June 06, 2018
Kim Moritsugu on the Writing Life, Her Best and Worst Events, & Guidance from Nora Ephron
Kim Moritsugu's smart, tight, witty, and character-driven novels have earned her tons of fans. Her brand new, seventh novel, The Showrunner (Dundurn Press), shows that there is just as much drama and ...
June 04, 2018
Contest! Enter to Win a Huge Set of Debut Poetry Collections from Brick Books
Who doesn't love to be first? You can feel the joy by entering our First Collections Giveaway, courtesy of Canada's favourite poetry publisher, Brick Books! Enter for a shot at winning a staggering TEN ...
June 03, 2018
Tweet Tweet: Form and Structure: Ripping Stitches
@lethal_heroine: “Love the way this book by @PoetChelene is structured. Each chapter is an apartment or hotel room she & her mother lived in. I felt those mattresses, looked out those crummy windows, ...
June 01, 2018
Recently I sat at the booksellers’ table during a poetry reading. This is best-case scenario seating. You might feel a little nervous that you’ll spill your drink on hundreds of dollars of merch, ...
May 31, 2018
“What Does it Mean to Be Home?” Our June 2018 Writer-in-Residence Chelene Knight on Her Writing Journey
Dear Current Occupant (Book*hug) is the second book from Vancouver's Chelene Knight, whose debut poetry collection Braided Skin was praised as "compelling" and "a whorl of wisdom". With Dear Current ...
May 30, 2018
Aaron Tucker on Writing the Complex Man Who Fathered the Atomic Bomb
J. Robert Oppenheimer is known for his reluctant but irreversible legacy as the father of the atomic bomb and director of the infamous Manhattan Project. But there was more to the man than the bomb, and ...