February 28, 2017
On Racism 3 of 3
Part 3We must speak fearlessly. Hate resonates loudly because it savagely destroys language without concern. Silence is born from the fear of offending others. But we will no longer be silent. We will ...
February 27, 2017
On Racism 2 of 3
Part 2If silence is no longer an acceptable act, we can no longer be silent as publishing houses receive government funding while making little to no efforts to have authors who reflect the nation's diversity. ...
February 24, 2017
On Racism 1 of 3
This three part piece is my final for the month. I hope that I've generated debate and sparked conversation. Thank you and take care.On RacismI live in a country that not long before my birth, had an ...
February 23, 2017
Poetry vs Prose part 2 of 2
“But what does this have to do with poetry and prose?”What is poetry? What is prose? If the medium is the message, and the primary medium for most written poetry and prose is the page, why don't we ...
February 22, 2017
Poetry vs Prose part 1 of 2
”Why does Dane use words like poetry and prose yet refuse concepts like genre?”I've been accused of citing quotes unnecessarily, so I'll merely remind my readers of a very Canadian statement, “The ...
February 21, 2017
A few minutes with ... Adebe DeRango-Adem
Throughout my month here at open-book.ca I've been sharing my conversations with various members of the literary community. Our last conversation is with noted poet, Adebe DeRango-Adem. To learn more ...
February 20, 2017
A few minutes with ... Dalton Higgins
Throughout the month I have been sharing interviews with members of the literary community. Today, I have the privilege of sharing my conversation with best-selling author, journalist, speaker, publicist, ...
February 17, 2017
A few minutes with ... Whitney French
Throughout the month, I am posting my interviews with members of the literary community. Today, I am pleased to share my conversation with Whitney French. Whitney is a talented writer, performer, and ...
February 16, 2017
A series of questions
Today, instead of waking up with answers, or advice for members of the literary community, I awoke with a series of questions. I've wrestled throughout the day, wondering if a set of questions were worthy ...
February 15, 2017
Publishing vs Self-publishing
In many ways the current publishing structure for literature is obsolete. If you have a fan base of over 100 people willing to purchase your work, and if you can negotiate with graphic designers and editors, ...