September 15, 2021
Waiting for the bumper yearBy Jon-Erik Lappano
What cicadas can teach us about embracing the murk This year, millions of cicadas emerged from the ground and took to the trees in deafening chorus across North America. During the hottest days of summer, ...
September 10, 2021
What Big Open Spaces Taught Me About Finishing a DraftBy Shazia Hafiz Ramji
Who doesn’t like writing at home, with the comfort of Maltesers, a perfect sound setup, and being able to write naked? Writing outside of your comfy space is much harder than it seems.In June this year, ...
August 26, 2021
The Writing Moment with SHORT FILMSBy Daniel Scott Tysdal
As writers, we draw inspiration and learn from other arts, whether painting, music, comics, or videogames. By offering inspiration beyond the written word, these arts can provide new experiences for us ...
August 12, 2021
Words in IsolationBy Ayesha Mumal
For many reasons, I felt conflicted about writing another pandemic piece. After the events of the last year, our everyday lives have been complete coloured by our experiences living in a pandemic. Despite ...
August 03, 2021
In Praise of EditorsBy Waubgeshig Rice
I believe the most important relationship in publishing is between the author and the editor. It’s a fundamental partnership that turns ideas into prose and drafts into polished works. When the editing ...
July 22, 2021
Book Therapy: The Philosophy of GardeningBy Stacey May Fowles
“He continued gardening at his desk. Not in the form of borders and beds, but in the form of paragraphs and pages. Row by row, he enjoyed the image of the writer being like a gardener.”—Elke Von ...
July 06, 2021
The Listener in the Work: How a Sense of Address Can Transform Your WritingBy Shazia Hafiz Ramji
Who is the “speaker” in your poems talking to? Is there a listener within your story? Who is the narrator’s confidante? I’ve been thinking a lot about a sense of address and I’ve come to believe ...
June 30, 2021
Brain Fog: An EssayBy A.H. Reaume
Brain Fog: An Essay“I am…” I type.But then a thought fords the sentence. My fingers hover above the keyboard, like soldiers awaiting a command. I have… forgotten something. But what?I can ...
June 28, 2021
Necessary Residential School ReadingBy Waubgeshig Rice
As more and more mass graves at former residential school sites are brought to light, many Canadians are finally realizing the extent of genocide in this country, while many Indigenous people are reliving ...
June 25, 2021
A daydreamer’s guide to the world outsideBy Jon-Erik Lappano
How children’s stories can cultivate connection to nature, and why I look wistfully out of windows I’ve spent most spare moments I’ve had during the recent time blob staring out of windows. Between ...