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Claiming Space for Indigenous Languages in English LiteratureBy Waubgeshig Rice
English is the language of the colonizer. It came with the arrival of settlers to what many people call Turtle Island, or North America. It is a relatively new language to this land, and has only been ...
January 19, 2021
Book Therapy: 100 Miles of BaseballBy Stacey May Fowles
“Baseball is about connecting—with people we’ve just met, people we’ll never meet again, people we know, people we love and miss.”—Dale Jacobs and Heidi LM Jacobs, 100 Miles of Baseball In ...
January 14, 2021
Achievable, Artistic Resolutions for Authors and IllustratorsBy Naseem Hrab
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I love coming up with new year’s resolutions. I love committing to some kind of regular creative activity … no matter the outcome! Last year, I said ...
December 30, 2020
Just because I don’t “look” like an editor...By Chelene Knight
Just because I don’t “look” like an editor... I remember the first time I went to pick up the mail from our post office box, when I was the managing editor at Room magazine, and was told by one ...
December 28, 2020
How to Make Your Longest, Darkest Nights ShineBy Naseem Hrab
The Winter Solstice is happening as I write this column. It’s the shortest day of the year and the longest, darkest night of the year. But during this time, every night often feels like the longest, ...
December 23, 2020
Indigenous Identity and the Responsibilities of Telling StoriesBy Waubgeshig Rice
Writing the stories of your people is the ultimate honour. It is also a privilege, and carries immense responsibilities. This is especially true of Indigenous communities in Canada, who continue to recover ...
December 18, 2020
I Wrote 100,000 Words in a Month: Or When Productivity is Really Crip GriefBy A.H. Reaume
(This is not a ‘How To’ article. This is also not an inspiring story about a disabled person doing an extraordinary thing. There is nothing extraordinary here. There is only a dispatch from a place ...
December 16, 2020
Soundwalking Through the PandemicBy Shazia Hafiz Ramji
Every year, there are a few times I think I’m free from the grip of depression. And every year, there are a few times I realize that I’m not. Years ago when I was diagnosed with major depressive disorder, ...
December 09, 2020
Book Therapy: The books that helped us through 2020By Stacey May Fowles
“I wanted to start making things that made me and others feel hopeful—even when it felt like there isn’t much to hold onto, and even when we just didn’t feel good.”—Hana Shafi, Small, Broke, ...
November 30, 2020
When old ways, thoughts, beliefs, and people no longer serve youBy Chelene Knight
“Every moment is a fresh beginning.” —T.S. EliotLately I have been thinking about the act of releasing the things in my life that no longer serve me. When I revise a piece of writing, the first ...