9 hours ago
At the Desk: Claire Caldwell
Toronto poet Claire Caldwell's new collection, Gold Rush (Invisible Publishing), is a study of the various ways women can be considered settlers in their own time, and what effect that presence has had ...
11 hours ago
Something on race.
I had planned to post something on race. I was going to look at how it has affected me, including the friendships I have (and don’t have) today in real life. I was going to explore race in story and ...
one day ago
Brad Casey on Honouring Your Space, Writing From the Heart, and Handling Rejection
The linked short stories that comprise Toronto author Brad Casey's debut collection The Handsome Man (Book*hug) follow a young man as he travels through North America and Europe, falling in with a series ...
one day ago
Writing and the Body.
As I sit at my desk and stare at this screen, I’m reminded of the impact of writing on my body. I recognize being able-bodied carries a tremendous amount of privilege, and there are many others with ...
May 26, 2020
How to Keep Making Children’s Books Right Now, Or Not
As this new normal becomes, well, more normal, those of us able to self-isolate may start to find a bit of space in-between all of our feelings and obligations to build new writing routines, drawing routines ...
May 26, 2020
Read an Excerpt from Anita Lahey's Touching New Memoir 'The Last Goldfish'
When a teenage Anita Lahey met her best friend Louisa in high school, their connection was immediate and powerful. From that day on, the two girls would spend their formative days navigating the pains ...
May 25, 2020
Between the Lines Releasing COVID-19 Essay Anthology 'Sick of the System'
Looking for some thoughtful perspective and productive solutions during our current pandemic? Between the Lines has got you covered!The Toronto-based radical indie publisher has announced the surprise ...
May 24, 2020
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about what sustains us. Art, in many ways, can feed and fill us. But in a more literal sense, food has come into much greater focus these past few months. Along with ...
May 21, 2020
Indigenous Voices Awards Announce 2020 Shortlist
Finalists for the 2020 Indigenous Voices Awards have been announced. Through a press release, the organization stated that winners of the IVAs (pronounced EYE-VAHz) will be revealed during a "virtual ...
May 20, 2020
Am I a Music Vampire?
I usually write to music. More accurately, I write to individual songs. I listen to one song on repeat, for hours, days, sometimes even weeks or months. I’m not sure at what point exactly this became ...