February 26, 2017 - Ontario
Freedom to Read WeekCelebrating freedom of expression, raising awareness, encouraging participation
Lauren Matera - Program Coordinator, Book and Periodical Council - publicity@theBPC.ca
Freedom to Read Week is an annual event that encourages Canadians to think about and reaffirm their commitment to intellectual freedom, which is guaranteed them under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.Freedom ...
August 18, 2016
Poets in Profile: Vivek Shraya
Multi-talented and multi-genre artist and musician Vivek Shraya is running out of debuts — she has tackled short fiction and the novel and now she's completing her literary hat trick with a gorgeous, ...
August 14, 2016
Why I Led a Boycott Against Stuart Ross
I spent the first forty-five minutes of my own Toronto book launch this past spring standing outside the venue holding up a sign calling for a boycott of myself. This led to an enthusiastic round of jeers ...
August 12, 2016
Pleasant Days … with Stu and Crad
My basement excavations — the chaotic and ecstatic unpacking of dozens of boxes of cryogenically preserved books — recently produced a copy of a chapbook I haven’t thought about in decades. Pleasant ...
August 09, 2016
Doing My Song and Dance
I sent out my first godawful poem for publication when I was ten or eleven years old. I sent it to the Toronto Daily Star; I obviously hadn’t done my market research, since they didn’t publish poetry. ...
August 07, 2016
Introducing Zalman Nehemiah Razovsky … Maybe.
I’ve been wrestling with it for years, and I pondered it a bit in my essay “How Jew You Do?” in Further Confessions of a Small Press Racketeer (Anvil Press, 2015). Should I change my name — Ross ...
August 05, 2016
Debby Florence on Canadian Poetry
As someone who was crazy about a lot of American poets from a very young age, I'm still caught off-balance when an American turns out to be a big fan of Canadian poetry. debby florence is one such American. ...
August 02, 2016
THE Incredible Shrinking Writer
It’s almost six years now since, after nearly half a century in Toronto, I moved to Cobourg, pop. 18,500. My adopted home — "Ontario’s Feel Good Town" — is just a ninety-minute commute east by ...
July 28, 2016
The Entitled Interview with Stuart Ross
July 31, 2016 - Poet and short story writer Stuart Ross has been a mainstay of the vibrant CanLit Indie press scene for years, carving out a niche for his witty, playful, and beautifully bizarre books ...
July 11, 2016
Five Things Literary: Ottawa, with Monty Reid
Ontario is a literary province in every sense — it's chockablock with historically significant points of interest that anyone can visit, but it's also full of seemingly simple local spots beloved by ...