September 08, 2020
Kids Club: Thao Lam on Bookmaking, Talking It Out, and the Inspiring Stories of Refugees
In award-winning author and illustrator Thao Lam's newest picture book, The Paper Boat (Owlkids), a child escaping warn-torn Vietnam finds some unlikely kindred spirits.After finding a group of ants trapped ...
September 01, 2020
Meet Our September Writer-in-Residence, Cary Fagan!
We're thrilled to announce our September writer-in-residence, Cary Fagan!A prolific author of books for both kids and adults, his critically-acclaimed work has earned him accolades such as the Vicky Metcalfe ...
August 27, 2020
EMWF: Leanne Betasamosake Simpson on Festival Memories, Pre-Event Rituals, and Her New Book
By Graham ChristianWhile this year's physical edition of the Eden Mills Writer's Festival may be cancelled, fans and creators alike were thrilled to hear that organizers had decided to make the experience ...
August 26, 2020
Dane Swan on Diversity, Good Editing, and His New Anthology
While there is surely a lot of work still to be done, Canadian literature is enjoying a pretty exciting time at the moment. With both large and indie publishers paying greater attention to work by authors ...
August 19, 2020
Dirty Dozen: Sarah Howden on Thunderstorms, Dairy-Free Sweets, and Bad Jokes
Author Sarah Howden's debut picture book, Cone Cat (Owlkids), is all about adapting to new situations.Jeremy the cat wakes up in the vet's office feeling a little off. It doesn't take him long to figure ...
August 13, 2020
My Story: Julie Macfarlane on Standing Up, Speaking Out, and Surviving
Trigger Warning: Discussion of Sexual AbuseAuthor, activist, and law professor Julie Macfarlane has written extensively about our legal system, publishing books and articles over the course of her distinguished ...
August 12, 2020
Neal Shannacappo Explores a Dystopian Future in His New Graphic Novel
Set in the year 2242, author and artist Neal Shannacappo's upcoming graphic novel, The Krillian Key: Salamander Run (Kegedonce Press, publishing in September), follows the immortal being Kyrill (a.k.a. ...
August 06, 2020
Kids' Club: Colleen Nelson on Her New Dog, Her Favourite Books, and Inter-Generational Connections
Harvey the Westie is back again in author Colleen Nelson's newest book, Harvey Holds His Own (Pajama Press).The furry protagonist of Harvey Comes Home is now working at the Brayside retirement home ...
August 03, 2020
August Writer-in-Residence Alison Wearing on Family, Unexpected Inspiration, and the Art of Memoir
Say hello to Alison Wearing, our writer-in-residence for August!A critically-acclaimed author, educator, and multimedia artist, Wearing's previous book Confessions of a Fairy's Daughter earned her nominations ...
July 28, 2020
Suzanne Evans Explores Food, Women, and War in Her New Biography
During the second World War, in Singapore's notorious Changi Prison, Ontario's Ethel Mulvany suffers and starves alongside hundreds of other women. To ward off their debilitating hunger pains, they use ...