February 23, 2018
Sorry Not Sorry: On Writing a Good Apology
To some extent, public apologies always are a little false. We’ve had no shortage of them recently. Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey and Louis C.K. come to mind. Their statements always feel removed from ...
February 16, 2018
On reading politically, or why the good old days are a flat out lie
It’s a funny time in the world of words. Every morning, when I log into Twitter, people are debating freedom of expression and the politics of how we read. Some of this is just nonsense, really just ...
January 15, 2018
On Margaret Atwood and the new Canlit
It’s nine o’clock on a Sunday night and my son is asleep. This is a time reserved for me, a time when I usually don’t work or think about work, when I sometimes watch Stephen Colbert videos, or ...
December 14, 2017
Dear UBC Accountable
Dear UBC Accountable,It’s been one year since you released your open letter to UBC, and Canada, and the world. I don’t want to wish you a happy birthday, because it’s not happy. Not for me, and ...
October 27, 2017
How My Version of the Canlit Community Sustains Me
Two months ago, one of my best friends was diagnosed with an aggressive form of leukemia. She is a mother. She is a prolific, brilliant writer. And she was my very first writer friend.We first met working ...
August 24, 2017 - 6:00pm - Six Nations Tourism Assembly Room, located at 2498 Chiefswood Road (Corner of Chiefswood Rd and Highway 54)
Getting Published in CanadaPresented by the Ontario Book Publishers Organization and the Festival of Literary Diversity in partnership with the Six Nations Public Library
What does it take to have your book published in Canada? Meet three Canadian publishers: Renee K. Abram of Kegedonce Press, Naseem Hrab of Kids Can Press, and Hazel Millar of BookThug, and learn what ...
June 21, 2017
Meritocracy in a Pale World
Inevitably, I find myself having this conversation:“Why does there always have to be preference or segregation? We should all be judged together and that the best literature will naturally rise to the ...
June 02, 2017
Special Feature: Coach House Books
One evening every September, a back laneway in Toronto fills with writers, artists, publishers and other bookish types. They gather at the annual Coach House Books Wayzgoose to raise a glass to one of ...
April 04, 2017
Kids Can Press wins Bologna Prize for the Best Children’s Publisher of the Year, North America
Toronto-based children’s book publisher, Kids Can Press, has been named Children’s Publisher of the Year in North America at the annual Bologna Children’s Book Fair.The honour was awarded to Kids ...
February 02, 2017
My issue with social justice poetry
We need to have this discussion. As the world becomes a more unstable place, with more incompetent leaders, more writers will be driven to write and perform politically-driven poetry. But, most social ...