August 24, 2017 - 6:00pm - Six Nations Public Library, 1679 Chiefswood Rd, Ohsweken, ON N0A 1M0
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 15, 2017
Combatting Oppression With Community
Two months ago, I attended Fuel for Fire, a professional development conference for writers of colour, organized by the Ontario Arts Council. The event provided a venue for discussions about writing and ...
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 ...
May 27, 2017
5 Tips to Stand Out in the Slush Pile
You’ve finished your manuscript. It’s been edited by a critique partner. You’ve assembled a pitch. Now what? The next step is securing literary representation to pitch your project to prospective ...
May 24, 2017
Happy Birthday, Marian Engel!
Today is the eighty-fourth birthday of Marian Engel, or it would be, had the novelist not died of cancer in 1985. Now, instead of a person, she is a name, survived like all people by her family and friends, ...
May 19, 2017
Kid Lit Can: Personal "Firsts" In Kid Lit, Part Two
Welcome back to my conversation with five amazing authors about their “firsts” in children’s publishing.Just to catch you up: Naseem Hrab is pleased to have her first picture book published; Suzanne ...
May 08, 2017
Tips from a Festival Director
One of the surprising things to happen when I moved to Yukon was that I became director of an annual writers’ conference. As part of my role, I secure authors, negotiating their fees, even signing their ...
April 28, 2017
Publishing Tips for the Existentially Endangered
A couple of years ago I had a serious health scare. Without going into too much detail, I was admitted into the hospital in late spring and for a brief time no one was able to tell me for sure whether ...
April 23, 2017
Open History - Ottawa and Empire: Canada and the Military Coup in Honduras
Our Open History series continues with Ottawa and Empire, from Between the Lines.Read on after the following description for a Q & A with the author.Ottawa and Empire (from Between the Lines):In ...