September 12, 2017
An Interview with Sarah Pinder
“When you empty out your psychic pockets, how do all the disparate pieces relate to each other?”I read Sarah Pinder’s most recent poetry collection, Common Place, while commuting from my home in ...
September 05, 2017
Writers and Money
I’ve been a professional writer for about eight years now, that is, writing has been my full-time occupation. That wasn’t always the case of course, and I’ve tried to be forthright with people about ...
August 30, 2017
“I think suffering shows us who we truly are.” - Q&A with Gurjinder Basran
A Q&A with Gurjinder Basran, author of Someone You Love is GoneIn 2010, debut novelist Gurjinder Basran won the Search for the Great BC Novel Contest, and the following year took home the Ethel Wilson ...
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 ...
August 21, 2017
Publishing the Unpublished
A closer look at an instigating moment in Canadian booksThe evening of June 22, Harbourfront Centre hosted a special International Festival of Authors event. Though the series is best known for presenting ...
August 16, 2017
Considering the Incomplete
I love to buy something then cut it in half. I did this recently with a product called the World’s Best Dishcloth and felt like a genius. Now I had two dishcloths and they were both the best dishcloth ...
August 10, 2017
“Considering the Book as Bi(bli)osphere,” an Interview with Gary Barwin
The writing of poet, composer, and recently Giller nominated novelist Gary Barwin has music to it that sounds like a gathering of organic materials, processed and released over and over until they sound ...
August 04, 2017
A few months ago I quit my safe, reliable customer service job at Starbucks to focus on writing. I’d just received a grant and I was ready to go full-throttle towards finally writing a book. Those last ...
July 31, 2017
An Interview with David O’Meara, organizer of the Plan 99 Reading Series
In the Manx Pub, a basement bar on Ottawa’s Elgin St., there’s a slim shelf of books – lots of poetry, but also some prose. The books are often browsed, often borrowed, and often returned. They’re ...
July 27, 2017
An Interview With Catriona Wright
“You start to realize just how culturally constructed ideas of the edible vs. inedible are."Among the themes poets tend to shy away from, gastronomy lives somewhere at the top alongside rent and debt. ...