February 25, 2018 - 12:00pm - Ontario
Freedom to Read WeekCelebrating freedom of expression, raising awareness, encouraging participation
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 ...
February 12, 2018
New faces at Annick Press
The last few months have seen some major personnel changes at Annick Press, with the retirement of creative director Sheryl Shapiro and longtime marketing manager Brigitte Waisberg in December. Their ...
February 03, 2018
“An Anthem for the Unwell,” an Interview with Shane Neilson
Poet, editor and physician Shane Neilson follows in the long tradition of doctor-writers: someone who works closely amongst the drama of life; who sees the personal, difficult, often hidden aspects of ...
January 05, 2018
An Interview with Marc Di Saverio
“The Main Way I Saw Through his Codedness was Through my Own Experiences,” an Interview with Marc Di SaverioIt’s all too easy, but also hard not to, mention Arthur Rimbaud when discussing Émile ...
December 29, 2017
The Canlit Year in Review: 2017 Can Suck It
I remember the moment when I realized that 2017 was going to irrevocably change Canlit. It was early in June, and I was sitting on a stage, speaking at a panel on diversity and the appropriation of voice. ...
December 18, 2017
An Interview with R. Kolewe
“There’s no doubt that there’s a politics of nostalgia.” - R. KoleweAfter reading R. Kolewe’s Inspecting Nostalgia, discovering that his previous life involved working in software made sense. ...
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 ...
December 08, 2017
Books of the Year
The end of the year is predictably a time for reviewing, taking stock, and of course, lots and lots of best of lists. In the world of books, there are some pretty obvious picks—award winners, best sellers, ...
November 21, 2017
An Interview with Canisia Lubrin
“I think memory, or more specifically, history, plays a role in how we understand ourselves." - Canisia Lubrin. The encyclopedic poetry of Canisia Lubrin simultaneously works on intellectual and cerebral ...
November 03, 2017
Writers & Money - Part Three
This is next installment in a series of surveys that I posted in order to get an idea of how different writers manage to make ends meet. You can read the first response here: http://open-book.ca/News/Writers-and-Money and ...