August 20, 2019
Writing Through Trauma Is Writing Through Forgetting
A few days ago, I finished writing a short story. A new short story. Because my fiction is drawn from my life, I journalled first, did a freewrite, and then outlined the first half of the story to nudge ...
June 14, 2019
Poetry Reigns at the Trillium Prize with Winners Dionne Brand and Robin Richardson
Dionne Brand and Robin RichardsonIt's was an all-poetry year for the Trillium Book Awards, announced last night in Toronto. Both the Trillium Book Award (an open genre prize) and, of course, the Trillium ...
May 28, 2019
The Griffin Prize Poets on Writers' Work Days & Favourite Canadian Poems
The Griffin Prize is not only one of the biggest literary prizes in Canada; it has become one of the most prestigious and influential poetry prizes in the world, annually honouring one International ...
January 08, 2018
Walking Cities Project Pairs Dionne Brand with Edinburgh-based poet Author Vahni Capildeo to Explore the City
One thing the CanLit community can agree on is that we all love Dionne Brand - one our most versatile, powerful, and eloquent writers. So it's a treat to see her represent Toronto in this video created ...
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Publishing the Unpublished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 ...