September 25, 2018
It Begins with the Body author Hana Shafi on Halloween, Karaoke, & Whether Die Hard is a Christmas Movie
Hana Shafi is the hilarious big sister you always wished for. Her frank, smart, relatable poems tackle everything from anxiety to unibrows, unemployment to rushing to throw up in a bar bathroom. It ...
September 06, 2018
Getting to Know Jules Arita Koostachin: Acclaimed Filmmaker, Poet, Playwright & a Mama You Don't Want to Mess With
Filmmaker Jules Arita Koostachin has developed a reputation for moving, incisive, emotionally sophisticated storytelling in her films and television work. So it's no surprise that her debut poetry collection, Unearthing ...
August 30, 2018
Meet our September 2018 writer in residence, short fiction wizard Jessica Westhead!
A Jessica Westhead short story is a magical thing. Her darkly funny, heartfelt stories of misfits, loners, and compelling weirdos have racked up numerous honours, including nominations for the ReLit ...
June 21, 2018
Geting to Know Author Claire Tacon: Activism, Guelph Love, and a Badass Grandma
Williams Syndrome is a complicated and little-known condition with symptoms including difficulties with visual and spatial tasks, outgoing, empathetic personalities, and numerous health concerns including ...
May 07, 2018
Celebrating Sarah Selecky's Triumphant Return to CanLit
Sarah Selecky's first book, the stylish, wise, and subtly funny story collection This Cake is for the Party, was shortlisted for the Giller Prize in 2010. Since then, Selecky has been busy founding ...
May 02, 2018
Geting to Know Carol Rose Daniels: Tasty Snack Ideas, Sky-High Plans, & Curling Celebs
Carol Rose Daniels' newest poetry collection, Hiaerth (Inanna Publications), mines a particularly painful period in Canadian history: the so-called '60s Scoop, where upwards of 20,000 indigenous children ...
March 08, 2018
Getting to know Daniel Heath Justice: Tolkien, D&D, and The Golden Girls
Acclaimed scholar and author Daniel Heath Justice's Why Indigenous Literatures Matter (Wilfrid Laurier University Press) is a tour de force, combining cultural history, literary analysis, and artistic ...
November 13, 2017
David Huebert on Inspiring a Dress Code, Being Haunted by Cows, and his Bachelorette Canada Connection
David Huebert has been going from strength to strength recently, gathering successes in multiple genres including both the CBC Short Story Prize and the Walrus Poetry Prize. Now, just two years after ...
September 22, 2017
Award-winning author Méira Cook on Swimming in Shark-Infested Waters, Feeling Canadian, & More
A long and happy marriage is no easy feat, but Max and Maggie Binder are amongst the lucky few. Twenty years after they met, Max is still madly in love with his feisty wife, and wants to give her a 40th ...
July 20, 2017
Getting Personal with Nicole Lundrigan: Love Notes, an Autopsy, and More
Nicole Lundrigan's first five novels secured her reputation as an acclaimed, creative, and clever writer telling captivating stories in beautiful language. Her newest book, The Substitute (House of Anansi), ...