June 23, 2020
Erin Steuter and Alan Spinney on Media Literacy, Critical Thinking, and Their New Graphic Novel
With the world currently on fire in multiple directions, many news outlets have eschewed fair and balanced reporting in favour of ramping up the public's fear, anxiety, and rage to greater serve their ...
May 19, 2020
The Entitled Interview: Bilal Baig on Getting Shook Up and Connecting with Language
In playwright Bilal Baig's newest work, Acha Bacha (forthcoming from Playwrights Canada), a queer Muslim man must reconcile two parts of his identity over the course of one life-changing day.Zaya is ...
April 02, 2020
"A Title Is Like a Doorbell, Not a Doorway" April Writer-In-Residence Dani Spinosa On Her Subversive New Collection
It's National Poetry Month! A time for poets, publishers, and fans to read, share, and talk about their favourite poems and authors. The Canadian poetry community produces a wide variety of fearless, ...
March 18, 2020
"Let's Stop Being Nice. Let's Be Ourselves Instead." Lauren McKeon Tackles Institutional Inequality In Her New Book
Despite optimistic think-pieces to the contrary, the gender-based discrimination women face both in and out of the workplace is still incredibly, depressingly, present. Tasked with having to work much ...
February 27, 2020
The Entitled Interview: March 2020 Writer-in-Residence Leslie Shimotakahara Finds Inspiration Through Family
Reading Toronto-based author Leslie Shimotakahara, you get the sense that family, and history, have always been important to her work.Her first book, the Canada-Japan Literary Prize-winning The Reading ...
January 21, 2020
The Entitled Interview: David Ly Dissects Masculinity in His Debut Collection
In Mythical Man (publishing April 2020 via Palimpsest Press), his debut collection of poetry, author David Ly explores themes of masculinity, sexuality, race, and personal identity, shattering preconceived ...
November 27, 2019
The Entitled Interview, with Fereshteh Molavi
Fereshteh Molavi's newest book, Thirty Shadow Birds (Inanna Publications), is an exploration of the challenges faced by new immigrants and the deep scars left by a legacy of violence.Fleeing the bloodshed ...
October 17, 2019
"Does the Language of the Title Tilt and Surprise?" Poet Vincent Pagé on Titles, Fires, & Bathing with Serge Gainsbourg
It's no surprise Vincent Pagé's debut collection has an eye-catching title - with work published in journals across the country and a National Magazine Award nomination under his belt, Pagé's witty ...
May 29, 2019
Andrew Forbes on Titles Shaping Stories, Finding Ideas in Government Jargon, & His Musical Inspirations
Andrew Forbes' Lands and Forests (Invisible Publishing) is a gift to short fiction lovers - a spare, smart, thoughtful collection that feels like a gritty Alice Munro descendant peeling back the ordinary ...
May 16, 2019
Troy Wilson on Titles for Kids' Books, Exclamation Marks, & the 12-Year Journey to His New Picture Book
Troy Wilson, author of several beloved books for young readers including the award winning Perfect Man, returns with a charming, funny, and immediately lovable new picture book this spring: Dog vs Ultra ...