November 20, 2020
Vine Awards Announce $10,000 Winners, Including a Second Vine Award for Matti Friedman
Wednesday evening saw another literary organization creatively embracing the new digital landscape to celebrate outstanding writing as the annual Vine Awards for Canadian Jewish Literature announced ...
July 28, 2020
Suzanne Evans Explores Food, Women, and War in Her New Biography
During the second World War, in Singapore's notorious Changi Prison, Ontario's Ethel Mulvany suffers and starves alongside hundreds of other women. To ward off their debilitating hunger pains, they use ...
December 03, 2019
"I’ve Been Determined to Open up the Adventure Narrative into Something Deeper" Ailsa Ross Shines a Light on History's Bravest Women in Her New Book
In her newest book, The Girl Who Rode a Shark: And Other Stories of Daring Women (Pajama Press), author Ailsa Ross shows kids and grown-ups alike that the great heroes of history are not always the men ...
September 20, 2019
When History and Fiction Collide: On the Necessity of Irreverence
A week before I attended my first writing residency at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity last month, a historian in Vancouver gave me an envelope containing a strip of negatives. I developed them ...
March 24, 2019
Writer at Work: Speaking with the Dead
A couple of weeks ago, I had the honour of speaking on panels at Room Magazine’s Growing Room Festival. During a Q&A session with the audience after the intersectionality, diaspora, and Asian-Canadian ...
February 12, 2019
Contest! Ready, Aim, Enter this Military History Giveaway with Wilfrid Laurier University Press
History buffs gather round, you won't want to miss entering to win this prize pack of military history books from Wilfrid Laurier University Press. Three times the historical goodness with three great ...
August 21, 2018
Contest! Embrace the True History of Labour Day with a Progressive Prize Pack from Between the Lines
Labour Day isn't just a long weekend – it acknowledges the hard, historical work unions, activists, & other labour crusaders did, the effects of which we still benefit from today. Embrace the history ...
June 10, 2016
On Writing, with James Laxer
Three men shaped one of the most influential decades of North American history. John A. Macdonald, Abraham Lincoln, and Thomas Jefferson, each an icon in his own right, all contributed in ways that are ...