September 11, 2020
Stories of the North
There’s no consensus on where Southern Ontario ends and Northern Ontario begins. Some say the French River north of Parry Sound is the unofficial border. Others believe the north begins at the town ...
August 27, 2020
EMWF: Leanne Betasamosake Simpson on Festival Memories, Pre-Event Rituals, and Her New Book
While this year's physical edition of the Eden Mills Writer's Festival may be cancelled, fans and creators alike were thrilled to hear that organizers had decided to make the experience virtual, presenting ...
August 12, 2020
Neal Shannacappo Explores a Dystopian Future in His New Graphic Novel
Set in the year 2242, author and artist Neal Shannacappo's upcoming graphic novel, The Krillian Key: Salamander Run (Kegedonce Press, publishing in September), follows the immortal being Kyrill (a.k.a. ...
August 07, 2020
ABPBC Establishes Greg Younging Undergraduate Award at Simon Fraser University
The Association of Book Publishers of British Columbia (ABPBC) and Simon Fraser University have announced the creation of the Greg Younging Undergraduate Award in Publishing Studies, providing financial ...
July 15, 2020
Aubrey Jean Hanson Explores the Impact of Indigenous Literature in Her New Book
Indigenous writers have long been an important part of Canada's literary landscape, contributing unique and powerful storytelling through novels, short fiction, poems, and essays that have captured imaginations ...
July 13, 2020
Shortlists Revealed for 2020 Sunburst Awards
The Sunburst Award for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic have now announced their 2020 shortlists.Among the final-round authors this year are Scott R. Jones, Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Aviaq ...
July 07, 2020
Keep It Short: Richard Van Camp on the Magic of Short Fiction and Angel Wing Splash Pattern's 20th Anniversary
With his impressively prolific and genre-spanning resume (including 1996's now-classic novel The Lesser Blessed), one could safely assume that critically-acclaimed author Richard Van Camp is usually ...
June 22, 2020
Winners Announced for 2020 Indigenous Voices Awards
Jesse Thistle, Michelle Sylliboy, and Arielle Twist are among the winners of the third annual Indigenous Voices Awards.The announcement, made yesterday on National Indigenous Day (June 21st), came during ...
May 21, 2020
Indigenous Voices Awards Announce 2020 Shortlist
Finalists for the 2020 Indigenous Voices Awards have been announced. Through a press release, the organization stated that winners of the IVAs (pronounced EYE-VAHz) will be revealed during a "virtual ...
April 28, 2020
"If You Live Fully, You Will Write Fully" Gwen Benaway on Writing Memoir, Keeping Balanced, and Learning From The Past
Gwen Benaway's newest collection, day/break (Book*hug), finds the award-winning poet and essayist delving into the internal and external realities of life as a trans woman, unearthing her own history ...