March 05, 2018
"Loss and Absence Challenge Us to Become Who We Are": Kathleen Venema on Her Unique Mother-Daughter Memoir
The impact of mother-daughter relationships is hard to overstate. In Kathleen Venema's Bird-Bent Grass: A Memoir, in Pieces (Wilfrid Laurier University) the extraordinary influence of the mother-daughter ...
February 20, 2018
Adam Garnet Jones on Finding the Story in his Powerful New Novel Fire Song
Filmmaker Adam Garnet Jones started writing and making movies in his teen years, and even in those early works, he never shied away from difficult, complex storytelling. So it's no surprise that his ...
February 14, 2018
“What Does it Mean to Be Home?” Chelene Knight on Her Writing Journey, Genre-Bending, & the Unanswerable Questions
Dear Current Occupant (Book*hug) is the second book from Vancouver's Chelene Knight, whose debut poetry collection Braided Skin was praised as "compelling" and "a whorl of wisdom". With Dear Current ...
January 16, 2018
Get Inspired by the Activists & Editors of Beautiful Rising: Creative Resistance from the Global South
When the cards are stacked against them, activists are left with only the most creative and courageous options to make their voices heard as they protest violence, hatred, and discrimination.In Beautiful ...
January 11, 2018
"Writing is Like Learning Where to Look for Lost Things": Talking with Debut Author Marc Labriola
In Marc Labriola's Dying Behaviour of Cats (Quattro Books), Theo hasn't set foot outside in seven years. On the night of a violent hurricane, he swears he sees a leopard climb onto his roof. It turns ...
January 02, 2018
Embrace TV Binge Season with Suzannah Showler's Most Dramatic Ever: The Bachelor
It's freezing cold outside, but your TV subscription of choice is toasty warm. Tis the season for binging, my friends! With that in mind, we put on our slippers and soft pants and spoke to the brilliant Suzannah ...
December 21, 2017
Getting Merry with Stephanie Simpson McLellan, author of The Christmas Wind
Are you in the holiday spirit yet? We hope that wherever you are, and however you're celebrating this winter (or getting cozy and skipping the celebrating), you're feeling the magic.To help with that, ...
December 18, 2017
Jordan Tannahill and William Ellis on the Legacy of Videofag, One of Toronto's Most Exciting Art Spaces
The brainchild of William Ellis and Jordan Tannahill, Toronto's Videofag, one of the city's premiere experimental art spaces, existed for four brilliant years of wildly creative performances, screenings, ...
December 13, 2017
Lorri Neilsen Glenn on Following a Family Trail to Uncover the Historical Erasure of Indigenous Women
It was a passing comment from an aunt that revealed a family tragedy to Lorri Neilsen Glenn. Once Lorri learned of her great-grandmother's untimely death, she found herself drawn down a path of family ...
November 27, 2017
Mariam Pirbhai on Bringing Invisible Characters into the Spotlight
An earthquake survivor, a resort hotel maid, a migrant worker on a chicken farm. These are just a few of the fascinating and diverse characters in Mariam Pirbhai's short story collection Outside People ...