February 26, 2020
My Story: Prudence Emery On Writing Her Memoir, Making New Discoveries, and Looking Back
Saying Prudence Emery has had a unique ride through life would be an understatement. Born in Nanaimo, British Columbia, she left behind her family and their expectations to attend art school in London, ...
February 11, 2020
"This Was the Perfect Time for Me to Tell the Story" Amanda Leduc Talks Fairy Tales, Disability, and Progress in Her New Book
The often-problematic role of disabled people in fairy tales hasn't been widely studied, but author Amanda Leduc's new book Disfigured: On Fairy Tales, Disability, and Making Space (Coach House) is determined ...
February 05, 2020
"There Is Some Witting and Unwitting Mythologizing Involved" Erin Brubacher and Christine Brubaker Get Experimental in Their New Travel Memoir
When authors Christine Brubaker and Erin Brubacher departed on a 700km walking journey from Ontario to Pennsylvania, they weren't sure what they were going to find. Intending to trace the migration path ...
January 14, 2020
"I Felt It Was Time to Collect the Pieces and Document Them" Lamees Al Ethari Confronts the Past in Her New Memoir
The 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq was, ostensibly, a mission of liberation. For the Iraqi people, however, the end result was years of displacement, painful separation, and a sudden dissolving of the structure ...
November 12, 2019
"Setting the Secrets Free, Set Me Free of Them" Dorothy Ellen Palmer Finds Liberation Through Humour in Her New Memoir
Dorothy Ellen Palmer has experienced a lot. From a long and fascinating career as an educator to her work as a tireless union activist and champion of inclusivity, her stories are many. In her new memoir, ...
October 30, 2019
"There's a Story Behind My Mom's Death That I Felt Had to Be Told" K.B. Thors on Digging Deep with Her New Memoir-In-Verse
In her new memoir-in-verse, Vulgar Mechanics (Coach House Books), poet K.B. Thors takes the reader on a dark, redemptive journey from heartbreaking loss to spiritual rebirth. Themes of grief, sex, and ...
September 24, 2019
"I’m Something Else. Something in Between." Sonja Boon on Exploring Identity and Belonging in her New Memoir
Sonja Boon's memoir What the Oceans Remember (Wilfrid Laurier University Press) is a wise and deeply researched meditation on both her own family history and current issues in migration and identity. ...
August 26, 2019
Contest! Expand Your Point of View with Powerful Life Writing from Wilfrid Laurier University Press
Progressive, innovative, and timely, the books put out by Wilfrid Laurier University Press are some of the best and most interesting nonfiction around.We've got a great end of summer treat with today's ...
July 03, 2019
Songwriter Dayna Manning Opens Up About Music, Change, & Connection in Her First Memoir
As a singer, songwriter, producer, and sound engineer, Dayna Manning is a musical talent on several fronts. Honoured with nominations for a Juno Prize and the Polaris Prize (as part of her folk trio, ...
June 18, 2019
Read an Excerpt from Sportscaster Bruce Buchanan's Memoir, A Perfect Pick for Hockey Fans
Growing up in the Prairies, Bruce Buchanan was far from alone in his passion for sports of all kinds. But for all the Canadian kids who love their teams, not many go to make a job of it. Bruce, who ...