January 02, 2020
The Lucky Seven Interview: Robert Reid Talks Fly-Fishing and Connecting to Nature
For human beings, forging a real connection with nature can be essential to our understanding of not only ourselves, but our place within the planet on which we live. Spending time in the quiet isolation ...
December 17, 2019
The Lucky Seven Interview: Lise Leblanc Talks Self-Care, Burnout, and the Challenges of Caregiving
Taking care of ailing loved ones is something many of us have experienced or will experience someday, whether it be an aging parent, or a partner suffering with health issues. The challenges involved ...
October 29, 2019
Governor General's Literary Award Winners Announced, including Honours for Book*hug, Playwrights Canada, & Groundwood Books
From a poetic exploration of Indigenous trans identity to the keenly imagined story of a brave young girl and her eagle friend, the 2019 winners of the Governor General's Literary Awards span numerous ...
September 25, 2019
Victoria's Jenny Boychuk Captures CBC Nonfiction Prize for "Slow Violence", a "Beautifully Written Story of Grace"
Today CBC Books announced that Jenny Boychuk of Victoria has won the grand prize in the 2019 CBC Nonfiction contest for her piece "Slow Violence", an exploration of family trauma and forgiveness through ...
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. ...
September 18, 2019
CBC Books Announces Nonfiction Prize Shortlist, with a Focus on Family History and Mental Health
This morning, CBC Books announced the five finalists vying for the prestigious CBC Nonfiction Prize.The prize is part of a suite of writing prizes at CBC that also includes a poetry award and short story ...
September 17, 2019
Writers' Trust Announces All-Woman Weston Prize for Nonfiction Shortlist
The biggest nonfiction prize of the year has announced its prestigious shortlist, and the women have spoken. The Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction awards $60,000 to one nonfiction book ...
September 09, 2019
Contest! Get the Best of Both Worlds with The Word on the Street's Facts and Fiction Prize Pack!
Are you a nonfiction lover? Or someone who adores curling up with a novel? Why not both?If you're more into fabulous writing that genre divides, we've got the contest for you! Courtesy of The Word on ...
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 17, 2019
"We Need to Celebrate the Efforts of Our Students" Author & Educator Larry Swartz on Teaching Creative Writing
As an instructor at U of T's prestigious teaching education program, OISE, Larry Swartz knows a thing or two about inspiring students. He's also written several teaching guides and textbooks, which focus ...