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 ...
July 16, 2019
The Fate of Housing in Toronto: John Lorinc on New Essays, Ideas, and Hope for the City's Future
It's hard to imagine any topic more on Torontonians' minds these days than housing. As the city, like so many other cities around the world, becomes more and more unaffordable and both rent and property ...
June 26, 2019
"For Me, Everything That Isn’t Asphalt and Concrete is Part of the Urban Forest" Read an Excerpt from Treed by Ariel Gordon
A walk in the woods is a deceptively simple thing. From the complex ecosystems we pass to the psychological effects of spending time in a natural setting, our simple walks can be something fascinating ...
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 ...
June 05, 2019
Cheryl Thompson on the Complicated History of the Black Beauty Industry in Canada
The politics of Black hair can be deeply complex, and the industry surrounding Black beauty intersects with the cultural and personal experiencing of Black people, especially women. From the struggles ...
June 03, 2019
Contest! Win Essential Contemporary Nonfiction from Coach House's Exploded Views Series
Coach House Books, one of the oldest and most influential independent publishers in Canada, started their Exploded Views nonfiction series several years ago to "offer surprising perspectives on the most ...
May 07, 2019
"Something Intimate, Honest, and Very Politically Feminist" Alexandra Kimball on Exploring Feminism's Failures with Infertility
A lifelong feminist, journalist Alexandra Kimball found herself shocked by how isolated her struggles with infertility left her. In a movement that is meant to support all women, she found herself, ...
April 16, 2019
Kate Harris Picks Jessica J. Lee for 2019 RBC Taylor Emerging Writer Award
2019 RBC Taylor Emerging Writer Award winner Jessica J. LeeNow in its sixth year, The Charles Taylor Foundation's Emerging Writer Award (sponsored by RBC Wealth Management) is a unique program aimed ...