November 07, 2019
Book Therapy: Jessica Westhead’s Worry
"Her brain and her body were still so wobbly then. Nothing about her was behaving the way it was supposed to. The birth had been a traumatic one, and she thought she would never heal.” - Jessica Westhead, ...
December 21, 2018
New Year's Resolutions - Literary Style! Writers Share Their 2019 Goals
Every December, we make a list - not the one for Santa, but the other one: our resolutions. Whether it's hitting the gym more (*muffled laughter*), meal prepping every Sunday, or always taking the stairs, ...
December 08, 2017
Books of the Year
The end of the year is predictably a time for reviewing, taking stock, and of course, lots and lots of best of lists. In the world of books, there are some pretty obvious picks—award winners, best sellers, ...
July 07, 2017
Here’s to Summer! - A Reading List
Usually when the warmer months of the year are upon us, our minds turn to all of that fun, relaxing reading we’ve been putting off. There’s just something about summer that makes us fantasize about ...
March 01, 2017
Geometry Made Into Poetry: A conversation with Mark Kingwell about the game of baseball
For baseball devotees, whether they be of the emotional or analytical type, this time of year is one of hope, renewal, and endless possibility. Over the past few weeks, baseball players from across the ...
January 24, 2017
The Fraught Finish Line: Writers talk about the end of the book
The act of finally finishing a book comes with its own unique set of emotions. Some, of course, are fairly obvious—you spend weeks, months, and years of your life on a single project, writing and rewriting, ...
August 15, 2016
The Final Days of Summer Reading
As we find ourselves in last gasps of summer (how is it already August?) it’s time to park it on the back porch and really focus on that list of carefully chosen seasonal reads.The summer book really ...
June 29, 2016
On Being Plagiarized
Submitted by kevin on June 29, 2016 - 1:36pmAbout a month ago, I came out of a meeting to find a rather strange tweet in my mentions.Someone I had never interacted with before popped up to inform me that ...
May 31, 2016
Writing What’s Closest to Home
Last year, when I turned in the first draft of a memoir on rape trauma, my editor had a pretty reasonable observation. Despite divulging various details of violation, illness, and the path to getting ...
April 12, 2016
Why Don’t We Take Sports Writing Seriously?
In February of last year, Canadian Notes and Queries publisher Dan Wells kindly approached me with a question. “Brainstorming a games issue of CNQ,” he wrote in an email. “Wondered if you might ...