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"A Sustained Think... on Trauma" March 2021 Writer in Residence Anne Stone on Writing a Pandemic Novel Before COVID
Sometimes an author's imagination dovetails so perfectly, and unexpectedly, with the outside world that the prescience seems almost chilling. Such is the case with Girl Minus X (Wolsak & Wynn) by Anne ...
January 20, 2021
Denise Davy's Her Name Was Margaret is a Heartbreaking and Unflinching Examination of Mental Health & Homelessness
Award-winning journalist Denise Davy was no stranger to investigating tough stories. But when she met Margaret Jacobson, her heartbreaking story stood out to Davy. Once a happy and healthy young girl, ...
December 14, 2020
Contest: Reconnect with the Land with Inspiring Nonfiction from Wolsak & Wynn
It's all too easy to take the land we live on for granted, to forget how much it gives us, and who has lived on it and taken care of it. But as we hunker down for winter, and the land enters its chilly ...
December 10, 2020
Bee Whisperer Jenna Butler Talks from Her Off the Grid Alberta Farm about Climate, Storytelling, & Healing
In recent years, we've learned to look to the bees as a metric of our world's failing health, and the results haven't been heartening. But there are those who are doing the work to support these essential ...
November 12, 2020
Susan Perly on Writing Grief, Reading Don Quixote, and Why Her Favourite Character is a Talking Octopus
Susan Perly's Giller Prize-nominated Death Valley drew comparisons to everything from Twin Peaks to Alice in Wonderland for its dark humour and compelling beauty. So her follow-up, Stella Atlantis ...
August 14, 2020
Contest Alert: Win a Poetry Prize Pack from Wolsak & Wynn!
August is Poetry Month at Wolsak & Wynn, and we're partnering with the beloved Hamilton-based publisher to give away four of their new poetry titles to one lucky winner!The prize pack will include James ...
February 04, 2020
"I Would Watch Icebergs Calf and Moan, Float by as If Apparitions" Read an Excerpt from Laisha Rosnau's Little Fortress
Based upon real events, award-winning author Laisha Rosnau's newest novel Little Fortress (Wolsak & Wynn) follows the journey of the Caetanis, an aristocratic Italian family who fled the rise of fascism ...
August 29, 2019
September 2019 Writer-in-Residence Nancy Jo Cullen on Library Love, Recommended Reads, and Bronwen Wallace
Fans of Nancy Jo Cullen know that she is the rare writer who can do it all; her writing is smart, sharp, and memorable in poetry, short fiction, and now, in a novel: Western Alienation Merit Badge (Wolsak ...
July 08, 2019
Contest! Enter to Win Wolsak & Wynn's Powerful Women Prize Pack!
Indie powerhouse press Wolsak & Wynn has a an amazing group of powerful women writers in their Spring 2019 season, and they're kindly offering to share the wealth. You can enter for a chance to win ...
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 ...