March 25, 2022
Locked Down and Longing for Community: The Genesis of The Quarantine ReviewBy Jeff Dupuis and Sheeza Sarfraz
It started in a pub on the Danforth, the bar filled with older gentlemen dejected at the cancellation of the Dave Mason concert at the Music Hall a half-block away. COVID wasn’t real to them yet, as ...
March 18, 2022
Making the Leap: Why Writing Programs Matter Right NowBy Meaghan Strimas
I’ve been on campus exactly once since March 2020, during the height of one of the province’s lockdowns, to pack up my old office at Humber College’s Lakeshore Campus. I was leaving my post as the ...
March 15, 2022
Why Canada Reads Needs Unhappy NarrativesBy Shazia Hafiz Ramji
Each year on Canada Reads, five books of fiction and nonfiction are chosen by Canadian celebrities who advocate for their book of choice as one that “all of Canada should read.” One book is voted ...
March 09, 2022
Book Therapy: Sunny Days InsideBy Stacey May Fowles
“Is it safe?” “It’s safe now but when won’t it be safe?” “It’s not actually bad here.” “It’s not bad there either.” “What about the money.” “But what about the kids? They’ll ...
February 11, 2022
Making a skating rink, and other tricks for stepping away from a work-in-progressBy Lindsay Zier-Vogel
On a particularly cold Friday morning, I piled my kids in a car with snow pants and skates and a pile of books and we headed to a cottage rental. We all were desperate for a change of scenery, and I was ...
February 03, 2022
Book Therapy: The Music GameBy Stacey May Fowles
“I was a human being, and human beings needed to say goodbye, to get together, to cry in the same room.”—Stéfanie Clermont, The Music GameThis deep into the seemingly never ending story that is ...
January 14, 2022
Why 2022 Is a Year of RememberingBy Shazia Hafiz Ramji
In the last week of December 2021, I tried to remember what I had done during the year. I couldn’t remember. I had life-changing experiences – started a PhD, completed my first term successfully, ...
January 07, 2022
A Writer’s Guide to Reading in 2022By Lindsay Zier-Vogel
I read a lot of books in 2021. More than I ever have, except for maybe the summers when I was eight and would clear out the chapter book section at Humber Bay library. I have always been an escapist, ...
December 20, 2021
Book Therapy: Favourites from my favouritesBy Stacey May Fowles
Every year, in the back of my agenda, I keep a simple running list of the books I’ve read. More than anything, it’s a handy way to remember what exactly I consumed and when, but it also offers a useful ...
December 14, 2021
The Renaissance of FanfictionBy Ayesha Mumal
For those who have grown invested in any fanbase whether it be movies, musicians, anime, cartoons and, of course, books, it’s more than likely you’ve come across fanfiction at some point in your life. ...