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Grant writing 101: Writing a budget
Writing a grant budget can be daunting, but I promise it doesn’t have to be! Many writing grants don’t even require budgets (TAC and OAC!), but some grants, including the Canada Council for the Arts ...
6 hours ago
Excerpt: Laurence Beaudoin-Masse Skewers Influencer & Wellness Culture in Her Brilliant YA Sequel
Laurence Beaudoin-Masse's debut novel, Suck it In and Smile was published to wide acclaim in 2022. Exploring our social media-influenced obsession with perfection and appearance, the young adult novel ...
12 hours ago
I’m a person who gets called “very prolific” a lot. I won’t get into what I think about that or whether I agree or if I think it’s even remotely good for my mental health or personal relationships. ...
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5 Authors Nominated for the $60,000 Atwood Gibson Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize
This morning the Writers’ Trust of Canada announced the five finalists for the 2023 Atwood Gibson Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize. The $60,000 award is one of my country's most prestigious, annually ...
September 26, 2023
Elizabeth Ruth on Exploring Coincidences in Her Mesmerizing, Icy New Novel
Anyone who lived in Toronto in 2013 remembers the ice storm of that winter, which brought the city to its knees. It's against this dramatic backdrop that celebrated writer Elizabeth Ruth's new novel Semi-Detached ...
September 23, 2023
The Strangest Places I've Sold Books
As a niche (I use the word niche here as a stand-in for what others have described as feminist or bad) Canadian novelist, I try not to have high (or any) expectations for the success of my books. Sales ...
September 21, 2023
I’ve been invited to present at a literary festival, now what?
From the Brigadoon-esque setting of The Eden Mills Writer Festival to the hustle and bustle of TIFA Kids, it’s literary festival season. Everyone loves an invite to a party, but make sure you have all ...
September 21, 2023
"Memory is a Slippery and Selective Thing" Paige Maylott on Gaming, Writing, & Finding Herself
What is a body in a virtual world? As we move more and more of our socializing, working, and identities online, where does that leave our understanding of our physical selves, in terms of gender, sexuality, ...
September 20, 2023
Emily Urquhart and John Vaillant Amongst 2023 Finalists for Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction
This morning, the Writers’ Trust of Canada announced five finalists for the Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction, the biggest nonfiction literary award in Canada. The prize has become ...
September 19, 2023
TIFA's Roland Gulliver on Genre Evolution, Programming Pair-Ups, & Some Really Big Swings
The Toronto International Festival of Authors kicks off this year on September 21, with a packed calendar of author talks, readings, workshops, and more at Toronto's Harbourfront Centre. Featuring acclaimed ...