March 29, 2021
Speaking Your Story into Existence
Over the winter I was part of two separate online writing residencies through the Banff Centre. Each cohort involved wonderfully talented writers from across the land, sharing their stories, truths, and ...
February 04, 2021
Read an Excerpt from Parliamentary Poet Laureate Louise Bernice Halfe's Newly Re-Released, Iconic Collection Blue Marrow
Louise Bernice Halfe - Sky Dancer is an icon of Canadian poetry, so it was a celebratory moment when, earlier this week, she was announced as the ninth Parliamentary Poet Laureate, one of the country's ...
January 06, 2021
"The History is Present in Each Moment" Nathan Niigan Noodin Adler on His Spectacular New Short Fiction Collection, Ghost Lake
Nathan Niigan Noodin Adler's 2016 novel Wrist was a taut, smart Indigenous monster story that launched Adler as a talented new literary voice. Readers are in for a treat with his follow up, Ghost ...
December 23, 2020
Indigenous Identity and the Responsibilities of Telling Stories
Writing the stories of your people is the ultimate honour. It is also a privilege, and carries immense responsibilities. This is especially true of Indigenous communities in Canada, who continue to recover ...
November 24, 2020
Celebrating Indigenous Feminism: Carol Rose GoldenEagle on her Powerful New Novel
After three decades as a journalist, Carol Rose GoldenEagle turned her talents to fiction, poetry, and visual art, and she hasn't slowed down since. Since publishing her first novel, Bearskin Diary, ...
October 29, 2020
"It Is Okay to Go Inside of Yourself Even if it Scares You" Poet Joseph A. Dandurand on Opening Doors
Perhaps Richard van Camp said it best about prolific and powerful poet Joseph A. Dandurand's writing when he commented "Good Lord—what a voice!" Dandurand's 13 collections of poetry have consistently ...
August 27, 2020
EMWF: Leanne Betasamosake Simpson on Festival Memories, Pre-Event Rituals, and Her New Book
By Graham ChristianWhile this year's physical edition of the Eden Mills Writer's Festival may be cancelled, fans and creators alike were thrilled to hear that organizers had decided to make the experience ...
August 12, 2020
Neal Shannacappo Explores a Dystopian Future in His New Graphic Novel
Set in the year 2242, author and artist Neal Shannacappo's upcoming graphic novel, The Krillian Key: Salamander Run (Kegedonce Press, publishing in September), follows the immortal being Kyrill (a.k.a. ...
August 05, 2020
Giller Foundation Donates $25,000 to Indigenous Literary Studies Association and Diaspora Dialogues
The Giller Foundation announced yesterday they will be making donations of $25,000 each to the Indigenous Literary Studies Association and Diaspora Dialogues, two organizations dedicated to supporting ...
July 15, 2020
Aubrey Jean Hanson Explores the Impact of Indigenous Literature in Her New Book
Indigenous writers have long been an important part of Canada's literary landscape, contributing unique and powerful storytelling through novels, short fiction, poems, and essays that have captured imaginations ...