December 07, 2022
Multi-Talented Writer & Artist John Brady McDonald Gets Personal About Music, Ghosts, & One Epic, Lost Cassette
John Brady McDonald can do just about anything he turns his hand to. An accomplished musician, speaker, author, and visual artist, he's also served as an activist and advocate for fellow residential ...
October 18, 2022
"But I Don’t Sing for Them. Best Believe that, Junie." Read a Gripping Excerpt from Junie by Chelene Knight
In 1930s Vancouver, Junie and Maddie move into Hogan's Alley, a vibrant Black and immigrant community in the East End. Things look hopeful: jazz singer Maddie has talent and ambition and her young daughter ...
September 29, 2022
On Listening to Music and Writing a Novel
Do you listen to music as you write? I often do, particularly when writing a short story, but it has been several months since I typed the night away with a melody playing in the background. At this moment, ...
August 22, 2021
"The Pull of Words Had Become Urgent" Read an Excerpt from Music, Late and Soon, Robyn Sarah's Memoir of Her Two Artistic Passions
An out-of-the-blue phone call changed the artistic landscape of Robyn Sarah's life. A decorated poet with 11 collections released over more than four decades, Sarah is an integral part of the poetry ...
April 23, 2021
Unstuck: what writers can learn from artists in other disciplines
What can writers learn from burlesque performers, chefs, choreographers, and designers? What advice do established artists in other disciplines have for emerging writers? Let's find out. I'm so excited ...
July 03, 2019
Songwriter Dayna Manning Opens Up About Music, Change, & Connection in Her First Memoir
As a singer, songwriter, producer, and sound engineer, Dayna Manning is a musical talent on several fronts. Honoured with nominations for a Juno Prize and the Polaris Prize (as part of her folk trio, ...