June 03, 2020
Black authors that Canadians should be reading right now
There is no questioning that Canadian publishing has a lot more work to do when it comes to representing Black authors, and addressing racism in our industry, our communities, provinces, and the country ...
December 04, 2019
Read an Excerpt from Fred Groves' 'Elect Her: Still Struggling to Be Recognized as Equals'
In his new book, Elect Her: Still Struggling to Be Recognized as Equals (Crossfield Publishing), author and journalist Fred Groves tackles gender disparity in Canadian politics. Highlighting women who ...
September 20, 2019
When History and Fiction Collide: On the Necessity of Irreverence
A week before I attended my first writing residency at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity last month, a historian in Vancouver gave me an envelope containing a strip of negatives. I developed them ...
December 05, 2018
RBC Taylor Prize Reveals 10 Title 2019 Longlist
Earlier today, the 2019 RBC Taylor Prize jurors, Camilla Gibb, Roy MacGregor, and Beverley McLachlin, announced the longlist for the eighteenth edition of the venerable non-fiction prize. They jury ...
November 08, 2018
Karl Kessler & Sunshine Chen Honour Waterloo's Vanishing Trades with Stunning Portraits in Overtime
From shoemakers to sign painters, felt workers to glove cutters, there are countless skilled, traditional trades and jobs that are slowing disappearing from our increasingly mechanized existence. With ...
September 18, 2018
Nova Scotia's Sandra Murdock Wins CBC Non-fiction Prize with Her "Treasure" of a Story
Sandra Murdock, of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia has won the CBC Nonfiction grand prize for her piece, Easy Family Dinners. Murdock beat out more than 2000 other English language submissions from across the ...
August 15, 2018
Art After Money, Money After Art author Max Haiven on a Post-Work Society, Tea Sandwichs, & Sh*t Disturbing
Making art is work, but within our capitalist system, the relationship between money and art is anything but straight forward (cue all those corporate clients looking to pay for your art in "experience" ...
July 31, 2018
Tanis MacDonald on How We Can Expand Our Idea of the Writing Life to Include Smaller Communities
The stereotype of the artist and writer tends to be an urban one - tiny apartments; cigarettes and whisky; gritty, loud, and busy streets outside the window. But where do these pictures come from and, ...
March 27, 2018
Writers' Trust Announces 2018 Shortlist for Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing
Today the Writers’ Trust of Canada announced the five finalists for the $25,000 Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing. The winner will be announced in Ottawa on May 9, 2018, at the annual ...