August 17, 2022
Read an Excerpt from Grace Vanderzande's Story of Life and Love as an Ontario Farmer
Grace Vanderzande didn't set out to be a farmer or a writer, but falling in love led her to become both. When she met her husband and he shared his dream of owning and farming land in eastern Ontario, ...
May 03, 2021
Contest: Enter to Win A Pulse-Spiking Pack of Literary Mysteries from ECW's Thriller Master John Jantunen
John Jantunen's unique literary voice brings northern Ontario to the forefront – not only for its beauty, but as a perfect backdrop to some of the most compulsively readable thrillers and mysteries ...
April 14, 2021
Ross Breithaupt on Weaving Together Music, Mourning, and the Gritty Reality of Tree Planting in His Moving First Novel
Anyone who's ever tried their hand at tree-planting in Canada knows it's an intense undertaking. For 20-year old Rory Fleck, the intensity is just what he's looking for—a place to forget himself and ...
September 17, 2019
Guest Authors Nick Green, Elizabeth Greene, & K.D. Miller on the "Writers’ Heaven" that is The Word on the Street
This weekend, The Word on the Street will bring Toronto book lovers together. On festival Sunday, September 22, 2019 (that's this weekend!), the Harbourfront Centre transforms into what guest author ...
August 27, 2019
Take It Outside: Talking Eden Mills Writers Festival with Guest Authors Andrew Kaufman & Alix Ohlin
We've written about what a unique and fascinating festival the Eden Mill Writers' Festival is, tucked away in its pastoral setting outside of Guelph, Ontario, and with the 2019 festival just around the ...
August 08, 2019
Ontario's Biggest Small Town Festival: How Eden Mills Became One of the Most Unique Literary Destinations in the Province
The Eden Mills Writers' Festival is a unique experience in the busy CanLit event calendar - pastoral, open and supportive, and tucked into the heart of the countryside outside of Guelph, it's the only ...
August 01, 2019
Ontario's Newest Literary Phenomenon: What is CITADEL? An Interview with Jaclyn Desforges & Robin Richardson
If you're a writer, publishing employee, or enthusiastic follower of CanLit, you've probably heard of CITADEL, the new project launched by award-winning writers Jaclyn Desforges and Robin Richardson. ...
April 15, 2019
Contest! Win Prince Edward County Literature from ‘County Reads’ authors!
The County Reads Authors Festival takes place April 25th to 27th, 2019, and features celebrated authors such as Wayne Grady, Debra Komar, Camilla Gibb, Shaughnessy Bishop-Stall, Brian Flack, Cornelia ...
September 19, 2018
Ontario's Vibrant Voices: Talking to The Word on the Street Authors Lezlie Lowe, Rabindranath Maharaj, & Merilyn Simonds
The Word on the Street Toronto's Vibrant Voices of Ontario stage is a perennial favourite with festival goers, packed as it is with some of the brightest, most talented literary voices in the province. ...
December 06, 2017
Bestsellers of the Future: Read the Winning Texts from the 2017 Write Across Ontario Student Writing Competition!
We've heard so many of our favourite writers say they fell in love with writing and reading from their earliest days. So we're excited to present what just might be the next crop of great Canadian writers ...