July 21, 2020
My Story: Naseem Hrab on Divorce, Vulnerability, and Trading a Pencil for a Croissant
Divorce can be a big adjustment for a child, bringing up many different feelings that are tough to make sense of. Settling comfortably into a new weekly routine, with two places to call home, takes a ...
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 ...
July 09, 2020
John Sobol on Being an 'Existential' Kids Writer, Appreciating Life, and Connecting With His Audience
Born (Groundwood), author, poet, and musician John Sobol's newest picture book, dives into an experience that bonds us all yet is discussed relatively rarely: that of our own birth. Told through a lyrical ...
July 08, 2020
EMWF: Souvankham Thammavongsa on What Makes for a Great Event
While 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 virtual, presenting ...
July 07, 2020
Keep It Short: Richard Van Camp on the Magic of Short Fiction and Angel Wing Splash Pattern's 20th Anniversary
With his impressively prolific and genre-spanning resume (including 1996's now-classic novel The Lesser Blessed), one could safely assume that critically-acclaimed author Richard Van Camp is usually ...
July 02, 2020
The Dirty Dozen with July Writer-in-Residence Irfan Ali
Meet our July 2020 writer-in-residence, Irfan Ali!A Toronto-born poet, essayist, and educator, Ali's previous book of short poetry Who I Think About When I Think About You found him shortlisted for the ...
June 30, 2020
Alex Pugsley Gets to the Heart of Halifax in His Debut Novel
In certain stories, the setting itself becomes a character, containing all the rich history and moody dynamics of the people who occupy it. Such is the case with Alex Pugsley's debut novel Aubrey McKee ...
June 25, 2020
Eden Mills Writers' Festival: Artistic Director Nicola Dufficy on Adapting to COVID-19 and What Fans Can Expect From Their Online Literary Series
A much-anticipated event for creators and fans alike, the Eden Mills Writers' Festival has taken place in the picturesque hamlet of Eden Mills, Ontario for one weekend every September since its inception ...
June 23, 2020
Erin Steuter and Alan Spinney on Media Literacy, Critical Thinking, and Their New Graphic Novel
With the world currently on fire in multiple directions, many news outlets have eschewed fair and balanced reporting in favour of ramping up the public's fear, anxiety, and rage to greater serve their ...
June 18, 2020
Sue Macartney on Loving Yourself, Funny Birds, and Her Favourite Writing Partner
Benjamin, the central character in author and illustrator Sue Macartney's new picture book Benjamin's Blue Feet (Pajama Press), is a blue-footed booby — a seabird native to the South Pacific. While ...