April 26, 2022
"This is the First Time I’ve Kissed a Girl" Meet Sophie Labelle's Nonbinary Teen Protagonist in an Excerpt from Wish Upon a Satellite
Sophie Labelle, creator of the popular web comic Assigned Male and an acclaimed writer, activist, and artist, has created a memorable, witty, and vibrant nonbinary protagonist in Ciel, the teenage ...
January 26, 2022
"I Was Unsure if I’d Ever Find the Ending" Lorrie Potvin on Finding Answers in Her Gripping New Memoir of Queer Identity, Family, & More
Lorrie Potvin knows a lot about telling stories. Her first book, First Gear: A Motorcycle Memoir, told the incredible story of her motorcycle journey from Ottawa to Winnipeg, at age 50, while living ...
December 08, 2021
Read an Excerpt from Candas Jane Dorsey's Moving, Funny, Vivid Story of a Nonbinary Teen Pressured to "Choose" a Gender
In The Story of My Life Ongoing, by C.S. Cobb (Inanna Publications) the new young adult novel by Candas Jane Dorsey, Corey has something a lot of nonbinary teens don't have: a supportive parent who ...
November 23, 2021
"Don’t Worry, I Won’t Tell Anybody" Read an Excerpt from Kirby's Unmissable New Book, Poetry is Queer
As the publisher of Toronto's beloved knife | fork | book, Kirby is acclaimed for both for their own poetry, which often celebrates queer love and lust against a backdrop of the stridently heteronormative ...
April 07, 2021
"Many Memoirs are Too Careful by Far": Activist, Minister, & Author Rev. Dr. Cheri DiNovo Shares Raw & Inspiring Truth in Her New Memoir
In Toronto, the name Cheri DiNovo is synonymous with passionate activism. Whether you know her from her time as a champion for the west end when she served as the NDP MPP for Parkdale-High Park or from ...
September 16, 2020
Adan Jerreat-Poole on Comfort Reads, Finding Identity in Fairy Tales, & One Fabulous L'Engle Quote
As readers enter Adan Jerreat-Poole's The Girl of Hawthorn and Glass (Dundurn Press), they sink into a richly rendered fantasy world at war, where witches' assassin are the most deadly of weapons. Like Eli, ...
August 25, 2020
Writers' Trust Announces Finalists for LGBTQ Emerging Writers Award
Finalists have been revealed for the 2020 Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBTQ Emerging Writers. Now in it's 14th year, the award recognizes an emerging writer from the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, ...
May 19, 2020
The Entitled Interview: Bilal Baig on Getting Shook Up and Connecting with Language
In playwright Bilal Baig's newest work, Acha Bacha (forthcoming from Playwrights Canada), a queer Muslim man must reconcile two parts of his identity over the course of one life-changing day.Zaya is ...
August 29, 2019
September 2019 Writer-in-Residence Nancy Jo Cullen on Library Love, Recommended Reads, and Bronwen Wallace
Fans of Nancy Jo Cullen know that she is the rare writer who can do it all; her writing is smart, sharp, and memorable in poetry, short fiction, and now, in a novel: Western Alienation Merit Badge (Wolsak ...
August 23, 2019
Go Back to School with CanLit: 10 "School Books" to Take You into September
There's nothing like back to school season - warm days, cool nights, crisp new school supplies ready to get dog-eared with use. Even long after we're past school age, the start of September can still ...