November 21, 2022
Read an Excerpt from Trynne Delaney's A House Unsettled, a Haunted House Story of Black, Queer Love, Family, & Resistance
Today we continue our November spotlight on excerpts, offering a chance for readers to sample sections of exciting new Canadian books, with Trynne Delaney's A House Unsettled (Annick Press), a spectacular ...
September 30, 2022
"I Was Unsure if I’d Ever Find the Ending" October 2022 Writer in Residence Lorrie Potvin on Seeking Answers, Queer Community, & Family
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 ...
August 24, 2022
Writers' Trust Announces 2022 Dayne Ogilvie Nominees
Today the Writers' Trust of Canada announced the three finalists for the Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBTQ2S+ Emerging Writers, one of the only literary awards in the country dedicated to celebrating queer ...
July 27, 2022
"This Incredible Period of Chaos and Change" Alexandra Mae Jones on Why She Loves Writing Young Adult Literature
In Alexandra Mae Jones' debut young adult novel, The Queen of Junk Island (Annick Press), 16-year old Dell is dealing with adult-sized challenges, both internal and external.In shock from the trauma ...
July 07, 2022
Read an Excerpt from Bree Galbraith's Wednesday Wilson Fixes All Your Problems, an Inclusive Story of Ingenuity & Facing Fears
Wednesday Wilson, the heroine of the Wednesday Wilson early chapter book series by Bree Galbraith, is nothing if not resourceful. And she's at her best when her brainy ingenuity is called on by the ...
July 05, 2022
Liana Cusmano on Welcoming Readers to See Themselves in Catch and Release, Their Debut Novel
There is a quote attributed to Aristotle which says that "knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom". This idea—that self-knowledge opens us up to discover and understand more—is elegantly illustrated ...
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 ...
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 ...