May 31, 2023
Getting to Know June Writer in Residence Suzanne Methot: the World's Best Pen & Life Without Restaurants
Talking about trauma, especially its intergenerational effects, isn't easy. But it's necessary to help survivors and especially their children process experiences and find support. Educator, activist, ...
May 09, 2023
Alex Manley Offers a Roadmap to Positive Masculinity in a Space Crowded by Toxic Internet Celebrities
In a world where misogynistic online celebrities curate massive followings, toxic masculinity continues to be detrimental to men and women, as well as young people. But as our collective idea of what ...
May 05, 2023
Read an Excerpt from The Trauma Beat, Tamara Cherry's Call for Journalists to Change How They Cover Violent Crime
Imagine you've just experienced the worst moment of your life – the worst moment most people could imagine: the violent, unexpected loss of a loved one. In the shock-numbed minutes and hours that follow, ...
May 02, 2023
Who Gets to Tell Stories? Deborah Dundas Challenges a Collective Reluctance to Talk about Class
These days, Deborah Dundas is known as an acclaimed editor at the Toronto Star, a fixture in the literary and journalistic communities, and a beloved figure who is an insightful, tireless supporter ...
April 12, 2023
Annahid Dashtgard on Her Exploration of Belonging, Racial Justice, and "the Glorious Messiness" of Being Human
As CEO of Anima Leadership, Annahid Dashtgard has helped countless organizations create more inclusive and equitable workplaces. And one of the most powerful ways to create those needed changes, both ...
March 22, 2023
Writers' Trust Announces New $75,000 Weston International Award for Nonfiction
It's a busy time for Canadian literary prize news, following last week's announcement of the newly-merged Griffin Poetry Prize longlist and with next week seeing the always-eventful CBC Canada Reads debates. ...
February 28, 2023
March Writer in Residence Eden Boudreau Talks About Battling Rape Culture in Her Searing Memoir, Crying Wolf
It's a grim reality that women who experience sexual violence still face massive hurdles being believed and supported. When a woman deviates from the expectations of a "perfect victim"—whether in terms ...
February 17, 2023
Tracey Lindeman's Bleed is a Brilliant, Personal, and Scathing Takedown of the (Lack of) Care for Endometriosis Sufferers
A patient enters a doctor's office and details a gruesome list of symptoms: pelvic pain, bleeding, crushing fatigue, pain with intercourse or bowel movements. The through line is pain – years of it. ...
February 10, 2023
Co-writers & Couple of 38 Years Richard Adam and France Desmarais Help Kids Love & Explore Urban Spaces
How many times have you read a book set against a city backdrop and felt, by the end, that the city itself served as a character? A city can be a living and breathing thing – or as kids' books co-creators ...
January 06, 2023
Read an Funny, Gentle Excerpt from Veterinarian David Waltner-Toews's Memoir of Backyard Chickens
When we think about the relationships between humans and animals that have changed the course of history, it's easy to default to the obvious: the horse, the dog, the ox. But there is a more humble animal ...