January 31, 2024
Dawn Sii-yaa-ilth-supt Smith Shares Her Experiences and the Truth About Residential Schools in a New Children's Book
When Nuu-chah-nulth author Dawn Sii-yaa-ilth-supt Smith was approached by publishers to write a children's book about truth and reconciliation, she jumped at the opportunity to inform growing minds ...
January 18, 2024
Mariam Pirbhai Digs Deep to Find Profound Truths in Gardens, and Ourselves
We are surrounded by plantlife all the time, and yet, how often do we really think about the ways that we interact with even the most familiar vegetation? Perhaps it takes a person who has travelled far ...
January 16, 2024
Jonathan Rose Explores Survival, Heroism, and the Cost of Unintended Celebrity in After the Flames
Surviving a devastating fire, especially one that causes grevious bodily injury, is an immense challenge for any individual. Especially if they have done so with burns so severe that no one has ever experienced ...
January 08, 2024
Shawna Lemay Uses the Still Life Form to Explore Marriage, Beauty, and Time in Her New Essays
The still life is one of visual art's most enduring forms. From Picasso's revolutionary relief constructions to Van Gogh's iconic sunflowers, it is an artistic experiment that has been embraced, reimagined, ...
January 03, 2024
"A Paradigm Shift That Has Become Entirely Normalized" Read an Excerpt from Gary Barwin's Essay Collection, Imagining Imagining
Renaissance man Gary Barwin has exhibited art, written music, and published in virtually every literary genre, to acclaim that has included nominations for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and Governor General's ...
December 15, 2023
Claire Horn on How She Wrote Her Groundbreaking Book on Revolutionary Artificial Womb Technology
So far, every single person who has ever lived had at least one thing in common: we were born from a person, in some manner. But that fact may potentially change, thanks to a technological advancement ...
December 05, 2023
Mike Barnes on the Big Books in His Life, Including One Important "Thundering Masterpiece"
Mike Barnes is one of those rare writers who can do it all – in poetry, short fiction, novels, and memoir, he takes readers on nuanced, brainy, powerfully moving journeys. Fiercely intelligent yet consistently ...
October 04, 2023
Michelle Good Amongst Finalists for the $60,000 Balsillie Prize for Public Policy
Today the Writers' Trust of Canada revealed the five-book shortlist for the Balsillie Prize for Public Policy, one of their newest awards, which recognizes comprehensive and thoroughly researched nonfiction ...
October 02, 2023
October 2023 Writer in Residence Peter Counter on Writing After the Unthinkable
Peter Counter was on a perfectly normal family vacation when the unthinkable happened: a stranger shot Counter's father, leaving Counter to drag him, wounded and bleeding, to safety. It was a moment ...
September 20, 2023
Emily Urquhart and John Vaillant Amongst 2023 Finalists for Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction
This morning, the Writers’ Trust of Canada announced five finalists for the Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction, the biggest nonfiction literary award in Canada. The prize has become ...