January 10, 2022
Iconic Poetry Publisher Brick Books Expands Their Brickyard Spoken Word Portal
Brick Books is one of the most decorated independent publishers around, with their unique all-poetry list featuring names like Margaret Avison, Parliamentary Poet Laureate Louise B. Halfe — Sky Dancer, ...
June 28, 2021
Video: Cristina Sandu Introduces Her First Canadian Novel, The Union of Synchronized Swimmers, on a Sunny Helsinki Evening
Cristina Sandu is a novelist with a unique relationship with her translator—in that, unlike most writers published in translation, she translated her own novel, in this case from Finnish to English. ...
March 22, 2021
Lynne Golding Goes Behind the Scenes of Her Trilogy of Brampton Historical Novels
Lynne Golding's historical trilogy, the Beneath the Alders series, delves into Brampton history as a lens to tell universal stories while still paying homage to the small town roots of what has become ...
March 15, 2021
A Behind the Scenes Glimpse of How Picture Books are Illustrated with Nathalie Dion
Have you ever dreamed of illustrating a children's book? Montreal-based artist Nathalie Dion has shared a fascinating glimpse of the work that goes into every element of every page of the books she illustrates. Groundwood ...
June 27, 2019
"I Wanted to Show What an Ongoing Juggling Act It All Is" Lisa de Nikolits on Her Writer for a Year Video Series
Plenty of writers, emerging and established, have questions about how to handle the professional aspects of the writing life. How to approach social media? Are festivals important? What about reviews? ...
April 29, 2019
Lisa de Nikolits Pulls Back on the Curtain on the Writing Life with "Writer for a Year"
We know what a writer's life looks like in the movies: either endless parties and adoration, jet setting and publicity - or gritty whiskey-swilling and existential angst. But how about a more realistic ...
January 28, 2019
Novelist Christine Fischer Guy on the Value of Canadian Stories
Christine Fischer Guy is the author of The Umbrella Mender (Buckrider Books), an award-winning journalist, and a literary critic. She's also one of a number of authors who has lent her voice to the I ...
January 21, 2019
CBC's 22 Minutes Pokes Fun at CanLit in the Cold
Given our frozen Monday weather here in Ontario, we wanted to share this video from CBC's This Hour Has 22 Minutes that is on-theme and will hopefully warm you up with a laugh, especially if you've ever ...