September 20, 2022
Hannah McGregor on the Books That Shaped Her Writing and the One That Helped Her Break Genre Barriers
You can tell a lot about Hannah McGregor from the titles of her acclaimed podcasts, including Witch, Please and Secret Feminist Agenda. A writer and creator unafraid of a bit of cheeky fun with a serious ...
July 15, 2022
"We are What We Read" Jason Camlot and J.A. Weingarten on the Power of Exploring Personal Libraries Throughout History
Our bookshelves say a lot about us. They reveal what fascinates us, what we value, and where we've been. And so the personal libraries of literary, political, and historical figures can function as a ...
December 21, 2021
"I Did Not Choose to Become a Poet" Nduka Otiono on Ghost Writing Love Letters, Negotiating with Poems, & More
DisPlace: The Poetry of Nduka Otiono (Wilfrid Laurier University Press, edited by Peter Midgley with an afterword by Chris Dunton) gathers powerhouse poems from one of Canada's most insightful and timely ...
July 08, 2021
James A. Onusko on the Complex Legacy of the Baby Boomers' Suburban Youths
Both urban and rural settings abound in literature, but the manufactured homogeneity of suburban areas is less frequently deemed worthy of literary exploration. Academic James A. Onusko challenges that ...
June 30, 2021
Simon Rolston Examines the Complex History and "Fraught Literary Territory" of Prison Life Writing
Prison life writing—personal nonfiction written by imprisoned people—can be considered a unique genre under the larger umbrella of memoir. Complex, politically and emotionally charged, and at times ...
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 24, 2019
"I’m Something Else. Something in Between." Sonja Boon on Exploring Identity and Belonging in her New Memoir
Sonja Boon's memoir What the Oceans Remember (Wilfrid Laurier University Press) is a wise and deeply researched meditation on both her own family history and current issues in migration and identity. ...
August 26, 2019
Contest! Expand Your Point of View with Powerful Life Writing from Wilfrid Laurier University Press
Progressive, innovative, and timely, the books put out by Wilfrid Laurier University Press are some of the best and most interesting nonfiction around.We've got a great end of summer treat with today's ...
June 05, 2019
Cheryl Thompson on the Complicated History of the Black Beauty Industry in Canada
The politics of Black hair can be deeply complex, and the industry surrounding Black beauty intersects with the cultural and personal experiencing of Black people, especially women. From the struggles ...
April 09, 2019
Contest! Win a Prize Pack of Feminist Nonfiction from Wilfrid Laurier University Press!
Want to inject some feminism into your personal library? Wilfrid Laurier University Press is offering one lucky winner the chance to nab some great, intersectional feminist texts! WLU Feminist Nonfiction ...