September 18, 2022
Plant a tree, have a child, write a book? Not so fast!
“Plant a tree, have a child, write a book.” Whether it was Cuban poet and freedom fighter José Martí or some other worthy who first uttered this maxim is irrelevant. What matters is its message: ...
March 11, 2019
Contest! Keep on Celebrating International Women's Day with Brilliant Books by Women, courtesy of Inanna Publications
Friday, March 8 was International Women's Day, where people acknowledged the contributions, struggles, and achievements of women, both historical and contemporary. It was also a day to think about how ...
July 12, 2016
At the Desk: Lucille H. Campey
Historian Lucille H. Campey knows what she is talking about when it comes to studying the movements of people between countries — her PhD is in emigration history. Her passion paid off when her most ...
July 07, 2016
The In Character Interview with Janet Kellough
In the wild, early days of Canada and the United States, saddlebag preachers (also known as circuit riders) were men of the cloth who travelled around ministering to settlers and founding early churches. ...
June 29, 2016
The Entitled Interview with Jennifer Zilm
Vancouver's Jennifer Zilm is the author of two chapbooks and a host of award-nominated poems that have appeared in publications across Canada. Now, her full length debut has arrived: Waiting Room (BookThug), ...
June 29, 2016
On Being Plagiarized
Submitted by kevin on June 29, 2016 - 1:36pmAbout a month ago, I came out of a meeting to find a rather strange tweet in my mentions.Someone I had never interacted with before popped up to inform me that ...
June 28, 2016
The WAR Series: Writers As Readers, with Sue Sinclair
Sue Sinclair's Heaven's Thieves (Brick Books) gets right to the heart of the questions that drive us. What is beauty? What is the point of art? How are we meant to live, and how do we engage with the ...
June 27, 2016
“These Two Things Are One,” an Interview With Kilby Smith-McGregor
Kilby Smith-McGregor’s debut poetry collection, Kids in Triage, explores the in-betweens that exist just out of sight. Psychology/biology, art/philosophy, literature/legend all expose their connective ...
June 26, 2016
What Thrills Amy Stuart?
As suddenly as the publication of my first book made me a writer, I started to see Amy Stuart everywhere, which was such a great stroke of luck for me.She's warm and quick and smart. She listens so ...
June 24, 2016
The In Character Interview with Dawn Green
Bennett Ryan led her basketball team to a State championship at her old school, but after her mother's new job forces her to transfer to Riverside High, she finds herself playing alongside her former ...