Quill and Quire

Memoir & Biography

By Caroline Woodward

When we embark on dream-chasing, life-altering decisions, we often look for signs and signals to guide us on our way. We imbue the smallest things with meaning, giving our choices purpose, attempting to prove, despite ... Read More »

September 9, 2015 | Filed under: Memoir & Biography

By Austin Clarke

The July 20 issue of Maclean’s magazine features a cover article titled “Get Serious, America,” about the persistent, and apparently intractable, problems with race relations in the U.S. Written by Jonathon Gatehouse, the piece critiques ... Read More »

August 13, 2015 | Filed under: Memoir & Biography

By Tom Mulcair

When federal Liberal leader Justin Trudeau announced that his party would support the passage of the Conservatives' hugely controversial surveillance and information-sharing legislation, Bill C-51, he opened the door for the New Democratic Party – ... Read More »

August 1, 2015 | Filed under: Memoir & Biography

By Danis Sampson

In A Migrant Heart, a contemplative book about one man’s faith in literature’s ability to anchor a life of shifting attachments and estrangements, Denis Sampson justifies the practice of memoir writing in revealing and, ultimately, ... Read More »

November 19, 2014 | Filed under: Memoir & Biography