Self-empowerment has been on multidisciplinary artist Vivek Shraya’s mind as she prepares to launch her memoir-manifesto I’m Afraid of Men (Penguin Canada). The volume shares its title with a song on Part-Time Woman, Shraya’s Polaris Music Prize–longlisted EP with the Queer Songbook Orchestra. But “I’m afraid of men” also serves as a thesis statement for her confessional, confrontational critique of our male-centred culture.
The jury for the Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Non-fiction has been announced.
David Alexander, who was announced as Word on the Street’s new festival director in February, sees plenty of room to grow the country’s biggest print party.
Nine young-adult submissions have been received for this year’s 2018 CODE Burt Award for First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Young Adult Literature.
The Writers’ Alliance of Newfoundland and Labrador has announced its shortlists for the Newfoundland & Labrador Book Awards.
The 2010 picture book from B.C. publisher McKellar & Martin gets the Disney treatment
The 28th annual Word on the Street Toronto book and magazine festival will expand to a weekend-long event for the first time this year, with an additional day of programming on Saturday, Sept. 22, branded WOTS Plus+.