When I embarked on writing what would become my latest novel, I did not set out to write about Indigenous characters. I began composing a work of straight-up horror, hoping to be the next Stephen King. But that’s not how In Case I Go turned out. The connection between where I started and where I ended seems obvious now. After all, Canada’s treatment of its Indigenous peoples is horrific.
Sometimes life requires us to be braver and bolder than we think we can be.
Ayub Nuri on his childhood and his new book, Being Kurdish in a Hostile World.
After 12 years of running writing workshops out of a home space, Firefly Creative Writing has opened a storefront studio in Toronto.
In an ideal world, the design of a book cover achieves three things.
Is it the “idea” of being a published poet that appeals to your mom or does she genuinely believe that poetry is a profitable business venture?
A personal essay by author Suzette Mayr.
What do you do when writing seems to become harder, not easier, as your career moves forward?
Publishing internationally is a dream for many authors, but not getting paid can be a nightmare.
Why now? It’s a question I’ve been asked several times about my new book, Dirty Windshields: The Best and The Worst of the Smugglers Tour Diaries. Why publish a memoir of 16 sordid years spent in an indie rock ’n’ roll band that sputtered to a stop way back in 2004?
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If there was a prize for the best author laugh in CanLit, Eden Robinson’s would be at the top of the list.
Following the release of Alexandra Shimo’s memoir last fall, the author wondered what else she could do to help a First Nations community struggling with poverty and the legacy of residential schooling.
The murder of multi-millionaire New Brunswick businessman Richard Oland, and the investigation and trial of his only son, Dennis, has captivated public attention in the city of Saint John.
Dear Agony Editor, I’ve been writing pieces of a very long story for several years. I have trouble remembering what… Read More »
A group of writers in Kingston‚ Ontario, is doing its part to aid in the current international refugee crisis‚ and to support authors persecuted overseas.
I wrote a children’s story with my oldest granddaughter in mind, and I’m not sure what I might do with it.
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The Canada Council for the Arts is celebrating the 80th anniversary of the Governor General’s Literary Awards with a new interactive art exhibition.
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Considering Hal Niedzviecki’s most recent book was a criticism of society’s obsession with the future, it’s not surprising that the culture… Read More »
In an attempt to draw attention to and rethink the use of obsolete urban spaces‚ Netherlands-based artist Sjoerd Ter Borg… Read More »
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