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Winnie Yeung says collaborating on a young Syrian refugee’s story proved educational for both

I am not a writer by profession, but literature is my passion. I teach English language arts and ESL in an Edmonton junior high school. Usually, when I ask my students to write about their lives, even just their summer vacations, I’m met with whining. “I don’t know what to write!” So I was delighted when, one day in my office, a Grade 9 student named Abu Bakr al Rabeeah, who had fled the civil war in Syria, shared his secret wish: “I want to tell my story.”

May 7, 2018 at 06:01pm | Filed under: Industry News, People

House of Commons hosts cross-Canada open-mic hearings on copyright

Authors, publishers, and other creative workers whose livelihoods are affected by the country’s copyright laws will have an opportunity this week to present their case to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology.

May 7, 2018 at 05:36pm

Deals: The magic realism and rich world of Eden Robinson’s Trickster trilogy make it the perfect fit for a TV series adaptation

Michelle Latimer, founder of Streel Films, didn’t expect to find her next project when she picked up Eden Robinson’s novel Son of a Trickster. “I wasn’t actively looking for properties, just a good book to read,” says the filmmaker and actor, who in March teamed up with Jennifer Kawaja, co-founding producer of Sienna Films (Cardinal, Combat Hospital), to acquire TV rights to Son of a Trickster and its sequels.

May 3, 2018 at 05:24pm | Filed under: Deals, Industry News