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.
Marianne Apostolides often bikes to an art gallery after a session of writing. Looking at things from different angles and… Read More »
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 »
Dear Agony Editor, (Illustration: Evan Munday) I’m in a writing group, but I often find the feedback I get to… Read More »
Most writers, contemplating the end of a hugely popular fantasy series that has represented nearly a decade’s worth of work,… Read More »
Pelee Island‚ Ontario, a remote community of fewer than 200, accessible by Lake Eerie ferry‚ is set to host a new… Read More »
It began, in one respect, because a poet was in need of a pen. Though based in Kingston, Ontario, poet… Read More »
In a busy café downtown, on a snowy Sunday afternoon, three writers sat down for lunch with a couple of… Read More »
Self-publishing. The refuge of the vain and talentless. Well, Shelley self-published. As did Hawthorne, Dickinson, Sterne, Proust, Stein. Leaves of… Read More »
Julie Doucet is done with autobiography. Throughout the 1990s and early 2000s, the Montreal artist built a following for her… Read More »
The University of Regina Press is launching a new series spotlighting various notorious Canadian writers and their chosen styles and… Read More »
The Writers’ Union of Canada, the League of Canadian Poets, and the Canadian Authors Association are among 12 groups nationwide behind… Read More »
Don’t be afraid to call someone out for thinking you’re Toni Morrison Dear Agony Editor, I’m a female writer of… Read More »
Former bookseller Chuck Erion, who co-founded Waterloo, Ontario’s Words Worth Books and now spends his time primarily on woodworking, recently… Read More »
Be warned: there must be 50 ways to write about your ex-lover Dear Agony Editor, I had a brief but… Read More »
Feedback ain’t cheap. But sometimes paying for it can pay off Dear Agony Editor, As an aspiring writer, I enter… Read More »
Like the subject of his latest book, author David Day isn’t entirely what he seems. To skim through Alice’s Adventures… Read More »
The Banff Centre’s latest experiment in genre-specific writing instruction has proven to be a success in attracting prospective talent. Eight… Read More »