Wherever I go, my ghosts come with me. I know they are the fathers, going back in an unbroken thread stretching from Warsaw and the Ukraine, through some unknown detour in Germany, back through southern France and into Spain—and back to the beginning, to Jerusalem before the expulsion. It took decades to find the various sections of this thread, to learn where it started, how it meandered through the Mediterranean and northern European worlds of exile. Read more.
There are two stories that I want to tell you about a child unwittingly promised. I will begin by telling the earliest story, which takes place not in your time and not in my time but in a time long ago and far away. The second story begins in a genetic counsellor’s office at the Victoria General Hospital on Vancouver Island. Read more.
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The X Page: A Storytelling Workshop about. stories. join. team. contact. donate. The Virgin by Anandi Carroll-Woolery My younger brother and I were bored. We had come from Port of Spain, the capital of Trinidad and Tobago. We had been whisked away from our toys, our books, our TV shows, to the village of California […]
The X Page: A Storytelling Workshop about. stories. join. team. contact. donate. Between Two Houses by Leila Safari It was a dark night in the middle of summer; we were visiting our family for a holiday in the north of Iran. We were staying at my uncle Ahmad’s house. But we had finished our games and […]
The X Page: A Storytelling Workshop about. stories. join. team. contact. donate. My Cake Lesson by Tamara Cooper Once when I was 15, I went to my friend Jenny’s house after school to do our integrated science assignment, which was due the following day. Jenny, who didn’t like doing homework, decided to bake a cake instead […]
The Wild Writers Festival: Poetry and Prose That’s Out There
The New Quarterly is proud to present the Wild Writers Literary Festival. Join us for a celebration of the feral and free and its expression in poetry, the short story, and everything in between. Create, learn, discover and share the art of groundbreaking writing.