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The Writer’s Corner

What is Jessica Westhead Reading?

“…what I loved most about this novel is that it’s not one thing disguised as the other—these two elements are very much intertwined.” I’m still shaking my head in wonder at the marvellousness of The Chai Factor by Farah Heron. It’s a highly entertaining romp of a romantic comedy that giddily explores the will-they-or-won’t-they-end-up-together star-crossed […]

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On Being the 88th Berton House Writer in Residence

“One night, I sat alone in awe, in the front yard from midnight until 3 in the morning as the Aurora Borealis twisted green and red across the sky.” The Berton House residency, administered by the Writers’ Trust of Canada, in partnership with the Klondike Visitors Association, is a jewel among Canadian writing residencies. When […]

Unravel in Banff: Notes from Banff Centre’s Writing Studio Program

To make a work is to sit with your irrelevanceand confront your importance.I mean, the swallows just fly.And the papaya sweats when cut. With the pad of my right index fingerI smooth my left brow.It’s so easy and feelsfeels so physical.The taste of plain yogurt which has turned, slightly.I knew I would change physically. – […]