She finishes Catch 22 and starts War and Peace, eating chips and peanuts and chocolate bars by feel, without emerging from the wars. Only when she has to use the toilet or buy more snacks, does reality, her astounding isolation, confront her. Has she really left? Chosen to move, to move alone, into this discomfort? Read more.
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The Writer’s Corner
Writing Spaces Mostly I write lying down, my laptop unfolded, keyboard on my torso, the screen against the cushions that lean against my thighs. My head and neck are supported by a pillow so I can see both keyboard and screen. I’ve never learned touch typing. Yet. I have a desk, a beautiful, metal, three-tiered, […]
Writing Spaces I’m too embarrassed to send a photo or a video. The space is too messy. I love that it’s in the basement office (created by former house owners). It’s away from family activity, yet not so isolated, since just up the stairs is the kitchen (for the coffee) and there is a second […]
Writing Spaces In the fall I had to move out of my Hamilton apartment because of a cockroach infestation (the glamorous life of a grad student and aspiring writer). Since then I’ve been geographically unstable, moving between cities and rooms and comforters, home-making with a few favourite books, a miniature of Sadness from Inside Out, […]
The Wild Writers Festival: Poetry and Prose That’s Out There
The New Quarterly is proud to present the seventh annual Wild Writers Literary Festival on November 2-4th, 2018 in Waterloo, ON. 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.