Bernadette Rule’s Writing Space

Writing Spaces As you will be able to deduce by the telephone in my study, I have no social media handles.  My friend and fellow writer, BD Ferguson, always asks whether we’re waiting for a call from the Kremlin when she sees my “Cold War phone”. My study was carved from a small room behind […]

What’s David Yerex Williamson Reading?

Over the Christmas break, I read This Wound is a World by Billy Ray Belcourt. Belcourt’s intense collection of poetry about love, loss, politics of race and gender won the 2018 Griffin Prize and the 2017 Best book of Poetry by CBC. Despite these accolades, it wasn’t until I attended the Voices in the Circle […]

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What’s Jenny Boychuk Reading?

My 2019 resolution was to read more books. While I’ve always been a steady and consistent reader, I had stacks of unread books piling up (I buy them faster than I can read them—hopefully others can relate) and the sight of them was stressing me out. So, I decided to craft a 2019 Reading List, […]

Carrie Snyder’s Writing Space

Writing Spaces My word for the year is SPACE. In choosing it, I’ve been thinking conceptually, holding in my mind the idea of space as time, a luxurious clean openness into which I might step, spreading out thoughts and dreams and words with enough room to really look at and enjoy the creation of something […]

What’s Adan Jerreat-Poole Reading?

Who’s Reading What? Right now I am reading How Long ‘Til Black Future Month? by N.K. Jemisin. As a teenager I loved getting lost in science fiction and fantasy worlds, but as a young queer woman (and later nonbinary person) and aspiring feminist, I quickly grew tired of the racist and sexist hero journeys in […]

Valerie Compton’s Writing Space

Writing Spaces I am fortunate to have a peaceful home office with plenty of natural light, a broad desk and comfortable chair, a filing cabinet, and shelves of books. I do a lot of editing in my office, and it serves as a home base for my fiction projects. But I don’t write there. Perhaps […]

Launched: Late Breaking by K.D. Miller

Welcome to Launched! The Launched series focuses on new Canadian books by Canadian authors.

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What is Lisa Alward Reading?

I’m about a third of the way through the 2018 edition of The O. Henry Prize Stories. I love short story anthologies and the O. Henry is my favourite, so I always make sure it turns up in my Christmas stocking. Not only are the stories consistently wonderful but the story of the series itself […]

Nathan Mader’s Writing Space

“OUT—IN” I have two writing spaces: OUT and IN. OUT is on the subway, walking the streets or in the woods, riding my bicycle, wandering museums, grocery shopping. OUT is any public space where the mind wants to swerve towards subconscious intuitions surrounding images, ideas, and imaginings searching for an unknown coherence. Poetry at its […]

Aviva Martin’s Writing Space

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 haven’t learned touch typing. Yet. I have a desk—a beautiful, metal, three-tiered, Ikea […]