Nona Nona

The X Page: A Storytelling Workshop about. stories. join. team. contact. donate. Nona Nona by Nazmi Alkawash This is Nazmi, who came Canada in 2014 with my small family of five—me, my husband, two daughters, and mother in-law. My mother-in-law was dear to my heart. Her warm hugs and kisses were the source of my […]

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My Education

The X Page: A Storytelling Workshop about. stories. join. team. contact. donate. My Education by Maya Baltagi Your education shapes you. The daily struggles, making friends; each step has its quirks.  Now throw in constant change and country hopping and you’ve entered a whole new ball game.  Like most kids of my generation from the […]

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An English Guy

The X Page: A Storytelling Workshop about. stories. join. team. contact. donate. An English Guy by Lina Alsafi “Why do you have to be an English guy!” I angrily said to my dad the second I got into the car. My dad isn’t English. He is actually Iraqi. So I should explain why I said this […]

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Late Night Cake

The X Page: A Storytelling Workshop about. stories. join. team. contact. donate. Late Night Cake by Reema It is 1:00 am. Everything around me is darkness, except for a dim light from the small battery-powered lamp in the middle of the living-room. The light is so dim that I can hardly see the faces of my family, […]

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Nunca más (Never Again)

The X Page: A Storytelling Workshop about. stories. join. team. contact. donate. Nunca más (Never Again) by Cecilia Vizcaíno Summer: I am eight years old. I am sitting on the floor of my grandparents’ house in Banfield, Buenos Aires, Argentina. It’s too hot outside. We just had lunch so my bon-papa needs a nap in […]

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The Factory

The X Page: A Storytelling Workshop about. stories. join. team. contact. donate. The Factory by Mandy Bao-Phuong Lam We awaken before the sun is up because her day starts much earlier than mine. Today, I am being taken to my mother’s workplace to experience a full day of work for the first time. My friends will […]

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Rachel Panico’s Writing Space

When the world stopped in March 2020, there was an awkward pause in my education involving constant mass emails from Wilfrid Laurier University about moving online that basically all said the same thing: “We’re working on it!” All my professors gave open-ended extensions on upcoming assignments because none of them knew what was going on […]

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“Write What You Know” with Rachel Panico

The title is in quotation marks because this is what we say to young people who are interested in writing. Here’s the problem: as a young person, my first thought is, “But I don’t know anything yet. I don’t have as much life experience as you.” We feel we don’t have anything valuable to contribute […]

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Poisonous If Eaten Raw: An Interview with Alyda Faber

This interview is following John Vardon’s poetry review of Alyda Faber’s Poisonous If Eaten Raw. John Vardon: An online image of your collection is still advertised as Rain, In All the Ways It Falls, your original title for the book before Poisonous If Eaten Raw, which suggests that the change may have been relatively last […]

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Finding the Form with Donna Seto

I started writing “Generation Congee” after my father was diagnosed with stage-3 colon cancer. My father doesn’t speak English. Or he pretends he doesn’t, especially when I’m around to translate. But I’m not fluent in Cantonese either. I’m pretty sure my fluency is equivalent to a three-year-old’s. People often ask how I manage to communicate […]