Writing Spaces: Rhonda Collis

Today in Writing Spaces, we take a peek into the working space of Rhonda Collis, author of “Elevation” in Issue 144! They say your workspace is reflective of your mind. If that’s the case, I’ve got too much going on in there… which is essentially true. My problem, generally, isn’t with writer’s block, but with […]

Writing Spaces: Marilyn Gear Pilling

Continuing the special #TNQ144 edition of Writing Spaces, we’re taking a peek into the working space of Marilyn Gear Pilling, author of “The Water Snakes”! Intense colour has been a primary pleasure of my life. When the children left home, I turned the dining room, which has doors, into a space for myself. One wall […]

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Writing Spaces: Shannon Blake

Today we’re sharing Shannon Blake’s Writing Space with you! Shannon is the author of “The Mataram Miracle,” which can be found in Issue 144! This year, I spent three weeks in Dundas, Ontario on a writing retreat. I sat in a little back room and wrote, then went for long walks through the snowy woods […]

Writing Spaces: j tate barlow

Today we’re sharing j tate barlow’s Writing Space with you! “Pace,” can be found in Issue 144! From this favourite corner of my apartment, I have sunset views out a west window – if I stand and go to it, I can see over rooftops, Toronto’s downtown skyline, which is magical at night. To the […]

Writing Spaces: Susan Olding

Continuing our Writing Spaces series, we’re taking a peek into the working space of Susan Olding, author of  “A Different River”! I write—at least in the sense of typing words on a keyboard or scribbling in a notebook—in a small attic room. I have a proper desk and a fancy ergonomic chair but I never […]

The Place That Is Supposed to Be Safe

My shoulders fell forward, and I clasped my hands between my thighs. There was so much to say, but it was pointless. I knew the name of every Black student in that high school. I made a list in the fall when I was trying to solicit support for Black History Month. Out of one thousand students, twenty were Black; twenty too many, apparently.

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Writing Spaces: Paige Cooper

Today we’re sharing Paige Cooper’s Writing Space with you! Paige is the author of “Ryan & Irene, Irene & Ryan”, which can be found in Issue 144! Currently I’m exiled from Montreal and tucked up writing a novel at the Banff Centre’s Leighton Colony. This morning a coyote scooted under my boat, the Elsie K., […]

Writing Spaces: Tanis MacDonald

Today in Writing Spaces, we take a peek into the working space of Tanis MacDonald, author of three poems in Issue 144! This is where it all happens. My work space is what I always wanted it to be: filled with books and light with the sight of greenery outside, and I feel privileged most days […]

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Writing Spaces: Michelle Syba

Continuing the special #TNQ144 edition of Writing Spaces, we’re taking a peek into the working space of Michelle Syba, author of “End Times”. I like to write on the couch. I start by reading for 20 minutes, to remind myself why I write, and then the book closes and the laptop opens. Usually the state […]

Writing Spaces: Michelle Kaeser

Today we’re sharing Michelle Kaeser’s Writing Space with you! Michelle is the author of “This is a Love Story,” which can be found in Issue 144! This is my writing space. It’s never properly tidy. There’s always a bunch of crap on the desk, notably that pile of half-finished crossword puzzles in the corner (I […]

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