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First Fiction Friday: Chocolate Cherry Chai

Taslim Burkowicz's debut novel Chocolate Cherry Chai (Roseway Publishing) follows a young Maya Mubeen as she leaves behind the pressures of her traditional Indian family to take on the world. A multi-generational story, the novel looks at the immigrant experience, mother ...

Beautiful Books: Annie Pootoogook

Annie Pootoogook was a talented Canadian Inuk artist and glass-ceiling breaker: her Sobey Art Award win in 2006 contributed to the profile of Inuit art in the contemporary Canadian art world and established Annie internationally. Through her drawings, Annie portrayed her own ...

The Sponge-Cake Model of Friendship

I have long been captivated by the relationship between Jane Austen and her sister Cassandra. In a letter which Austen begins writing on Wednesday, the 15th of June, 1808, and finishes writing on the Friday, she says, “My dear Cassandra / Where shall I begin? Which of all ...

In House: In the Director’s Chair – Playwrights Canada Press Makes An Audiobook

It probably surprises few that audiobooks have seen a huge surge in popularity and availability in recent years, thanks to the proliferation of listening technology (that'd be your smartphones, folks) as well as a huge demand for audio content (audiobooks, yes, and podcasts, ...

Under the Cover: The Tourist’s Guide to Zolitude: the Tour Guide

Writer and author of debut short story collection  Zolitude (Biblioasis) Paige Cooper matches her 14 stories of saccharine-free love and yearning with "the Top Fourteen Places to View Pain."

In Review: The Week of March 5th

This week we celebrated International Women's Day, watched Canadian Heritage Minutes come back in a majorly literary way, sipped on mocktails inspired by Massey Hall, and picked up an old classic to read.

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