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Flipping the Script: 3 Gender-Swapped Classics

When I first saw Jacqueline Valencia perform "Taxi Driver Tracy" at a reading, I fell in love with the piece, and the premise. Inspired by that poem from Valencia's debut work, There Is No Escape Out of Time (Insomniac Press), we present to you three gender-swapped scene ...

Where in Canada: Outport living in McCallum, NL

Part memoir, part nature writing, part love story, David Ward’s Bay of Hope, published by ECW Press this past April, is an occasionally comical, often adversarial, and always emotional story about the five years the author spent living in an isolated Newfoundland commu ...

In Review: The Week of July 9th

We've got a lot to review this week: from staff discussions and goodbyes to biographical fiction and video games to ill-advised literary wine's all here in our weekly roundup!

First Fiction Friday: Sludge Utopia

Things we know in 2018:

  1. Misogyny is everywhere
  2. Capitalism is dying

The thing to help: our #FridayReads pick  Sludge Utopia, by Catherine Fatima (Book*hug). Her auto-fictional novel about a woman trying to fulfill her sexual desires amid these raw truths is eye-opening ...

Jules' Tools for Social Change: A Farewell Fave Five

With many Capital-F Feelings, I must announce that this will be my last column, as I’m leaving Team All Lit Up this month for a new opportunity. To celebrate and say goodbye, this last column is a list of five books that have particularly impacted me in my time here. Let ...

ALU Book Club: Zolitude Discussion

Last week, you met July book club pick  Zolitude by Paige Cooper, and heard what Biblioasis editor John Metcalf had to say about the collection. This week, it's Team ALU's turn in the saddle: we commiserate over what we loved about this book, and even end up reading some ...

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