A photo of playwright Makram Ayache.

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Writer’s Block: Makram Ayache

In his recently-published play The Green Line (Playwrights Canada Press), translated by Hiba Sleiman, Makram Ayache tenderly depicts intergenerational queer history in Lebanon. We ask Makram about what a writing day looks like, the relationship between “sensitivity” and art, and what he’s working on next.


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Discover fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, and kids’ books by Indigenous authors and #ReadIndigenous.

Poetry Litspace

We don’t tell you what the poets are doing, we show you with a dedicated home for poetry recordings, interviews, excerpts, and more.

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Congratulations to all of the books longlisted for the 2024 Dublin Literary Award, including these from Canadian independent literary publishers:


Oldman’s River is the inaugural Al and Eurithe Purdy
Poetry Prize Winner!

Congrats to poet Sid Marty for his collection Oldman’s River winning the first-ever Al and Eurithe Purdy Poetry Prize!
Of the collection, Eurithe Purdy said: “Oldman’s River: New and Collected Poems is a major work bringing together the best of Sid’s poetry over more than fifty years, as well as impressive new writing. It is a very worthy recipient of the first Al and Eurithe Purdy Poetry Prize.”

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ebooks for everyone

In 2022 All Lit Up launched the ebooks for everyone collection: 600+ books that were converted to fully-accessible epub formats for readers with print disabilities. Browse some handpicks from our collection below.