Kayla Czaga grew up in Kitimat and now lives in Vancouver, BC, where she recently earned her MFA in Creative Writing at UBC. In 2016, she received the Emerging Writer Award from the Canadian Authors Association. Her poetry, non-fiction and fiction has been published in The Walrus, Best Canadian Poetry 2013, Room Magazine, Event and The Antigonish Review, among others. For Your Safety Please Hold On is her first book.
Her debut book, For Your Safety Please Hold On, was shortlisted for the Governor General's Literary Award (2015), the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize (2015), and the Debut-litzer Prize (2015), and it won the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award. (2015)
We’re already in the thick of Literary Festival Season, with great events like Halifax’s Word on the Street and Winnipeg’s Thin Air Festival already in session or just passed. We’re here with a roundup of what’s yet to come, so clear your calendar! Things are about ... Read more
Road trips are a great way to spend your summer holidays with friends or family, seeing destinations that are (mostly) close to home. However much fun it can be to turn the music up loud and feel the wind in your hair, you'll inevitably have to deal with at least a few of the ... Read more
Our first established poet in our Poetry Primer series is Elizabeth Bachinsky. Applauded by Jeanette Lynes for her "sheer moxie" we knew she was a great poet to kick off our National Poetry Month festivities! When we asked her to select an up-and-coming poet Elizabeth chose ... Read more
It’s National Poetry Month, friends! Hands up if you’re excited! Ours are definitely up, way up. 2015 marks our third annual blog series celebrating National Poetry Month but our first on All Lit Up.
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