Leesa Dean is a graduate of the University of Guelph’s Creative Writing MFA program and teaches English and Creative Writing for Selkirk College in Nelson, BC. She’s been a finalist for the Irving Layton Award, the Litpop Award, and the Quebec Writing Competition. She is Interviews Editor for The Humber Literary Review and a regular contributor to The New Quarterly. Waiting for the Cyclone is her first book.
For our final week of our July book club, we've rounded up four follow-up reads to Karen Hofmann's Echolocation (NeWest Press) that'll keep the short story times rolling.
Welcome to this month’s edition of Jules’ Tools for Social Change, a column that features a book, author or publisher whose work deals with issues of race, gender, sexuality, ability, colonialism, economic justice, or other social justice topics.
Mother's Day is coming up this weekend and we're gifting our moms books we know they'll love. From teacher-moms to cottage-bound moms to busy moms, we've selected the perfect books for the lit-loving women in our lives.
There's a ton of inspiring, amazing women in this week's blog features on All Lit Up, including a nod to our own mothers who we literally wouldn't be here without, and some short but mighty fiction.
We found a lot of reasons to cry this week: over Emily Saso's brilliant essay about her writing and her relationship with her father, over a certain dog-themed novel that made it onto the 2017 CBC Canada Reads docket, and over the deplorable condition of the current President's ... Read more
The Thanksgiving leftovers are gone and the Halloween candy is everywhere, tempting us at every turn. If you, like us, need a distraction from the candy calling your name everywhere you go, read on for this week's book news and recommendations.
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