Betsy Warland has published thirteen books of creative nonfiction, lyric prose and poetry. Warland's 2010 book of essays on writing, BREATHING THE PAGE: READING THE ACT OF WRITING, became a bestseller. OSCAR OF BETWEEN: A MEMOIR OF IDENTITY AND IDEAS (2016) became the basis for Lloyd Burritt's chamber opera, THE ART OF CAMOUFLAGE in 2018. Author, mentor, teacher, manuscript consultant, editor, and Director of Vancouver Manuscript Intensive, Warland received the City of Vancouver Mayor's Award for Literary Excellence in 2016.
We wrapped up National Poetry Month with five author interviews and excerpts, and a thoughtful piece on writing poetry through times of crisis from Natasha Ramoutar.
This National Poetry Month is an action-packed celebration of twenty-four poets who write in all kinds of spaces and explore all kinds of styles and themes that delight, offer reflection, and soothe our spirits. Join us here on the blog throughout the month for our feature poets, ... Read more
Between terror-reading about Coronavirus, we soothed our fears with reading books and chatting with authors. Scroll on to see what we got up to this week.
It's one of our favourite times of the year: the GGLAs were announced, Halloween candy is 50% off, and our schedules are packed with reading events. Read on to see which authors and books we featured on the blog, and what the internet has given us this week.
I came into Canada from the U.S. for the first time on a student visa without complications, just the mild ugh of paperwork and a typical wait on bureaucracy. I had an easy immigration as a white, English-speaking, cis-gendered, able-bodied, straight woman with neither dependents ... Read more
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