Michelle Winters is a writer, painter, and translator from Saint John, N.B., living in Toronto. Her written and visual work stretches the limits of the probable, explores the lushness of the industrial, and anthropomorphizes with gay abandon. Her stories have been published in THIS Magazine, Taddle Creek, Dragnet, and Matrix, and she was nominated for the 2011Journey Prize. I Am a Truck is her debut novel.
We're not going to let the current state of 2020 dampen our spooky spirits during the BEST holiday of the year. Sure, our Halloween costumes might only get play on ZOOM, and there may not be any of the usual hellish reveling in the streets or howling at the moon—but nothing ... Read more
This week we hair-of-the-dogged our Giller bash hangover with a new cocktail and poetry pairing, got into the age-old debate about how to best organize a bookshelf, and cheered for more award winners.
The week started off with a roar when Michelle Winter's I Am A Truck was shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and continued its hot streak with even more indie books as finalists for the Governor General's Literary Awards. We also took a field trip to poetry haven knife ... Read more
It’s the weekend before Valentine’s but the type of dating we lovingly embrace is of the book variety, so this weekend we’ve piled our stack higher than usual with four new(ish) reads about different kinds of love and friendship. And we made sure to stock up on chocolate ... Read more
Recently while waiting at the train station for my weekly commute from Toronto to London, I was engaged in a friendly chit-chat with a woman who might best be described as a “talker”... She told me all the train times from London to Toronto. She listed every snack they sold ... Read more
We know, we know — you love indie Canadian books, and would love to attend readings and launch parties for new fall books and local authors — but it can be overwhelming, what with the hundreds of events happening all of the time, all over the country.
Well, budding members ... Read more
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