Sunday, June 16, 2019

B.C. authors Yasuko Thanh, Deborah Campbell among Writers’ Trust Award winners

Victoria author Yasuko Thanh scored a major win for her debut novel, "Mysterious Fragrance of the Yellow Mountains," which has been awarded the 2016 Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction...

HOW RISING SPOKEN-WORD STAR FEDANA TOUSSAINT TURNED PAIN INTO POETRY

After a series of abrupt life changes and illness, the Haitian-born Toronto poet and performer has published her first book at 21

They gave her bad advice. Toronto artist Maria Qamar turned it into a book:...

Also known as the popular @Hatecopy on Instagram, Qamar, 26, has created a book offering advice and relatable stories for young Desi women.

ESI EDUGYAN WINS SECOND $100K GILLER PRIZE FOR “WASHINGTON BLACK”

Victoria-based author Esi Edugyan says her second time winning the $100,000 Scotiabank Giller Prize felt all the more meaningful amid a climate in which truth is “under siege.”

Jully Black And Jeanne Beker Got Into A Heated Debate On ‘Canada Reads’

Things got a little tense on the finale of “Canada Reads 2018”.

Am I a bad feminist? (written by MARGARET ATWOOD)

It seems that I am a "Bad Feminist." I can add that to the other things I've been accused of since 1972, such as climbing to fame up a pyramid of decapitated men's heads (a leftie journal), of being a dominatrix bent on the subjugation of men (a rightie one, complete with an illustration of me in leather boots and a whip) and of being an awful person who can annihilate – with her magic White Witch powers – anyone critical of her at Toronto dinner tables.

The Toronto Star’s 40th annual short story contest is open for submissions

Started in 1978, it has become the largest short-short story contest in the country.

Heritage Minute shows the hidden side of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s life

Launch of video short on author who wrote Anne of Green Gables coincides with International Women's Day

WRITERS GUILD SUES TALENT AGENCIES IN HEATED HOLLYWOOD FIGHT

The lawsuit filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court claims agents' use of so-called packaging fees is illegal under California law because they pose "numerous conflicts of interest between writers and the agencies serving as their agents."

From screen to page: National Film Board of Canada forays into book publishing

The National Film Board of Canada is translating its works from the screen to the printed page with a new literary venture.

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