Each year when February rolls around there is a sudden influx of content, online, in libraries and elsewhere, featuring black writers, artists, activists and historical moments and figures. Much of the focus looks to the past and while that’s important, we at Room want to also centre writers in the here and now, and also look to the future. Here is a list of some of our most beloved black Canadian women and non-binary writers to enjoy all year round, compiled by some of the Room collective. Our list is certainly not an exhaustive one but these are some of our favourites.
On May 1, 2018, the call for Issue 42.1 "Magic" opened. In anticipation of this exciting themed issue, the editorial team of the issue share some thoughts about their connection to the theme, what they're looking for in submissions, and recommendations for ways to live your reading life (and every day) more magical.
Our yearly round-up of the most popular posts on our website.
Room had the the pleasure of taking part in the first ever Festival of Literary Diversity. Check out what our Roomies had to say about their experience.
In the following interview, d'bi young anitafrika discusses diversity, performance, Sorplusi, and more.
Aboriginal women writers, feminist films, great fiction, poetry, and CNF, interviews with authors and more...
Feminist Art Conference Founder and Room Cover Art Judge Ilene Sova talks about feminist art, women's art and its value.
We chat with writer, poet, painter and social service worker Catia Mendes to talk about art, diversity, and how Canadian literature can be more inclusive.
What it means to co-editors Nailah King and Christina Cooke to be editing the Women of Colour issue, and their advice for Women of Colour who are struggling with whether to submit to Room.
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Room 42.1, Magic
Edited by Arielle Spence
In this issue:
Amy Louise Baker, Jenny Boychuk, Jessica Bromley Bartram, Monica Joy Claesson, Kess Costales, Sophie Crocker, Ruth Daniell, Alex Hall, Cody Klippenstein, Suzanne Langlois, Teresa E Lobos, Lynne M MacLean, Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Isabelle Nguyen, Gaëlle Planchenault, Melanie Power, Natasha Ramoutar, Nilofar Shidmehr, jaye simpson, Cristalle Smith, Emily Urquhart, Yilin Wang, Hannah V Warren, Christine Wei, Lan Yao.