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Letter from the Editor: Issue 44.1 Growing Room

Letter from the Editor: Issue 44.1 Growing Room

In March 2020, this special extended issue 44.1 Growing Room will be out in the world, featuring writers and artists who were all intended to appear in person at our 2020 Growing Room Literary & Arts Festival, which was cancelled due to COVID-19. We put so much...

Fifteen Forthcoming Titles in the Time of Social Distancing

Fifteen Forthcoming Titles in the Time of Social Distancing

Thank you so much to Room magazine for inviting me to put together a list of new books I'm excited about this spring and summer. These wonderful authors put so much into their work, so let's give them some love and celebration. Manifest by Terese Mason Pierre (Gap...

Indigenous Women, Two Spirit, & Indigiqueer Writers to Read

Indigenous Women, Two Spirit, & Indigiqueer Writers to Read

June 21st is Indigenous Peoples day, though, of course, we need to be uplifting and supporting Indigenous peoples all year round. Here's a reading list of some of our favourite Indigenous women, Two Spirit, and Indigiqueer writers. Buy their work (from your favourite...

Letter from the Editor: Issue 43.2 Devour

Letter from the Editor: Issue 43.2 Devour

Devour. Devour isn't simply ingesting. It's to consume ravishly. To completely and wholly take something in. In June 2020, issue 43.2 Devour will be printed and out in the world, which feels extra special to me at this moment in time. This is the first issue I've...

20 Beautiful Poems You Can Read Online Right Now

20 Beautiful Poems You Can Read Online Right Now

We wanted to make sure the writers amongst our community are fully inspired this warm and muggy season for some writing, perhaps in preparation for our annual poetry contest that’s now open, so we invited poet and artist Manahil Bandukwala to share some of her...

20 Black Writers to Read All Year Round

20 Black Writers to Read All Year Round

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...

What’s up, Room’s Short Forms Contest Winners?

What’s up, Room’s Short Forms Contest Winners?

When Room decided to launch a Short Forms Contest a few years ago, we wanted to create an avenue for writers who write flash fiction, non-fiction, and/or prose poems—and perhaps writers who experiment with blending and bending genres—to submit their work. (Contest...

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Room 44.1 Growing Room

ROOM 44.1, Growing Room
Edited by Jessica Johns

In This Issue: Afuwa, Amber Dawn, Manahil Bandukwala, Adèle Barclay, Bronwyn Berg, Karmella Cen Benedito De Barros, Cassandra Blanchard, Selina Boan, Tanya Boteju, Francine Cunningham, Jen Currin, Annahid Dashtgard, Dina Del Bucchia
Rebecca Fisseha, Chantal Gibson, Soo Jeong, Aisha Sasha John, Eve Joseph, Fiona Tinwei Lam, Corinne Manning, Domenica Martinello, Tash McAdam, Lucia Misch, Maneo Mohale, Shani Mootoo, Alessandra Naccarato, April dela Noche Milne, Kat Norris, Otoniya J Okot Bitek, Sharon Pink, Hazel Jane Plante, Amal Rana, Rebecca Salazar, Alisha Sian, jaye simpson, Mallory Tater, Kai Cheng Thom, Cheryl Thompson, Erika Thorkelson, Rhea Tregebov, Addie Tsai, Arielle Twist, beni xiao, Adrienne Yeung

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