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Vancouver Writers Fest: Meet Artistic Director Leslie Hurtig

Vancouver Writers Fest: Meet Artistic Director Leslie Hurtig

I have been in this role of Artistic Director for the past four years, and before that I sat on the Board of Directors for about 15 years. I love the team that we have built together, and it’s always a real team effort to put this festival on. This role of Artistic Director is one that allows me to be a little bit creative and bring in other people to share their ideas, creating and shaping an interesting festival, I hope. 

On Speculative Fiction: An Interview with Augur Mag

On Speculative Fiction: An Interview with Augur Mag

Augur Mag is a homegrown, volunteer-run speculative fiction magazine that focuses on giving a platform and voice to authors, characters and themes generally underrepresented in the speculative fiction scene, and encourage underrepresented authors to submit their...

With Both Hands: Poet Elizabeth Mudenyo

With Both Hands: Poet Elizabeth Mudenyo

It’s a recurring phrase in my work, and has come to mean a lot of things. Holding something half-heartedly you’d do with one hand. But if you really want something, to claim it, you’d take it with both hands. When this line appears at the end of the book, it’s about expansion and pushing. A lot of this chapbook is about permissions and entering oneself. Part of that is pushing away the smallness, letting myself be big. 

Collective Dreaming: A BIPOC Community Writing Party

Collective Dreaming: A BIPOC Community Writing Party

We discuss the need for writing spaces specific to the BIPOC writers and how, for a non-writer of colour, this need may seem counterintuitive to forming a collaborative writing environment. Faith explains how privilege normalizes an individual’s reality in such a way that it limits what they see and don’t see, and, since they don’t see anything else, they don’t perceive a need for it.

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