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BackRoom: Extended Interview with Hush Harbour Press

BackRoom: Extended Interview with Hush Harbour Press

ROOM: Hello Alannah and Whitney! Thank you so much for taking the time out to talk with me today. First off, I wanted to send my congratulations, for seeing Hush Harbour Press off its feet! Would you like to begin by telling me about your initial visions of this...

Reading Practice: Junie Desil

Reading Practice: Junie Desil

Poet Junie Désil shares her infectious love of books, and not-so-guilty reading pleasures. [This interview was conducted via email.] ROOM: What books did you read as a kid? JD: Oh wow, I mean I read and devoured everything. Often in secret. At home when I was bored my...

Kalynn Bayron: Author of Cinderella Is Dead

Kalynn Bayron: Author of Cinderella Is Dead

Every industry has been impacted by COVID-19, but what are the implications for a debut author? In this interview, Kalynn Bayron, the Black, queer author of Cinderella Is Dead, shares what it was like to promote her book this summer, against the backdrop of the...

An Interview with stephanie roberts

An Interview with stephanie roberts

Panama born, prize-winning, Quebec-based author stephanie roberts grew up in Brooklyn, NY.  She has lived in and around Montreal before settling in Beauharnois. Widely published in literary journals and magazines across the country and abroad, including Poetry, Event...

Vancouver Writers Fest: Lishai Peel

Vancouver Writers Fest: Lishai Peel

From October 19-25, the Vancouver Writers Fest inspires 40+ events with local and international writers. As they write, “Words shape our worlds. They can delight, inspire, provoke, comfort and unite—as do the authors, journalists and poets who wield them.” In...

Vancouver Writers Fest: andrea bennett

Vancouver Writers Fest: andrea bennett

From October 19-25, the Vancouver Writers Fest inspires 40+ events with local and international writers. As they write, “Words shape our worlds. They can delight, inspire, provoke, comfort and unite—as do the authors, journalists and poets who wield them.” In anticipation of the festival, I have sat down with several of the festival authors over email, to hear about their books, what it means to be a writer in the present moment, as well as the things that they are most looking forward to.  

Reading Practice: Farzana Doctor

Reading Practice: Farzana Doctor

This month saw the release of Farzana Doctor’s fourth novel titled Seven (Dundurn Press). Seven is a fictional story inspired by real events and the community and culture of the Dawoodi Bohras, a sect within Shia Islam. This interview explores what truths are revealed through fiction and Doctor shared several books that have inspired her.

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