Interview

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.  

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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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Reading Practice: Emily Dundas Oke & Massy Books

Reading Practice: Emily Dundas Oke & Massy Books

We need books now, more than ever. Reading, by nature, is a solitary activity, but sharing stories is a shared tradition. Since book delivery was declared an essential service, local bookstores have continued to make sure that the public has access to books. I got a...

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Presale Issue 44.1

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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Room 43.4 Twine

ROOM 43.4, Twine
Edited by Geffen Semach

In this issue: Shaelin Bishop, Jaclyn Desforges, Alisha Dukelow, Leah Edwards, Thomarya ‘tee’ Fergus, Whitney French, Jamisyn Gleeson, Nazanine Hozar, Jenny Heijun Wills, Tiffany Hsieh, Jessi Lee Jackson, Jen Wei Ting, Alannah Johnson, Margo LaPierre, Annick MacAskill, Dawn Macdonald, Laila Malik, kitchen mckeown, Catherine Mellinger, Dene Moore, Marisca Pichette, Maria Qamar, Natasha Ramoutar, Emily Riddle, Jasmine Sealy, Nadia Siu Van, Katie So, Dahae Song, Marie Metaphor Specht, amanda wan, Isabella Wang, Evelyn C. White, and Eugenia Zuroski

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