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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.

ZOM-FAM: Interview with Kama La Mackerel

ZOM-FAM: Interview with Kama La Mackerel

ZOM-FAM, Kama La Mackerel’s debut poetry collection, is uplifted by their years of intimate stage performance. They are an interdisciplinary artist that unquestionably knows how to summon their audience’s close and venerated attention. That stage magic, that...

Reading Practice: Cicely Belle Blain and Terese Mason Pierre

Reading Practice: Cicely Belle Blain and Terese Mason Pierre

In this month’s double-feature of “Reading Practice,” I spoke with two poets, Cicely Belle Blain and Terese Mason Pierre, on fantasy, self-exploration, and early reading experiences that had left an impact. I also took the opportunity to ask them about their current...

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