by Lisa Young As writers diversify and expand the scope of their careers—whether it’s by editing an anthology, submitting on a more consistent basis, switching genres, starting a literary press, or publishing books at a faster pace—time becomes an increasingly scarce resource. In this Q&A, seven thriving writers open up about how they manage their [...]
by Khashayar Mohammadi “It’s a really lovely thing to be Kirby right now!” says the proprietor of knife I fork I book, one of Toronto’s newest hubs for poets and poetry lovers alike. Jeff Kirby’s spacious second-floor balcony looks over a lovely little garden on Church Street. After the release of his most recent [...]
After attending Shab-e She’r for the first time, I met with Bänoo Zan at the Green Beanery, a popular tea shop at Bathurst and Bloor, to discuss the event that, she claims, is the most diverse poetry reading series in Toronto. It was immediately clear that this soft-spoken woman, though quick to laugh, is careful [...]
Chapbook launch for new titles from Adam Zachary, Pearl Pirie, and Brady Tighe (not pictured here). Also readings from authors to be published in the fall, Matthew Vanstone, Margaryta Golovchenko, and Rasiqra Revulva. Photos by Justin Lauzon
Poetry launch for new titles from Roo Borson, Kim Maltman, Steven Heighton, Suzanne Buffam, and Michael Crummey. More info on the collections and way to purchase them at House of Anansi.
"When you live a life of poems, you spend your days with the voice of poets." - Matt Rader. Photos taken by Justin Lauzon on April 13, 2016.
Shilpi Somaya Gowda tops the Canadian bestseller list with The Golden Son (Harper Avenue). Shortly after winning both the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Award and the Giller Prize, André Alexis' Fifteen Dogs rose quickly to #5 on the list. - Toronto Star Be prepared to get out your pencil crayons, because 9/10 of this season's most wished for [...]
EVENT Magazine is holding its 28th annual Non-fiction Contest, and you most certainly should submit. Non-fiction writing takes a remarkable talent to pull off well, requiring a keen pair of eyes and ears to marry well researched facts with sharp narrative prose. It's true that there are far fewer non-fiction contests than those for fiction [...]
IFOA 36 starts today! Below is list of our most anticipated events, both free and ticketed. It’s not a coincidence that you can actually attend every one of the events we’ve picked. Go to them! IFOA is one of the most important literary festivals in Canada in both breadth and depth. If you’re short on [...]
At The Word On The Street this year, you'll be able to visit Lexical.ca for the first time! We can't wait to see everyone there. The new location at Harbourfront is beautiful. WHY YOU'LL WANT TO BE AT OUR BOOTH Talk to the Lexical staff about what we're planning in the coming months Go through [...]