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Category Archives: Community

There’s Something About FOLD

My first introduction to author Jael Richardson, founder and artistic director of The Festival of Literary Diversity was after she was invited to speak while I was taking a nonfiction class with writer Ayelet Tsabari. Jael wrote the memoir The Stone Thrower: A Daughter’s Lesson, A Father’s Life. It’s about her journey to find her… Continue Reading There’s Something About FOLD

Interview with Leigh Nash, publisher of Invisible Publishing

Invisible Publishing is a not-for-profit publisher based in Halifax, Nova Scotia and Picton, Ontario. The press began in 2007 with Robbie MacGregor, Nic Boshart, and Megan Fildes and they wanted to publish cool, contemporary Canadian books that were cheap and looked awesome. The mandate has not appeared to change from its inception to now. In… Continue Reading Interview with Leigh Nash, publisher of Invisible Publishing

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Inside Prince Edward County!

We want your stories, Prince-Edward-County-ites! Invisible Publishing is collecting personal essays about life in Prince Edward County, Ontario, Inside Prince Edward County, by people who live in or have ties to PEC. We want to hear from the people who are from The County, who’ve seen it change, who’ve been part of the change, and… Continue Reading CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Inside Prince Edward County!

Reading Differently

Growing up in Laval, Quebec, the local kids in my neighborhood were English, French, Jewish, and Greek. My father was Chinese, and my mother was white. We were the only mixed-race kids we knew. There weren’t many families that looked like us. My mother read a lot. She read the Bible and had a love… Continue Reading Reading Differently

Andrew Kaufman is Open Book’s September WIR

Small Claims author Andrew Kaufman — known for his sharp sense of humour — is blogging as writer in residence over at Open Book for September. Follow along with his Unsung Heroes of Literature series — interviews with the most under-appreciated or routinely overlooked aspects of the book! First up: Interview with a Semi-colon

My friend Git: Applying software version control principles and tools to creative writing

By Jeremy Hanson-Finger, author of Death and the Intern One problem I’ve struggled with as a writer is keeping track of the changes I make to my work during the editorial process. Organizing the versions of the text that correspond to each step in the production schedule is easy enough. You send your editor your… Continue Reading My friend Git: Applying software version control principles and tools to creative writing

Books Beyond Bars

Check out this awesome initiative Invisible author Kaleigh Trace is involved in — they’re looking for support! Books Beyond Bars is a library program, writing workshops, and a reading-out-loud program with women incarcerated at the correctional facility in Burnside, Nova Scotia. Here’s the deal: Books Beyond Bars is a an entirely volunteer run group that… Continue Reading Books Beyond Bars

Andrew Forbes is Open Book’s May 2016 WIR

We are thrilled to announce that Andrew Forbes is the May 2016 writer-in-residence over at Open Book. Check out his first post with the answers to Open Book’s Proust Questionnaire. Got burning questions you want Forbes to answer? You can write to him throughout the month of May at writer@openbooktoronto.com.