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Writing Time: Discipline & Structure

When I was working on my first book, Port of Being, I woke up at 6 a.m. every day for at least 4 months straight. I woke up to read, think, and write for at least 2-3 hours each morning before I began the rest of my day around 9 and 10 a.m. I am […]

Welcome, Shazia Hafiz Ramji, our new Invisiblog guest editor!

Shazia Hafiz Ramji is the new guest editor for Invisiblog! She will be editing and curating Invisiblog essays, interviews, and bits, and encourages you to get in touch if you would like to be featured: shaziahafizramji[at]gmail[dot]com or @Shazia_R UPDATE: Submissions and pitches are closed as of Feb 26, 2019. Thank you very much to all […]

Thinking in Arabic, Writing in English: An Interview with Ahmad Danny Ramadan

Ahmad Danny Ramadan is a Syrian-born author, storyteller, and LGBTQ-refugees activist who calls Canada home. His debut novel is The Clothesline Swing (2017). He also translated Rafi Badawi’s 1000 Lashes: Because I Say What I Think, and published two collections of short stories in Arabic. His work in activism has supported the arrival of over 18 Syrian queer […]

Invisible Publishing x Chaudiere Books

The rumours are true: all your favourite Chaudiere Books are now available through Invisible Publishing. We’re giving the Chaudiere backlist a second home, and we’re thrilled to welcome Chaudiere authors into the Invisible Publishing family. And we want you to welcome them into your family, too: from now till the end of February, all Chaudiere […]

Coming-of-Age through Poetry and Art: An Interview with Hana Shafi

Hana Shafi is a writer and artist who illustrates under the name Frizz Kid. Both her visual art and writing frequently explore themes such as feminism, body politics, racism, and pop culture with an affinity to horror. A graduate of Ryerson University’s Journalism Program, she has published articles in publications such as The Walrus, Hazlitt, […]

Reconciling Academia and Creative Writing: An Interview with Billy-Ray Belcourt

Billy-Ray Belcourt is from the Driftpile Cree Nation. He is a PhD student and 2018 Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Scholar in the Dept. of English & Film Studies at the University of Alberta. THIS WOUND IS A WORLD (Frontenac 2017) is his first book, for which he won the 2018 Griffin Poetry Prize. NDN COPING MECHANISMS […]

Best Canadian Music Writing 2018

by Del Cowie Invisible’s Bibliophonic imprint is back. After publishing books on The Dears, NoMeansNo, The Wooden Stars, The Deadly Snakes and Jim Guthrie the imprint is returning after a short hiatus to publish short books about contemporary Canadian musicians and I recently joined Invisible’s team to be the editor of the series. Consequently, reading […]

Writing Worlds Anew by Phillip Dwight Morgan

Phillip requires a great deal of individual attention to follow through on written assignments to complete them on time. He demonstrates good general knowledge orally, but seems to have difficulty putting his ideas in writing.                                                             –an excerpt from my Grade 4 report card Long before I could read an analog clock, I knew intimately […]

Recipe: Mama’s Macaroni Soup

This holiday season, Invisible Publishing asked our authors to contribute a recipe to our chapbook Dinner Party, available exclusively from our website, and full proceeds will go to Food Banks Canada. And if you buy one of the contributor’s books, also from our website, guess what? We’ll throw in a copy in a copy of […]