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More than Five Questions with Writer Alicia Elliott

Alicia Elliott (photo credit: Ayelet Tsabari) On the latest interview for #Invisibooks, we caught up with the fantastic Alicia Elliott to hear her thoughts on encouraging emerging writers, the power of seeing yourself in a story, how her new book came about, and why she’s such a wrestling fan. Tamara Jong: Hey Alicia, huge congrats […]

5 Books that Explore Identity & Intimacy

5 Books that Explore Identity and Intimacy These five books delve into how our identities and intimate relationships are formed and revisited, in friendships, tragedy, bereavement, and vindication. Glass Beads by Dawn Dumont (Thistledown Press): These interconnected stories feature the friendships of four First Nations people against the cultural, political, and historical backdrop of the […]

Five Questions with Writer Jael Richardson

Jael Richardson (photo credit: Arden Wray) Jael chats with #Invisibooks about CanLit, why the Festival of Literary Diversity (FOLD) feels like fun and not work, her call to writing, tips on how to be an ally and her forthcoming new book Gutter Child (woohoo!). Tamara Jong: Jael, It’s just past year three of FOLD. You […]

Announcing Little Bird Stories Vol. 8!

We’re cross-posting this from our pals over at the Sarah Selecky Writing School because we’re SO PLEASED to be publishing the finalists from their Little Bird writing contest! Be sure to read their full release, and pick up a print or digital copy of Little Bird Stories, Volume 8: In print from us (or from […]

5 Books to Read on the Road

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Road Trip! It’s summer! Grab the cooler and drop some paper towels over last season’s dried-up corn silk. Pack up the car, borrow a car, take the streetcar to the end of the line, or refashion your couch into a staycation-mobile. Whatever the vehicle, it’s time to hit the road…and read! We present “5 Books […]

Soft Bed

I can hear the man behind the front desk turning the page of the large guest book as he taps a biro against the edge of the counter. It’s hard to sleep sitting up, especially when all I want is to curl up on a soft bed and feel safe enough to fall into a […]

5 Debut Writers to Check Out

You’re always on the lookout for new and eclectic voices. Short stories, poetry, nonfiction and novels: you want to know who’s new on the scene. Then you’ll want to check out these debut titles from five writers on the rise. The Boat People by Sharon Bala (McClelland & Stewart): The Boat People was inspired by […]

Lost Loves: Dismantling the Books I Once Loved

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In the furthest corner of my parent’s basement, beneath a tiny window that casts dusty light over my old futon, there’s a box buried beneath piles of other boxes. I am going to extract it from its cardboard-cobweb prison, because in it are all the chapter books I owned as a child and I want […]

4 Books to Take to the Park

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Depending on your definition of summer, it’s more or less here! Grab a blanket and some snacks, and let’s head to the park! And a hat; don’t forget a hat. And water; it’s important to hydrate. Okay, now let’s head to the park! These four reads are the perfect companion to an easy afternoon of […]