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Why Writing is Not Such a Solitary Experience

Review editor at the Quill & Quire, Steven W. Beattie, was one of the 2018 Festival Delegates and in this guest post, he writes about the solitary experience of being a writer and how opportunities like the Delegates Programme offers writers a chance to engage with the community. Look out for links to guest posts written by Beattie’s fellow delegates!

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TIFA and FAN EXPO Canada Announce Flash Fiction Winners!

We had the pleasure of teaming up with FAN EXPO Canada for our first ever Flash Fiction Competition. We challenged writers to create a short story (750 words max.) in 72 hours. They picked the genre and setting but the story must include a very specific item. The catch? They won’t find out what that item is until the competition officially opens.

Our lovely judges—authors Robert J Sawyer, Adrienne Kress, Lesley Livingston, J.M Frey and Mark Askwith; and the Editorial Director of HarperCollins Canada, Jennifer Lambert—deliberated this past weekend as FAN EXPO Canada celebrated their 25th anniversary and the winners were chosen!

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The TIFA Backlist

The second season of the TIFA Backlist is releasing episodes once a week all summer. The eight episode season will feature events that took place over the course of the 2018 Festival. You can also binge the entire first season!

You can also read mini author profiles featuring some of the authors featured on the podcast: Esi Edugyan, Vivek Shraya, Ondjaki and Eden Robinson.

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