As part of National Indigenous History Month, we asked two-time Scotiabank Giller Prize finalist Eden Robinson to curate a list of five emerging Indigenous authors to spotlight. These writers examine topics of race, sexuality, trauma, survival, gender and so much more in their work from a range of insightful and refreshing perspectives. Your reading list just got longer.
It’s June which means summer, street festivals and Pride Month! Last year, we created a list of Top Ten Reads for Pride Month featuring authors such as Catherine Hernandez, Gwen Benaway, Kamal Al-Solaylee and Eileen Myles. This year, we spoke to actor and author Joanne Vannicola, about their new memoir, how their acting career influenced their writing and the queer authors they’d recommend.
Vannicola’s memoir, All We Knew But Couldn’t Say, launches on June 8 as part of Toronto Lit Up.
It's May, which means flowers are blooming and so is the imagination! This month, comic creators from all over the world will appear at the Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF). We've teamed up with comics creator and one of our 2018 Festival delegates, Jason Loo, to provide you with a curated list of comics worth exploring.
Harry Potter Day, Star Wars Day and a weekend of comics positions May as one of the geekiest months of the year. To sink our fangs into this theme, we spoke with the Merril Collection‘s Senior Department Head, Sephora Henderson, about the collection and the power of the sci-fi, fantasy and speculative genres!
On April 3, we hosted PoetryNOW: 11th Annual Battle of the Bards, featuring 20 talented poets, each reading four minutes of their work. All poets maximized their limited time and gave us a showing of funny, compelling and beautiful performances. It was a fantastic way to begin National Poetry Month.
All the participants delivered remarkable work, however, it was Doyali Islam who stood out on this day to earn the 2019 title of top bard. We caught up with her to discuss the people she has to thank for her journey so far, the moment she fell in love with poetry and the poet we should all be looking out for.