Erin Frances Fisher is a writer to watch. The recent winner of the RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers for her story “Girl”, Erin has also won prizes from literary journals The Malahat Review and PRISM international. Read more
If you’re in Toronto on June 12 and feeling in a literary way, I’ll be reading with a great group of writers at The Steady on Bloor in anticipation of World Pride events. We’ll be reading from 9-10 pm and readings will be short and sweet, so lots of time for socializing before and after the event. The other writers on the bill are Vivek Shraya, Dani Couture, Maureen Hynes, and Shawn Syms. Read more
What separates the human world from the animal? Is it possible to bridge the divide between a boy and a bear?
All The Broken Things, Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer’s brilliant new novel, traces the relationship between Bo–a 14-year old boat person from Vietnam living with his mom and severely disabled sister in Toronto’s Junction neighbourhood–and a young bear cub Bo is asked to train for the fair and circus circuit in rural 1980s Ontario. Bo and Bear form a powerful bond, and as Bo struggles with his family and his own personal ghosts, his relationship with Bear becomes a dependable refuge. Read more