Submitted by Open Book on July 28, 2014 - 10:35am
The jury for the 2014 the CBC Creative Nonfiction Prize had a difficult job; they had to select a single winner from over 1,800 submissions received from across Canada.
In the end it was a story that had travelled from far away that won over jurors Carolyn Abraham, Denise Chong and David Macfarlane. The Grand Prize was awarded to "The Hunter and the Swan" by Fort Smith, Northwest Territories resident Patti-Kay Hamilton.
Submitted by kate on July 23, 2014 - 2:15pm
Chaudiere Books, founded in 2006 with the mandate to produce books that engage the Ottawa-area literary community with the outside world, is seeking support as they rebuild after being relaunched by rob mclennan and new co-publisher Christine McNair. Chaudiere Books is one of the few small presses in Ontario that focus primarily on poetry, and have frequently published first-time authors as well as showcasing existing literary talent.
Submitted by kate on July 17, 2014 - 1:25pm
Magie Dominic is a Newfoundland writer and artist living in New York. Her poems and essays have appeared in numerous publications and her art has been exhibited in Toronto and New York. Magie's first memoir, The Queen of Peace Room, was shortlisted for the Canadian Women’s Studies Award, ForeWord magazine’s Book of the Year Award and the Judy Grahn Award. Her latest memoir Street Angel (Wilfrid Laurier University Press) will be published on July 24.
Submitted by Open Book on July 15, 2014 - 11:57am
The English-language finalists for the 2014 CBC Creative Nonfiction Prize were announced yesterday by Canada Writes and its partners, the Canada Council for the Arts, Air Canada's enRoute magazine and The Banff Centre. The five finalists were selected by this year's jury, Carolyn Abraham, Denise Chong and David Macfarlane, out of more than 1800 submitted stories.
The finalists are:
Jennifer Clark of Calgary, Alberta for February
Brandee Eubank of New Brigden, Alberta for Some Distant World
Sarah Habben of St. Albert, Alberta for Where I Am From
Submitted by kate on July 14, 2014 - 1:43pm
Submitted by kate on July 10, 2014 - 12:18pm
Sam McKegney is an author and associate professor of English and Cultural Studies at Queen’s University. His most recent book, published earlier this year, is Masculindians:
Conversations about Indigenous Manhood (University of Manitoba Press), a collection of interviews with leading Indigenous artists, critics, activists and elders on the subject of Indigenous manhood.
Submitted by Open Book on July 10, 2014 - 8:45am
Alan McLeod and Jordan St. John just might have your dream gig, if you are a beer lover. They are the authors of The Ontario Beer Book: A Heady History of Brewing from the Great Lakes to the Hudson Bay (Dundurn), where their research took them to Ontario's breweries, from the smallest craft brewery to multinational conglomerates.
Today we speak to Jordan, who tells Open Book about beer's important role in Ontario's history, the relationship between beer and local identity and the importance of making something.
Tell us about your book, The Ontario Beer Book.
Submitted by kate on July 7, 2014 - 10:29am
Submitted by kate on July 4, 2014 - 10:35am
by rob mclennan
Earlier this year, I was watching my daily array of late night talk shows, and witnessed an improv between Seth Meyers and Fred Armisen on Late Night with Seth Meyers that described a new (fictional) game, “Touch the Donkey.” I immediately thought to myself: that would be a great name for a magazine.