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October 2011 Archives

Andrew Pyper vs. Sheila Heti: To plot... or not?

We've teamed up with The Next Chapter to present The Canada Writes Literary Smackdowns, an essay series in which authors sound off on various writing topics. No writers were injured...

Kathy Reichs takes the Laferrière Questionnaire

An extra-spooky edition of our very own 20 questions, courtesy of bestselling author and skeleton specialist Kathy Reichs.About the Laferrière Questionnaire: We asked writer Dany Laferrière to reinterpret the Proust Questionnaire...

The winner of the #CanadaWrites Twitter Challenge is...

It was quite the task, but judge Todd Babiak sifted through the 1,300 + shortest short stories we received for our first-ever Twitter Challenge and picked one winner. ...

Q&A with #CanadaWrites winner Navin Vaswani

And the iPod Touch goes to... Navin Vaswani of Toronto, Ontario! Read what Navin has to say about the participating in our first-ever Twitter Challenge....

Todd Babiak takes the Laferrière Questionnaire

The award-winning author answers our own game of 20 questions, courtesy of Canadian author Dany Laferrière.About the Laferrière Questionnaire: We asked writer Dany Laferrière to reinterpret the Proust Questionnaire for the...

#CanadaWrites winner to be announced today!

This afternoon we'll be announcing the winner of our first #canadawrites Twitter Challenge. Until then you can read all 1,300 stories in the running for the prize....

Twitter Challenge now closed!

The first ever Canada Writes Twitter Challenge is now closed. Thanks to all those who participated!...

Jonathan Goldstein shows no mercy

The host of CBC Radio's WireTap on the value of subjecting yourself to an extreme writing makeover....

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Twitter Challenge today!

Get out your tiny pencils! The first ever Canada Writes Twitter Challenge is taking place today between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. ET. ...

Get ready for the Canada Writes Twitter Challenge

We know you are working hard, getting your stories ready for this year's Short Story competition. With the deadline less than two weeks away now (November 1st), we think it's...

Helen Humphreys takes the Laferrière Questionnaire

The acclaimed author of Afterimage and Coventry submits to our very own 20 questions, courtesy of Canadian author Dany Laferrière. About the Laferrière Questionnaire: We asked writer Dany Laferrière to reinterpret the Proust...

Shane Peacock takes the Laferrière Questionnaire

The author of the award-winning "Boy Sherlock Holmes" series submits to our sleuthing, courtesy of Canadian author Dany Laferrière.About the Laferrière Questionnaire: We asked writer Dany Laferrière to reinterpret the Proust...

David Bergenon on what makes a good reader

The Giller Prize-winning author of The Time in Between looks at what makes a good reader and gives a nod to Nabokov....

Charlotte Gray takes the Laferrière Questionnaire

In a special Women's History Month edition of our very own 20 questions, the biographer of Nellie McClung, Susanna Moodie and Catharine Parr Traill makes us look up at least one word in...

David Bergen on imitating Updike

The Giller Prize-winning author of The Time in Between talks about his Rabbit-like tendencies. ...

Julie Wheelwright: Blood lines

In honour of Women's History Month, we chat with the author of Esther about her ancestor's amazing life story - from Abenaki captive to Mother Superior....

David Bergen on plagiarism and leaning on other writers

The Giller Prize-winning author of The Time in Between looks at the fine line between admiration and mimickry....

How David Bergen found his first story

The Giller Prize-winning author of The Time in Between describes the paradigm shift that led to his first published story....

Michael Crummey takes the Laferrière Questionnaire

Our patented Laferrière Questionnaire shines a light on the slightly twisted mind of Michael Crummey, the author of Galore.About the Laferrière Questionnaire: We asked writer Dany Laferrière to reinterpret the Proust...

David Bergen: In the beginning

The Giller Prize-winning author of The Time in Between shares his unglamorous—and fragrant—beginnings as a writer....

Daniel Kalla: Time and momentum

The author of The Far Side of the Sky and Pandemic explains just how a practicing doctor can write seven novels in seven years....

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David Bergen: Can writing be taught?

The Giller Prize-winning author of The Time in Between looks at what it means to "teach" someone how to write. ...



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