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February 2012 Archives

Meet the reader: Jen Sookfong Lee

As we prepare to unveil the shortlist for the CBC Short Story Prize, we're asking the readers for the competition what it's like to read 500 short stories in search...

Meet the reader: Craig Francis Power

As we prepare to unveil the shortlist for the CBC Short Story Prize, we're asking the readers for the competition what it's like to read 500 short stories in search...

Russell Smith vs. Lynn Coady: Let's write about sex! No, let's not!

In the Canada Writes Literary Smackdowns, authors go head to head on various writing topics. No writers were injured in the making of this series.Battle Five: Should writers include sex scenes in...

Meet the reader: Maria Schamis Turner

As we prepare to unveil the shortlist for the CBC Short Story Prize, we're asking the readers for the competition about reading 500 short stories in search of the best....

Meet the reader: Deborah Willis

As we prepare to unveil the shortlist for the CBC Short Story Prize, we're asking the readers for the competition what it's like to read 500 short stories in search...

Breakup Tweet Challenge Winner

Our judge, Tabatha Southey, has made her final decision. The winning tweet in the inaugural Breakup Tweet Challenge is......

Meet the reader: Andrew Hood

As we prepare to unveil the shortlist for the CBC Short Story Prize, we're asking the readers for the competition what it's like to read 500 short stories in search...

Breakup Tweet Challenge: And the winner is...

Our judge, Tabatha Southey, has made her final decision. The winning tweet in the inaugural Breakup Tweet Challenge is......

Meet the reader: Alice Zorn

As we prepare to unveil the shortlist for the CBC Short Story Prize, we're asking the readers for the competition what it's like to read 500 short stories in search...

All-Stars Part 5: "No Going Back"

We'll be announcing the winner of the Breakup Tweet Challenge tomorrow! In the meantime, we're rolling out the All-Stars as chosen by our judge, The Globe and Mail's Tabatha Southey (@TabathaSouthey). Today's...

Meet the reader: Michael V. Smith

As we prepare to unveil the shortlist for the CBC Short Story Prize, we're asking the readers for the competition about reading 500 short stories in search of the best....

All-Stars Part 4: "Political"

We'll be announcing the winner of the Breakup Tweet Challenge on Wednesday. In the meantime, we're rolling out the All-Stars as chosen by our judge, The Globe and Mail's Tabatha Southey...

CBC Short Story Prize: The Longlist

It was a banner year for the CBC Literary Prizes. Even with all the changes that were made to the competition, we received a record number 3,000 short stories!...

Meet the reader: Julie Booker

As we prepare to unveil the shortlist for the CBC Short Story Prize, we're asking the readers for the competition what it's like to read 500 short stories in search...

All-Stars Part 3: "Canadiana" and "Tech & Nerd"

We'll be announcing the winner of the Breakup Tweet Challenge on Wednesday. In the meantime, we're rolling out the All-Stars as chosen by our judge, The Globe and Mail's Tabatha Southey...

All-Stars Part 2: "Domestic Breakup" and "Heartfelt"

We'll be announcing the winner of the Breakup Tweet Challenge on Wednesday, February 22. In the meantime, we're rolling out the All-Stars as chosen by our judge, The Globe and Mail's...

Breakup Tweet Challenge All-Stars: Part 1

We'll be announcing the winner of the Breakup Tweet Challenge on Wednesday, February 22. In the meantime, we're rolling out the All-Stars as chosen by our judge, The Globe and...

Read some of Tuesday's Tweets

We hope you enjoyed Valentine’s Day as much as we did. Your funny breakup tweets kept us in stitches throughout the day. It’s too soon to call a winner right now...

The Breakup Tweet Challenge is now closed

What a day it’s been! Thank you Canada for keeping us chuckling and smiling all day long with your pithy, funny Tweets. We’re a little exhausted (read: extremely worn out)...

The Breakup Tweet Challenge is on!

Celebrity judge @TabathaSouthey is standing by for your best Breakup Tweet (using the hashtag #canadawrites). The prize? Nothing says "it's over" like an iPad 2....

How to date a writer: Heather O'Neill

Here, laid bare for Valentine's Day, Heather O'Neill offers 10 tips on the perils and the pleasures of a romancing a writer:...

Breakup Tweet Challenge: Meet your judge

Ladies and gentlemen, may we present your judge for our Breakup Tweet Challenge: Globe and Mail and Elle Canada columnist—and pithy tweeter extraordinaire—@TabathaSouthey....

Want to date a writer? Read this first.

Since Valentine's Day is looming, we asked five Canadian writers for their words of warning for getting romantically involved with one of their kind. Here are their top 10 tips....

Short Story Longlist announced

You’ve waited a long time. Now you have to wait another 11 days to find out who made the longlist for the 2012 CBC Short Story Award.There are 35 names...

Valentine's Day Twitter Challenge

Get ready, Canada! On Tuesday, February 14th we will be hosting our second 12-hour Twitter challenge from 10 am ET to 10 pm ET. ...

Brad Smith takes the Laferrière Questionnaire

The author of Red Means Run 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...

More from: Laferriere Questionnaire

By Jennifer Goddard

The winner of our first-ever Namedropping Nonfiction Challenge is Jennifer Goddard of Montreal.Entry:  Jacqueline swallowed her saliva so she wouldn’t get dehydrated. Perhaps not the best decision, cutting hay alone. The John...

Meet the Namedropping Nonfiction winner

Challenge winner Jennifer Goddard, of Montreal, Quebec, on loving the puzzle of telling a story in 100 words.    ...

Namedropping Nonfiction Challenge: We have a winner!

...and a runner-up! Our judge, the inimitable JJ Lee, has pored over the hundreds of entries we received in our Namedropping Nonfiction Challenge and divulged his top two entries....

Creative Nonfiction now closed

A big thank you to all the Canadians who took part in this year’s Creative Nonfiction competition. Now comes the hard part: the waiting…All submissions will now be processed and...

Experience some Cabin Fever

Cabin Fever can be a good thing. To celebrate our new partnership with The Banff Centre and to mark the closing of the competition for the CBC Creative Nonfiction Prize, we are pleased...




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