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April 2012 Archives

Poetry Month Q&A: Tanya Davis

With over 4 million YouTube hits, Halifax's Poet Laureate is living proof of how the Internet can bring poetry what it needs most: an audience....

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Poetry Month writing tip: Jim Johnstone

All through April, we're featuring writing tips from Canadian poets. Today, the former CBC Poetry Prize winner on the value of a good critique....

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May is Crime Month on Canada Writes

Get ready crime lovers, Canada Writes has partnered with the Crime Writers of Canada to present a whole 31 days of mystery, murder and mayhem. We’ve got lots in store...

Poetry Month Q&A: Fred Wah

Canada's current Poet Laureate on the importance of "finding a poetry that talks back to history."  ...

Poetry Month Q&A: Evelyn Lau

Vancouver's Poet Laureate on her mission to validate emerging writers, and the five Canadian poets who inspire her right now....

Poetry Month writing tip: Evelyn Lau

In honour of National Poetry Month, Vancouver's Poet Laureate on the importance of getting your work out there....

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Daniel Karasik receives Lit Award in Montreal

Last Thursday, a crowd gathered in Montreal to raise a glass in honour of the winners of this year’s CBC Short Story Prize / Prix de la nouvelle Radio-Canada....

Shyam Selvadurai vs. Robert Hough: Write what you know/Write what you don't

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 in the making...

Where I write: Jenny Sampirisi

In honour of National Poetry Month, we're taking a look at where Toronto poet Jenny Sampirisi puts words to page every day, and the poem she always reads before she...

Poetry Month writing tip: Jeramy Dodds

The former CBC Poetry Prize winner's writing advice is refreshingly straightforward. (That is, until you get to the balaclava.)...

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Poetry Month writing tip: Priscila Uppal

We're rolling out writing tips from Canadian poets all through April. Here, Priscila Uppal gets (literally) crafty....

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Where I write: Susan Glickman (photo gallery)

For National Poetry Month, we're looking at the inspiration that Canadian poets glean from their workspaces. First up: award-winning poet Susan Glickman and the item that makes up for chocolate......

Poetry Month Q&A: Jeramy Dodds

In honour of Poetry Month, we're checking in with former CBC Poetry Prize winners to see how their craft has developed since winning the prize. Today, 2007 winner Jeramy Dodds...

Poetry Month writing tip: Tanis Rideout

All this month on Canada Writes, we're rolling out tips from Canadian poets. Today: former CBC Poetry Prize winner Tanis Rideout on the importance of readiness....

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Poetry Month writing tip: Roo Borson

Our latest nugget of poetic wisdom: Roo Borson on the importance of keeping an eye out for those fleeting flashes of meaning....

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CBC Poetry Prize winner Jim Johnstone on the merits of blind judging and the slush pile

We're checking in with former CBC Poetry Prize winners to see how their craft has developed since winning the prize. Here's 2008 second-prize winner Jim Johnstone on the power of...

Poetry Month Q&A: Steven Ross Smith

As this year's CBC Poetry Prize includes a coveted residency at the Banff Centre, we thought a check-in in with the Director of Literary Programs would be in order. Here,...

CBC Poetry Prize winner Tanis Rideout on how technology could save poetry

We're checking in with former CBC Poetry Prize winners to see how their craft has developed since winning the prize. Here's 2009 winner Tanis Rideout on making poetry into an...

April Fool's Apology Challenge: And the winner is...

Funnyman Mark Critch and his phalanx of This Hour Has 22 Minutes writers scoured through over 1,000 witty, weird and wonderful tweets to find the best April Fool's Apology. And...

Poetry Month writing tip: Tim Lilburn

To celebrate National Poetry Month, the Governor General's Award-winning poet treats us to a tip on the power of writerly obsession....

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April Fool's Apology All-Stars: Part 5, "Weird family"

The grand prize winner will be announced later today—but until then, here's the final instalment of the All-Stars as chosen by the 22 Minutes writers. Today: family tweets so weird, they got their...

April Fool's Apology All-Stars: Part 4, "Crazy politics" and "Poor kids"

The grand prize winner will be announced on Tuesday, April 10—but until then, we're rolling out the All-Stars as chosen by the 22 Minutes writers. Today: top tweets in the "Crazy politics" and...

April Fool's Apology All-Stars: Part 3, "Failed science" and "Gross"

The grand prize winner will be announced next Tuesday, April 10—but until then, we're rolling out the All-Stars as chosen by the 22 Minutes writers. Today: top tweets in the "failed science" and...

April Fool's Apology All-Stars: Part 2, "Romance" and "Critters"

The grand prize winner will be announced next Tuesday, April 10—but until then, we're rolling out the All-Stars as chosen by the 22 Minutes writers. Today: top tweets in the "Romance" and "Critters"...

Poetry Month writing tip: Erin Knight

In honour of National Poetry Month, we're serving up writing tips from Canadian poets all through April. To kick things off, Erin Knight on the virtues of a little fresh...

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April Fool's Apology All-Stars: Part 1, "Just trying to help"

The grand prize winner will be announced next Tuesday, April 10—but until then, we'll be rolling out the All-Stars as chosen by the 22 Minutes writers. Today: a dizzying array...

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April Fool's Apology Twitter Challenge : The Longlist

A big thank-you to everyone who tweeted in their April Fool's apologies to our challenge yesterday. The team at 22 Minutes worked well into the night to compile a longlist...

22 Minutes writers on "the best prank I ever pulled"

We thought we'd get some pranking dirt from the devious comedic minds at the CBC's flagship sketch comedy show, This Hour Has 22 Minutes....

April Fool's Apology Twitter Challenge today!

Watch a video from This Hour Has 22 Minutes' Mark Critch announcing the big theme of our national Twitter Challenge, which runs today from 10 am ET to 10 pm...




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