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March 2013 Archives

Hyperlocal Q&A with Mark Leger

Mark Leger is one of 12 bloggers who'll be telling his neighbourhood's stories on Hyperlocal - Canada Writes' interactive story map, launching April 3rd. Mark lives in the South End...

Hyperlocal Q&A with Kate McDonnell

Kate McDonnell is one of 12 bloggers who'll be telling her neighbourhood's stories on Canada Writes' new interactive story map Hyperlocal, launching April 3rd. Kate lives in Villeray, Montreal. Find out more about Hyperlocal and...

Notes on Montreal: Mike Rud's music and literature project

On Canada Writes we have talked about how music influences and inspires writers but, as our colleagues at CBC Music know, the reverse is also true: musicians can be inspired by literature. ...

Hyperlocal Q&A with Andrew Robulack

Andrew Robulack is one of 12 bloggers who'll be telling his neighbourhood's stories on Canada Writes' new interactive story map Hyperlocal, launching April 3rd. Andrew lives in Porter Creek, White Horse. Find...

Hyperlocal Q&A with Allison Sparling

Allison Sparling is one of 12 bloggers who'll be telling her neighbourhood's stories on Hyperlocal - Canada Writes' interactive story map, launching April 3rd. Allison lives in on the border of Halifax's...

CBC Short Story Prize: And the winner is...

Canada Writes, along with our partners the Canada Council for the Arts, Air Canada's enRoute magazine and The Banff Centre, are happy to announce the winners of the CBC Short Story Prize / Prix de la nouvelle...

Hyperlocal Q&A with Jason Lee Norman

Jason Lee Norman is one of 12 bloggers who'll be telling his neighbourhood's stories on Hyperlocal - Canada Writes' interactive story map, launching April 3rd. Jason lives in Castledowns, Edmonton. Find out...

CBC Short Story Prize: Announcing YOUR favourite

You still need to wait until Tuesday morning to find out who won this year’s CBC Short Story Prize. But today we’re revealing the one work that you—the public—would most...

Hyperlocal Q&A with Andreae Callanan

Andreae Callanan is one of 12 bloggers who'll be telling her neighbourhood's stories on Hyperlocal - Canada Writes' interactive story map, launching April 3rd. Andreae lives in the west end of...

John Terpstra takes the Magic 8

The author of Two or Three Guitars: Collected Poems, and Disarmament fields questions from the Canadian literati on how his "work for money" choices have influenced his writing,  his "geography of writing,"...

Hyperlocal Q&A with Paul Dechene

Paul Dechene is one of 12 bloggers who'll be telling his neighbourhood's stories on Hyperlocal - Canada Writes' interactive story map, launching April 3rd. Paul lives in Regina's Cathedral Village. Find out...

Hyperlocal Q&A with Willow Yamauchi

Willow Yamauchi is one of 12 bloggers who'll be telling her neighbourhood's stories on Hyperlocal - Canada Writes' interactive story map, launching April 3rd. Willow lives in Vancouver's Mount Pleasant.Find...

Hyperlocal Q&A with Shawn Micallef

Shawn Micallef is one of 12 bloggers who'll be telling his neighbourhood's stories on Hyperlocal - Canada Writes' interactive story map, launching April 3rd. Shawn lives on the border of...

Hyperlocal Q&A with Colleen Simard

Colleen Simard is one of 12 bloggers who'll be telling her neighbourhood's stories on Canada Writes' new interactive project Hyperlocal, launching April 3rd. Colleen lives in Winnipeg's North End. ...

Hyperlocal: Interactive story map launching April 3

Change is all around us. Though we live it differently, it is a common experience we all share. Hyperlocal strikes at the very heart of this premise. Rooted in place,...

CBC Short Story Prize: "Sweet Dynamite" by Jay Tameling

Jay Tameling's "Sweet Dynamite" brings to life the sweet and sour notes of a bourbon-loving trumpet player, his chance encounter with a young Jewish woman in Montreal, and the son...

The Shortlist: Q&A with Jay Tameling

There are five names on the shortlist for this year's CBC Short Story Prize. Before we announce the winner, we want to introduce you to the finalists and their stories.Jay Tameling's...

CBC Short Story Prize: Vote for your favourite

Now that the five shortlisted stories have been published on our website, we are asking you, Canada, to let us know which one you like best....

CBC Short Story Prize: "L'Étranger" by Eliza Robertson

A potential illness brings about an unexpected moment of intimacy between a young woman and her disaffected roommate in Eliza Robertson's "L'Étranger," shortlisted for the 2013 CBC Short Story Prize. ...

The Shortlist: Q&A with Eliza Robertson

There are five names on the shortlist for this year's CBC Short Story Prize. Before we announce the winner, we want to introduce you to the finalists and their stories.Eliza Robertson's...

The CBC Poetry Prize is now closed.

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CBC Short Story Prize: "Parse" by Roderick Moody-Corbett

Roderick Moody-Corbett's "Parse" is the story of a parting, in one breathless, neurotic, heartbroken sentence. It was shortlisted for the 2013 CBC Short Story Prize. ...

The Shortlist: Q&A with Roderick Moody-Corbett

There are five names on the shortlist for this year's CBC Short Story Prize. Before we announce the winner, we want to introduce you to the finalists and their stories.Roderick Moody-Corbett's...

CBC Short Story Prize: "Old Hands" by Mathew Howard

An old man faces a history of violence and regret as the waters of time sweep away his home and the memories it contains in Mathew Howard's "Old Hands," shortlisted...

The Shortlist: Q&A with Mathew Howard

There are five names on the shortlist for this year's CBC Short Story Prize. Before we announce the winner, we want to introduce you to the finalists and their stories.Mathew Howard's...

CBC Short Story Prize: The finalists

CBC’s Canada Writes—with its partners the Canada Council for the Arts, Air Canada's enRoute magazine and The Banff Centre—is pleased to announce today the finalists for the CBC Short Story Prize / Prix de la nouvelle Radio-Canada.   ...

CBC Short Story Prize: "The Three Times Rule" by Becky Blake

Becky Blake won the 2013 CBC Short Story Prize for her story "The Three Times Rule"—a glimpse into the life of a damaged young woman who lives in a world of self-imposed rules...

The Shortlist: Q&A with Becky Blake

Becky Blake won the 2013 CBC Short Story Prize for her story "The Three Times Rule". We talk to her about the inspiration for her story and the challenges of...

Brian Francis vs. C.S. Richardson: To tweet or not to tweet

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...

Shyam Selvadurai on childhood memory, Buddha, and answering your own questions

The author of Funny Boy and The Hungry Ghosts fields questions from the Canadian literati (including himself!) on his influences outside literature, the relationship between his childhood and his writing, and...

Cathy Marie Buchanan takes the Magic 8

The author of The Painted Girls answers questions from the Canadian literati on the relationship between children and video games, the importance of sense of place in her work, and...

Vincent Lam takes the Magic 8

The author of  The Headmaster's Wager fields questions from the Canadian literati on what his alter ego is like, the influence of growing up with siblings, and whether or not he...

Lawrence Hill on that time The Book of Negroes was burned

The author of The Book of Negroes fields questions from other great Canadian writers in our patented Magic 8 Q&A—and reveals a shocking reaction to his Canada Reads-winning novel.  ...

CBC Short Story Prize: The jury

Next week we will be revealing the shortlist for the 2012-2013 CBC Short Story Prize. But before we do that we'd like to introduce you to the three great writers...

Reader Q&A with Corey Redekop

As we prepare to unveil the shortlist for the 2013 CBC Short Story Prize, we're asking the readers for the competition what it's like to read hundreds of short stories...

Poetry Competition now open!

Ladies and gentlemen, we are proud to announce the opening of the third and final competition in the 2012-2013 CBC Literary Prizes cycle: Poetry!The CBC Poetry Prize is awarded once a year...



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