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10 questions for Mark Critch

We're thrilled to announce our celebrity judge for Monday's April Fool's Apology Challenge: This Hour Has 22 Minutes host and master tweeter Mark Critch. Scroll down to watch his favourite sketch that he's penned so far: "The Codfather." ...

Meet the 22 Minutes writers: Jennifer Goodhue

 To prep for our Twitter Challenge on Monday, we're getting inside the comedic minds of This Hour Has 22 Minutes. Jennifer is obsessed with fun new uses for Auto-Tune....

Meet the 22 Minutes writers: David Kerr

To prep for our looming Twitter Challenge, we're getting inside the comedic minds of This Hour Has 22 Minutes. Watch David Kerr's favourite sketch and see why it involved researching the size of the human bladder....

Meet the 22 Minutes writers: Mike Allison

To prep for next Monday's Twitter Challenge, we're getting inside the comedic minds of This Hour Has 22 Minutes all this week. Meet Mike Allison, who can make even H1N1 funny....

Meet the 22 Minutes writers: Bob Kerr

To prep for next Monday's Twitter Challenge, we're asking the 22 Minutes writers about their favourite sketches. Bob's involves yurts and a really high-waisted Shaun Majumder....

Meet the 22 Minutes writers: Rupinder Gill

To prep for next Monday's Twitter Challenge, we're asking the 22 Minutes writers about their favourite sketches. Rupinder Gill's involves Cathy Jones and a muumuu....

Next Twitter Challenge Monday, April 2

Start stretching out those funny bones—Canada Writes is partnering with This Hour Has 22 Minutes for a national Twitter Challenge next Monday.  ...

Meet the 22 Minutes writers: Albert Howell

To get into the comedic spirit for the upcoming Canada Writes/This Hour Has 22 Minutes Twitter Challenge on Monday, April 2, we'll be introducing you to the show's talented writing crew all this week. First up: head scribe and sketch master Albert Howell....

We have our winners!

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 2011-2012 CBC Short Story Prize / Prix de la nouvelle Radio-Canada....

Joëlle Anthony vs. Rabindranath Maharaj: Write in private/write in public

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 of this series.Battle Six: If solitude makes for the most fertile writing environment, why do so many people write in coffee...

Hugh Brewster takes the Laferrière Questionnaire

The author of RMS Titanic submits to our very own 20 questions, courtesy of Canadian author Dany Laferrière. Will he sink or swim?About the Laferrière Questionnaire: We asked writer Dany Laferrière to reinterpret the Proust Questionnaire for the 21st century. He put together 20 questions that shine a light on who...

More from: Laferriere Questionnaire

Public vote winner: CBC Short Story Prize

This month we published all ten stories on the shortlist for the CBC Short Story Prize. This is the first time we’ve ever done this. Traditionally, only the winners get their stories read by Canadians. But this year we wanted to get the whole country involved and invited everyone to...

Andrew Steinmetz: Right manuscript, wrong publisher

The editor of Véhicule’s fiction imprint—an author himself—gives some insider tips on the importance of finding the right publisher....

Meet the jury for the CBC Short Story Prize

By this time next week, it will all be over. Out of the 10 finalists, one will be named Grand Prize Winner and four others will be runners-up. The people who make the final decision are among our country’s best writers (one is even a former winner!)....

CBC Short Story Prize: Vote for your favourite

Now that all ten 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: 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.   ...

Short Story shortlist to be announced Monday

It all comes down to this. The 35 titles on the CBC Short Story Prize longlist now get whittled down to 10. Be sure to check the Canada Writes website on Monday, March 5. We will be announcing the finalists at 10 a.m. ET.Also on Monday, we will begin to...

Meet the reader: Rosemary Nixon

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 of the best. Rosemary Nixon wants stories that leave her open-mouthed and blown away....

CBC Poetry Competition now closed

Ladies and gentlemen, we are proud to announce the opening of the third and final competition in the 2011-2012 CBC Literary Prizes cycle: Poetry!The CBC Poetry Prize is awarded once a year to the best original, unpublished, poem or poetry collection submitted to the competition. You have until May 1st...

Meet the reader: Steven Mayoff

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 of the best. Here's Steven Mayoff on finding the stories that invoke a sense of wonder....




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