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June 2012- Archives

Meet the readers: Iain Reid

We're introducing you to the 10 talented Canadian writers who helped narrow down the 2,300+ entries for the 2011-2012 CBC Creative Nonfiction Prize into the longlist.Today, the National Post writer and author of One Bird's Choice on the importance of standing out.*****...

Meet the readers: Susan Olding

We're introducing you to the 10 talented Canadian writers who helped narrow down the 2,300+ entries for the 2011-2012 CBC Creative Nonfiction Prize into the longlist.Today, the author of the award-winning Pathologies on the benefits of reading on the road.*****...

Meet the readers: Kaitlin Fontana

We're introducing you to the 10 talented Canadian writers who helped narrow down the 2,300+ entries for the 2011-2012 CBC Creative Nonfiction Prize into the longlist.The National Magazine Award-winning writer gives us her do's and don'ts master list for creative nonfiction.*****...

Creative Nonfiction Prize: the longlist

We received more than 2,100 submissions to our Creative Nonfiction competition. Here are the 32works on the longlist for the 2011-2012 prize (alphabetical by author)....

Meet the readers: Valerie Compton

For the next two weeks, we'll be introducing you to the 10 talented Canadian writers who helped narrow down the 2,300+ entries for the 2011-2012 CBC Creative Nonfiction Prize into the longlist.We talk with East Coast author and journalist Valerie Compton on where to be generous in your writing—and where to...

Meet the readers: Marian Botsford Fraser

For the next two weeks, we'll be introducing you to the 10 talented Canadian writers who helped narrow down the 2,300+ entries for the 2011-2012 CBC Creative Nonfiction Prize into the longlist.First up: Author and National Magazine Award-winning journalist Marian Botsford Fraser.*****...

Creative Nonfiction longlist to be announced today at 12 p.m. ET

You’ve waited a long time. Now you only have to wait until noon (ET) on Tuesday, June 26 to find out who made the longlist for the 2011-2012 CBC Creative Nonfiction Prize.Good luck to everyone who's participated!!...

Clifford Cardinal, "Drawing with Chalk"

In honour of National Aboriginal Day on June 21, we at Canada Writes are presenting our own contribution to the CBC's groundbreaking 8th Fire project: "The Way Forward," an original series by some of the country's leading and emerging Aboriginal writers.Here, actor and writer Clifford Cardinal imagines a searing new fable for the future. *****...

Cherie Dimaline, "And a story will show them the way"

In honour of National Aboriginal Day on June 21, we at Canada Writes are presenting our own contribution to the CBC's groundbreaking 8th Fire project: "The Way Forward," an original series by some of the country's leading and emerging Aboriginal writers.Here, Toronto author Cherie Dimaline on the power of story, "a suitcase we pack with our...

Tania Carter, "When the trees have fallen for the last time"

In honour of National Aboriginal Day on June 21, we at Canada Writes are presenting our own contribution to the CBC's groundbreaking 8th Fire project: "The Way Forward," an original series by some of the country's leading and emerging Aboriginal writers.Writer and performer Tania Carter and a tale of indifference to violence....

Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair, "How the Thaw Creates the World"

In honour of National Aboriginal Day on June 21, we at Canada Writes are presenting our own contribution to the CBC's groundbreaking 8th Fire project: "The Way Forward," an original series by some of the country's leading and emerging Aboriginal writers.Here, Manitoba-based writer and professor Niigaanwiwedam James Sinclair on an epic struggle and what...

Unhanged Arthur: Last of the Independents by Sam Wiebe

This week, we are publishing excerpts from the five manuscripts up for this year’s Unhanged Arthur for Best Unpublished First Novel. In today’s excerpt… a private investigator gets a warning from his pastor about the man looking to hire him to help find his son....