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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 of St. John, NB. Find out more about Hyperlocal and how you can get involved »...

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 how you can get involved »...

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 out more about Hyperlocal »...

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 North and West End. Find out more about Hyperlocal and how you can get involved »...

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 Radio-Canada....

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 more about Hyperlocal and how you can get involved »...

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 like to see win....

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 downtown St. John's.  Find out more about Hyperlocal and how you can get involved »...

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," and why writing poetry is like sky-diving. The CBC Poetry Prize is currently open. Find out how to submit. ...

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 more about Hyperlocal and how you can get involved »...

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 out more about Hyperlocal and how you can get involved »...

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 the Church-Wellesley Village in Toronto.Find out more about Hyperlocal and how you can get involved »...

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, this new series will bring together true personal stories of changing neighbourhoods from across the country....

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 story "Sweet Dynamite" is one of the five stories on the shortlist. He talks to us about driving a Zamboni,...

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....

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 story "L' Étranger" is one of the five stories on the shortlist. She tells us about her stay in Toulouse...

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 story "Parse" is one of the five stories on the shortlist. He tells us about his fascination with long sentences, how...

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 story "Old Hands" is one of the five stories on the shortlist. He tells us about what inspired the story,...

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.   ...

The Shortlist: Q&A with Becky Blake

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. Becky Blake is a Toronto-based writer whose story "The Three Times Rule" made the shortlist. We talk to her about the...

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 of this series. Battle Eleven: Are you a writer who thrives on Twitter? Or do you think Twitter is best left to...

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 what type of characters he is comfortable portraying. What is the Magic 8?...

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 why she writes what she writes. ...

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 asks family members for their opinions on his work. ...

Lawrence Hill takes the Magic 8

 The author of The Book of Negroes fields questions from the Canadian literati on  feeling scared in the dark, his favourite character to write, and how  he dealt with a surprising and violent reaction to his book. ...

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 on this year's jury....

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 in search of the best. Author and publicist Corey Redekop talks about his tattoo, his trouble with (and admiration of)...

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 to the best original, unpublished, poem or poetry collection submitted to the competition. You have until May 1st to submit.  Reminder:...