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Vancouver twins turn literary classics into charming 12-word children's books  »

Jack and Holman Wang take us behind the scenes of their "Cozy Classics" children's books series.

The elegance and power of poetry  »

Poetry Prize finalist Pamela Porter: poetry is the "pure distillation of seeing, perceiving, and one’s lived experience."





Finding joy in humour and unexpected rhymes  »

Poetry Prize finalist Cassidy McFadzen on loving language that makes her see the world in a new way.

Becoming a poet: A passion for language and ideas  »

Alison Smith, one of the finalists for the CBC Poetry Prize, talks about emotional inheritance and writing a poem to house her grief.





Approaching dyslexia with "ardent defiance"   »

Poetry Prize finalist Robin Richardson talks about why she's in love with poetry, failing Grade 2, and overcoming dyslexia.

Poetry is the most intimate road between writer and reader  »

CBC Poetry Prize finalist, James Scoles, started his shortlisted poem with a line written on a bar napkin.

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  • Griffin Prize finalist Sue Goyette on literary prize culture, emojis and rehearsed comebacks
  • Can lit prof Nick Mount on what makes a classic a classic
  • Vancouver twins turn literary classics into charming 12-word children's books
  • The elegance and power of poetry
  • Finding joy in humour and unexpected rhymes
  • Becoming a poet: A passion for language and ideas
  • Approaching dyslexia with "ardent defiance"
  • Poetry is the most intimate road between writer and reader
  • CBC Poetry Prize: Fearlessness, risk, and challenge
  • CBC Poetry Prize: Listening for authenticity
  • CBC Poetry Prize: Singing on the page
  • CBC Poetry Prize: Fresh, expressive language
  • CBC Poetry Prize: An original sense of vision
  • CBC Poetry Prize: Finding the sweet spot
  • CBC Poetry Prize: Language at its wildest
  • CBC Poetry Prize: Semantic wealth
  • CBC Poetry Prize: Rewarding rereads
  • CBC Poetry Prize: Vigorous language
  • Quit taking it personally: surviving feedback on your writing
  • Mo Srivastava on Planet Earth
  • Linda Rosenbaum on finding moments of joy in sadness
  • Jenny Manzer on seeing the world through stories
  • Terri Favro on life after "Icarus"
  • Matthew Hooton on snakes, lies, and storytelling
  • The ability to shake us up: Lorri Neilsen Glenn
  • An authentic voice: CNF reader John Vigna
  • An unusal perspective or epiphany: CNF reader Joan Dixon
  • Attention is a finite resource: CNF reader Christopher Shulgan
  • Honesty and self-doubt: CNF reader Christin Geall
  • Do more with less: CNF reader Marcello Di Cintio
  • Seekers and detectives: CNF reader Julija Šukys
  • Terminally unhip: CNF reader Kamal Al-Solaylee
  • Studying the skeleton
  • Networking, mentorships, and the psychology of villains
  • What makes characters tick?
  • Don't forget the parties
  • Three-dimensional criminals
  • Sympathy for the devil
  • Virtual coffee clubs
  • Dueling protagonists
  • Crime goes local
  • Writing crime in the Tor/SO
  • Killing with conviction
  • Hyperlocal Q&A with Kate McDonnell
  • John Terpstra takes the Magic 8
  • Hyperlocal Q&A with Shawn Micallef
  • Hyperlocal Q&A with Colleen Simard
  • The Shortlist: Q&A with Jay Tameling
  • The Shortlist: Q&A with Eliza Robertson
  • The Shortlist: Q&A with Roderick Moody-Corbett
  • The Shortlist: Q&A with Mathew Howard
  • The Shortlist: Q&A with Becky Blake
  • Reader Q&A with Corey Redekop
  • Reader Q&A with Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair
  • Reader Q&A with Bonnie Dunlop
  • Reader Q&A with Anakana Schofield
  • Reader Q&A with Michael Murphy
  • Tweet Your Own Horn Challenge: Meet the winner
  • Reader Q&A with Suzette Mayr
  • Reader Q&A with Greg Kearney
  • Reader Q&A with Tess Fragoulis
  • Reader Q&A with Tom Abray
  • Reader Q&A with Cherie Dimaline
  • Reader Q&A with Kevin Chong
  • Bestselling author Terry Fallis: "Books don't market themselves"
  • Reader Q&A with Grace O'Connell
  • TYOH Q&A: Lindsey Reeder
  • TYOH Q&A: Colleen Kitts-Goguen
  • TYOH Q&A: Jenna Illies
  • TYOH Q&A: Cory Beatty
  • TYOH Q&A: Sarah Selecky
  • TYOH Q&A: Nicolas Dickner
  • TYOH Q&A: Ami McKay
  • Donna Morrissey takes the Magic 8
  • The Song That Changed Your Life: Meet the winner
  • Meet the reader: Jason Schneider
  • Meet the reader: Jane Silcott
  • CNFC's Myrna Kostash on writing creative nonfiction
  • The Song That Changed Your Life: Meet your judge
  • New Year's resolutions from some of our favourite Canadian authors
  • Meet the reader: Beverly Akerman
  • Listen to a clip of Sadiqa de Meijer’s “Great Aunt Unmarried”
  • Meet the jury for the CBC Poetry Prize
  • The Shortlist: Q&A with Marion Quednau
  • The Shortlist: Q&A with Emily McGiffin
  • The Shortlist: Q&A with Catherine Greenwood
  • The Shortlist: Q&A with Sadiqa de Meijer
  • The Shortlist: Q&A with Stephanie Bolster
  • Meet the readers: Bruce Taylor
  • Meet the readers: Jennifer Still
  • Meet the readers: Matt Rader
  • Meet the readers: Billeh Nickerson
  • Meet the readers: Sachiko Murakami
  • Meet the readers: Dave Margoshes
  • Meet the readers: Ray Hsu
  • Meet the readers: Katia Grubisic
  • Meet the readers: Jen Currin
  • Meet the readers: Oana Avasilichoaei
  • Canada Re-Writes: 5-Minute Mystery—"Eldorado" by Gail Bowen
  • Where are they now: Challenge winner Todd Brown
  • Where are they now: Challenge winner Maggie Panko
  • Where are they now: Challenge winner Chris Craddock
  • Where are they now: Challenge winner Crystal Chan
  • Where are they now: Challenge winner Katrina Johnston
  • Where are they now: Challenge winner Navin Vaswani
  • Where are they now: Challenge winner Brianne Morgan
  • Literary Triathlon: Meet the winner
  • Hilary Dean, "Holy Bald-Headed"
  • "Fingerling" excluded from the competition
  • Meet the jury for the CBC Creative Nonfiction Prize
  • Brendan McLeod, "Psychosomatic"
  • Judy McFarlane, "After, and Before"
  • Cornelia Hoogland, "Sea Level"
  • Meet the readers: Robert Wiersema
  • Meet the readers: Andris Taskans
  • Meet the readers: David Swick
  • Meet the readers: Mary Soderstrom
  • Meet the readers: J. Jill Robinson
  • Meet the readers: Susan Olding
  • Meet the readers: Kaitlin Fontana
  • Meet the readers: Valerie Compton
  • Meet the readers: Marian Botsford Fraser
  • Celebrity entry: Deryn Collier
  • Celebrity entries: Pamela Callow and Howard Shrier
  • Celebrity entries: Anthony Bidulka and Vicki Delany
  • Poetry Month Q&A: Jeramy Dodds
  • CBC Poetry Prize winner Jim Johnstone on the merits of blind judging and the slush pile
  • Poetry Month Q&A: Steven Ross Smith
  • CBC Poetry Prize winner Tanis Rideout on how technology could save poetry
  • April Fool's Apology All-Stars: Part 5, "Weird family"
  • April Fool's Apology All-Stars: Part 4, "Crazy politics" and "Poor kids"
  • April Fool's Apology All-Stars: Part 3, "Failed science" and "Gross"
  • April Fool's Apology All-Stars: Part 2, "Romance" and "Critters"
  • April Fool's Apology All-Stars: Part 1, "Just trying to help"
  • 22 Minutes writers on "the best prank I ever pulled"
  • April Fool's Apology Twitter Challenge today!
  • Meet the 22 Minutes writers: Jennifer Goodhue
  • Meet the 22 Minutes writers: David Kerr
  • Meet the 22 Minutes writers: Mike Allison
  • Meet the 22 Minutes writers: Bob Kerr
  • Meet the 22 Minutes writers: Rupinder Gill
  • Meet the 22 Minutes writers: Albert Howell
  • Andrew Steinmetz: Right manuscript, wrong publisher
  • Meet the jury for the CBC Short Story Prize
  • Read some of Tuesday's Tweets
  • The Breakup Tweet Challenge is now closed
  • How to date a writer: Heather O'Neill
  • Breakup Tweet Challenge: Meet your judge
  • Want to date a writer? Read this first.
  • Short Story Longlist announced
  • Q&A with #CanadaWrites winner Navin Vaswani
  • Julie Wheelwright: Blood lines
  • Lynn Coady on writing like a dude
  • Autobiography Challenge: We have a winner!
  • Michael Winter on how he won the CBC Short Story Prize
  • Dr. Brian Goldman: Private lives, public stories
  • Timothy Taylor: Why novels still matter
  • Anita Rau Badami markets her own (fake) autobiography
  • Autobiography Challenge: Lorna Crozier, death merchants and more!
  • Autobiography Challenge: Meet your judge!


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