March 13 was W.O. Mitchell's centenary birthday. And if you only know him as an author, you're missing a big piece of the puzzle.
We revisit the last lecture W.O. Mitchell ever gave, describing how he alighted upon his patented creative writing method known as "freefall."
W.O. Mitchell's oldest son, Orm, on fly-fishing, narrowly avoiding a spanking, and the book W.O. recommended that changed his life.
A 12-year-old boy looks for a way to escape the violence and desperation of his home life and save the girl next door.
2014 CBC Short Story Prize finalist Laura Legge on wrestling, raw seal and surreal karaoke.
A patronizing and insensitive geography teacher is taught a lesson in humility by his students.
2014 CBC Short Story Prize finalist Jane Eaton Hamilton on her writing life, her weaver-bird fascination and what it means to be seen.
A young child living in South Africa struggles with gender issues and first love.