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Griffin Prize finalist Sue Goyette on literary prize culture, emojis and rehearsed comebacks  »

The author of "Ocean" fields questions from the Canadian literati in our patented "Magic 8" questionnaire.

Can lit prof Nick Mount on what makes a classic a classic  »

The judge for our Twisting Titles Twitter Challenge explains to us how his pants are like great literature.





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




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