Author Archives: Charissa Wong

In Conversation with Kim Trainor

Kim Trainor’s first collection is Karyotype (Brick Books, 2015). Her upcoming work, Ledi, a book-length narrative poem on an Iron-Age horsewoman of the Siberian steppes, will appear with BookThug in 2018. She lives in Vancouver. Interview by Doyali Islam Doyali Islam: Your … Continue reading

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A Statement Against the Culture of Male Privilege and Abuse of Power in Canadian Creative Writing Programs

  Along with the Canadian Creative Writers and Writing Programs (CCWWP), CWILA recently consulted on this powerful statement against the culture of male privilege, which was spearheaded by Rob Budde, Phinder Dulai, and kevin mcpherson eckhoff. Continue reading to find … Continue reading

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An Interview with Tamara Faith Berger

Tamara Faith Berger has published four novels: Lie With Me (2001), The Way of the Whore (2004), Maidenhead (2012), and Kuntalini (2016). Her first two novels were recently re-published as Little Cat (2013). She lives in Toronto.  Domenica Martinello: I’m … Continue reading

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What George Did: Zoe Whittall on rape culture as seen from the inner circle of the accused

The Best Kind of People, Zoe Whittall (House of Anansi Press) Reviewed by Adèle Barclay Originally published by the Literary Review of Canada Zoe Whittall’s third novel, The Best Kind of People, demarcates a pivot point for the Canadian novelist, screenwriter … Continue reading

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CWILA Announces Critic-in-Residence for 2017: Adèle Barclay

Canadian Women in the Literary Arts (CWILA) is thrilled to announce that Adèle Barclay will be our Critic-in-Residence (CiR) for 2017. Word from Adèle Barclay: “I’m honoured and elated to accept the position of CWILA’s critic in residence. I’m grateful … Continue reading

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Unearthing Soraya Peerbaye’s Tell

Tell, Soraya Peerbaye (Pedlar Press, 2015). Reviewed by Tanis MacDonald              Tell, winner of the Trillium Award for Poetry and finalist for the 2015 Griffin Poetry Prize, is a book with a history. I read … Continue reading

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