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

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

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

Revue de presse FCAL – De l’invisibilité (bis)

La question a été lancée le mois dernier : mais où sont donc les femmes? Où sommes nous donc? Actrices, réalisatrices, autrices, journalistes, directrices, scientifiques, nous existons pourtant, il suffit, dans un premier temps, que notre travail, nos réalisations, nos … Continue reading

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

Revue de presse FCAL – Où sont les femmes?

Notre chronique mensuelle pourrait tout aussi prendre pour nom officiel “Où sont les femmes?” tant cette question revient de façon lancinante dans toutes les sphères de la société. Chaque fois, elle est un rappel douloureux que l’égalité est loin d’être … Continue reading

FCAL Revue de presse francophone: critiques, enjeux et la démission comme résistance

  Après une longue pause, la revue de presse revient avec, entre autres, des recensions et des entretiens accordés au courant des derniers mois. Impossible de passer sous silence le récent décès de Benoîte Groult, autrice féministe française et grande … Continue reading

CWILA’s Critic-in-residence 2016 : Call For Applicants

The Residency CWILA supports a female/transgender/genderqueer writer (poet, novelist, storyteller, scholar) based in Canada as its resident critic for September 1st  2016 -April 30th 2017. The aim of the residency is to foster criticism that promotes public awareness of women’s literary … Continue reading

And we’re back!

Dear readers, CWILA Links is back after a season of winter hibernation–not unlike the social tides of the Pacific Northwest. It’s spring! The trees are sexting! These are the links we’re reading: A literary obituary of editor extraordinaire Ellen Seligmans, who … Continue reading

CWILA Critic-in-Residence Outgoing Reflection

By Lucas Crawford Being the Critic-In-Residence for Canadian Women in the Literary Arts was an exercise in paradoxes and pleasures: I’m a writer and scholar who is very much still learning how to do “criticism” in the CanLit mode; it … Continue reading