What Are The Stories Behind the Data? The Count, Accountability and More Questions Than Answers

By Adèle Barclay Usually the end of the critic’s tenure corresponds with data from The Count. From 2011 to 2015, CWILA annually accumulated and analyzed data regarding the review of books in Canadian newspapers and magazines. The Count looks at … 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

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

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

Critic-in-Residence 2015: Lucas Crawford

  On CWILA: Interview with Lucas Crawford, CWILA’s 2015 Critic-in-Residence Interviews: “Interview with Lucas Crawford, Poet and 2015 CWILA Critic in Residence” on roommagazine.com. “Imagining Impractical Ideas about Bodies” An Interview with Lucas Crawford by Phoebe Wang in The Town … Continue reading

CWILA Announces Critic-in-Residence for 2015: Lucas Crawford

Canadian Women in the Literary Arts (CWILA) is thrilled to announce that Lucas Crawford will be our Critic-in-Residence (CiR) for 2015. Word from Lucas Crawford:  “It is with tremendous enthusiasm and gratitude that I receive the news that I am … Continue reading

CWILA at the Gillers: A Report from Critic-in-Residence Shannon Webb-Campbell

By  Shannon Webb-Campbell When CBC radio host Stephanie Domet, an award-winning novelist and neighbor, put me on the VIP list for Between the Pages, an evening with the Scotiabank Giller Prize finalists on October 20 at the Rebecca Cohn Auditorium … Continue reading

CWILA Critic-in-Residence 2015 Call for Applicants

CWILA’s Critic-in-residence 2015 The Residency CWILA supports a female/transgender/genderqueer writer (poet, novelist, storyteller, scholar) based in Canada as its resident critic for a calendar year. The aim of the residency is to foster criticism that promotes public awareness of women’s … Continue reading

Critic-in-Residence 2014: Shannon Webb-Campbell

  On cwila.com “From our Critics-in-Residence: A Conversation Between Shannon Webb-Campbell and Sue Sinclair” “Shannon Webb-Campbell reviews Quivering Land by Roewan Crowe” CWILA presents a Poetry and launch of Best Canadian Poetry in English 2013 hosted by Shannon Webb-Campbell and … Continue reading

Critic-in-Residence 2013: Sue Sinclair

On cwila.com On Pitching An Interview with Sue Sinclair, CWILA Critic-in-Residence A Philosophy of Criticism  Reviews The New Measures by A. F. Moritz for Arc Poetry Magazine 70 (Winter 2013) “Reaching After Something: Three Debuts,” a review of Tilt by E. Bladgrave, Riot Lung by Leah Horlick … Continue reading