Love, Anonymous

How does a community—one that is dispersed across a country, one that comprises diverse people and experiences—come together to express solidarity? What do solidarity and support look like when the galvanizing issues are so deeply rooted in personal experience as … 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

Reading the Evidence

By Kate Eichhorn Four years ago this September, my second collection of poetry, Fieldnotes, a forensic, was published. Like most collections of poetry, it was published by a small literary press in a modest print run of 500 copies. It … Continue reading

Want Healthy Communities in the Literary Arts? Focus on Mentorship.

By Erin Wunker I have found myself thinking about how, in the last few weeks, there have been more and more testimonies about abusive relationships between women and people – namely men – who have been in ostensible mentorship positions. … Continue reading

Some thoughts on reading “An Incomplete Manifesto for CWILA.”

By Erin Wunker Manifestos are often the avant-garde of a social, political, or artistic movement. Defined as a public explanation of past actions, and an announcement of the motives for forthcoming actions, manifestos intervene. In the sometimes-intersecting history of feminisms … Continue reading

An Incomplete Manifesto for Canadian Women In Literary Arts

By Shannon Webb-Campbell BECAUSE we count BECAUSE the “W” in CWILA is always a contested space BECAUSE women, transgender, two-spirited and racially diverse writers deserve to be taught in every classroom, university and workshop BECAUSE we won’t go down the … Continue reading

When Women Count

By Evelyne Ledoux-Beaugrand, translated by Bronwyn Haslam Lire l’essai originale française par Evelyne Ledoux-Beaugrand ici. fiction is like a spider’s web, attached ever so lightly perhaps, but still attached to life at all four corners. Often the attachment is scarcely … Continue reading

Quand les femmes comptent

Par Evelyne Ledoux-Beaugrand Read Bronwyn Haslam’s english translation of this essay here. le roman est semblable à une toile d’araignée, attachée très légèrement peut-être, mais enfin attachée à la vie par ses quatre coins. Souvent les liens sont à peine … Continue reading

Public + Women = Risky

Introduction to the 2013 CWILA Count By Erin Wunker “Écrire: je suis une femme est plein de conséquences.” (Nicole Brossard L’Amér, 45) “This question of publicness can’t be underestimated, particularly, as my blog posts attest, for women.” (Sina Queyras Unleashed, … Continue reading

2013 CWILA Count Methods and Results

By Judith Scholes Since CWILA began producing an annual Count of book reviews in Canada, our major objective has been to quantify the existing but often silent gender inequities within Canadian critical culture. Now in its third year, the Count … Continue reading