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Suspense at airport stopover. I walk back and forth to exercise. Cannot find a Timmies. Wonder what country I am in. Just Toronto. Read more

FINDINGS

Mr. Maillard scared me from the moment he stepped from his red Chevy pickup. He stood six inches shorter than me and weighed sixty pounds less, but exuded tough son-of-a-bitch like cologne. Read more

FICTION

Randy Fred reports on migrant workers, then and now. Read more

Dispatches

"This morning I saw my father driving a red/ Toyota wagon with Quebec plates, je me/ souviens, turning the corner at Grand, heading..." Read more

FINDINGS

"Me and fourteen other girls. After months, years, of sawdust/ and ground acorn coffee, rancid margarine and biscuits/ that required a chisel, it almost seemed a gift." Read more

FINDINGS

Pamela Newton offers a daily peek into the vast history of the charming East Coast island. Read more

FINDINGS

A selection of letters from "A Queer Love Story: The Letters of Jane Rule and Rick Bébout", edited by Marilyn R. Schuster. Read more

FINDINGS

The success of Jack Kerouac’s 1957 novel On the Road marked the start of the Beat era, his “spontaneous prose” style a striking departure from the formalities of previous generations of American writers. Read more

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Christine Novosel reports from Glasgow on art school, apiary management, Brexit and being a junkyard dog. Read more

Dispatches

As a Nisga’a writer, I’m often deeply invested in not only how other poets are tackling issues through poetry but also how Indigenous writers are navigating that same terrain. Reading poetry is necessary. Reading Indigenous writing is essential. Read more

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Published by The Writers' Exchange, “this book was created by Division 6, Mrs. Mehnert’s grade 3 class, at Thunderbird Elementary in the winter of 2014.” Read more

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A middle-aged man moves to a new city to restart his life, gets to know an old man named Oliver, and after only a few months realizes that he has fallen in love with both the new city and the old man. Read more

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Evelyn Everett-Green wrote novels for young people, of a morally improving nature. Her books were also meant to entertain, with tales of wholesome adventure and romance, often set in heroic times or picturesque locations. Read more

Dispatches

Shakespeare and Company bookstore in Paris regularly makes it onto lists like The World’s Coolest Bookstores and The 20 Most Beautiful Bookstores in the World. Read more

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Battenbergs and Victoria sponge at Buckingham Palace. Read more

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In 1997, when Internet connections were dial-up and most of us were just trying to figure out how the World Wide Web worked, a group of people had the foresight to see that the Internet could be a powerful tool for the anti-poverty movement. Read more

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The poet and artist P.K. Page wrote Mexican Journal (Porcupine’s Quill) from 1960 to 1963, while posted in Mexico with her husband, Ambassador W. Arthur Irwin. Read more

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The craft of untruth has been perfected. Read more

Columns

Romantic notions that equate Indigenous peoples with nature are not going to cut it. Read more

Columns

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