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The Short Story and my love affair with famed Canadian author Alice Munro

I vividly remember my first look into the literary world of Alice Munro. I was in my first year of university at Brescia College in London, Ontario and my thoughtful professor had enough foresight to include The Lives of Girls and Women on the syllabus. 745 more words


Introducing Lawrence Hill

In his own words:

“I had a fabulous Grade 1 teacher named Mrs. Rowe. She told us stories every day. I longed to get to school to be sure I didn’t miss any of her stories. 401 more words

Introducing JJ Lee

In his own words:

“Writing can uncover mysteries, present forks in roads, can take a writer to places they never thought they would travel, it can draw upon a writer’s empathy in unexpected ways. 273 more words

Student Voices

It’s March Break! We thought we’d share some student opinions about our project to bring more authors of diversity and Canadian content into the grade 12 English classroom. 601 more words

Introducing Yasuko Thanh

In her own words:

“I have no imagination, it’s all observation, I think. Taking real people and writing a fictional story is maybe more about what you’ve learned about the human race just being alive.” 241 more words

Introducing Jane Eaton Hamilton

In her own words:

“My life is liquid. I was a professional photographer for a decade, and I engage regularly with paint. I write across genres—memoir, poetry, children’s, flash fiction, lyric essay. 320 more words

Introducing Adam Pottle

In his own words:

  • “When I was sixteen, I had a wonderful English teacher named Ian Kluge. He was a big, bald, burly dude who told stories with magnificent bombast.
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