FICTION FOR A CHANGE

Evadne Macedo on Writing

Battling for the Brains of Readers

February19

“Can I read and skate?” My older son recently asked me. This was the exact same kind of question that I asked my parents, and I don’t think they said no–how could they? I was a child prone to fits of temper, and wild flights of fancy. I remember reading while walking, eating, fishing, while [...]

Invitation: Launch of Descant #162: Masala Issue on Wed October 16, 2013

September23

I am writing to invite you my very first launch party!  It is for a piece that appears in Fall 2013 issue D:162 Masala of Descant Magazine, which I have also been invited to read at the launch on October 16th. The event is at No One Writes to the Colonel at 460 College St. (at Bathurst) [...]

Should you let your child use electronics? Join the debate started in the Fall 2013 issue of Brain, Child Magazine

September17

The fall 2013 issue of Brain, Child Magazine is now out and it looks gorgeous. It features a new design and features, and includes a debate piece I wrote this summer on whether you should let your children use electronics. This is a huge honour as it is technically my first official publication to hit [...]

Culture in Toronto and Nature Nearby

July5

Toronto is eclectic and a fantastic incubator for culture and creativity, and I feel fortunate to live here and be able to generate my own original work from the varied inspirations around me. If you have thoughts on the connections between Toronto and culture, check out the details of a consultation on the topic of [...]

The Ticker by Dori Renner

May30

This 750 words of short fiction is worth reading. Enjoy!

Annie Dillard: The Writing Life

May23

The Writing Life by Annie Dillard is a thought-provoking book for anyone exploring the craft of writing or anyone fascinated by the act of writing. In my research on one of my various books in progress, I came across the quote below on page 11 of The Writing Life, which sums up why I like to [...]

Books, Websites and Knitted Creations

May18

All is good on the writing front. I am very busy having fun writing and making good progress on my fiction and non-fiction manuscripts, and I will post details later as you may have an interest in contributing and I’d love to interview any of my blog readers who are interested in participating (particularly the [...]

Updated: Strictly Canadian = Doomed to Fail?

April12

Spur Festival will be holding a panel on Saturday April 13, 2013 at OISE Auditorium on the topic of whether Canadian labeling dooms our cultural creators to failure. Joy of all joys, my essay arguing that the Canadian label builds culture at the expense of creators was selected which means that I will joining today’s [...]

Exclusive Interview with Veena Gokhale

April11

Veena Gokhale, a Montrealer, is the author of Bombay Wali, a short story collection published this spring by Guernica Editions. I met Veena at Toronto’s Word on the Street literary festival in the Humber School for Writers tent in 2011 and she told me about her book in draft. We exchanged contact information, and I was [...]

Does labelling something as “Canadian” build our society or doom our cultural industries to failure?

April8

The Canadian label builds society at the expense of our cultural creators. Culture may be labelled Canadian without considering where ingredients have come from or where components of a process are carried out. An international bestseller may be considered Canadian even if written by a Canadian citizen who has lived abroad since birth. A book may [...]

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