The graphic approach or “show not tell.” What is the most appropriate way of writing about trauma? Elise Moser, Ann Charney and Koethi Zan reflect.
To be a writer, “you have to be willing to be foolish, to take risks,” says writer Alex Ohlin. Thinking about the end product or the challenges would distract you from the business of writing.
Issa Boullata presents a loving portrait of his childhood in the Old City of Jerusalem during the 1930s and 1940s, during the latter days of the British mandate in Palestine.
Is NAFTA bringing us culturally closer to Latin America? Closer to Walmart, yes, but as Spanish departments get decimated, the prognosis on cultural life is not so good according to Blue Met’s panellists.
Saturday, late afternoon, I’m rushing by metro to the Luc Lang and Chantal Thomas roundtable La cruauté au quotidien (Everyday Cruelty). I hardly suspected how much this would apply to me.
It began with actor Jocelyn Lagarrigue as a ringside announcer and continued with readings from legendary boxing literature, screenings of the renowned Muhammed Ali versus Joe Frazier bout, and boxing demonstrations with a young man who I’m convinced is the illegitimate child of actor Andy Garcia.
The writers were to discuss how the cities they live in provide settings for their books, but they seemed more intent on discussing other topics.
Padma Visanwanathan speaks about The Ever After of Ashwin Rao, while Kim Thuy moderates a discussion of the six Radio-Canada finalists for the Reader’s Choice Award.
A Classical music concert in a writer’s festival? I Musici sets George Sand’s love letters to Chopin as a backdrop to their Romantic period concert, showing that it isn’t just with words that stories are told.
At Day 1 at the Blue Metropolis, Mavis Gallant’s friends discuss her “autistic” character traits, her favourite oysters and why she never wore a wedding ring.
In Louis Boudreault’s portraits, each picture is like notes for a life yet to be accomplished. The fascination is in seeing the seeds of what these persons will become.
Morocco was home to as many as half a million Jews by the 1940s. Today, only a few thousand remain, but it wasn’t the villagers who chased them out.
The fourth book by novelist, storyteller and essayist André Alexis tells not a modern pastoral, and a story about what happens when peace and tranquility are disrupted by the scheming human mind.
Evelyne de la Chenelière and director Davide Chiazzese try to capture some of the rom-com frothy fun, but end up with more than they – or their cast – can chew.
There is an apocryphal story that when Nijinsky came to Paris he desperately wanted to meet Diaghilev. When he finally ran into him at a bistro, Diaghilev told the Russian dancer, “Astonish me.” Nijinsky promptly picked up the fish Diaghilev was eating and slapped the impresario in the face.