literatureSyndicate content

A celebration of Black Canadian authors

Photo: carmichaellibrary/Flickr
A listing of powerful Black Canadian writers who inspire Canadian writing and literature.

Related rabble.ca story:

Matilda and the literary lights of the Round Table

A cat’s eye view of Manhattan culture from the legendary Algonquin Hotel.
A cat’s eye view of Manhattan culture from the legendary Algonquin Hotel.

Related rabble.ca story:

Matilda and the literary lights of the Round Table

The legendary Algonquin Hotel in New York City. Photo: chrisjohnbeckett/flickr

I curled my body around some blue-jean-covered legs as the human attached to them started to read a copy of The New York Times pulled from the antique rack in the cramped lobby of the most famous literary landmark in Manhattan, The Algonquin Hotel. A momentary purr slipped out as I cosied up to watch the morning hubbub begin. It was a few weeks before my historic home would celebrate its 107th birthday.

embedded_video

Mel Watkins

Clive Thompson latest in long line of Canadians writing about power of media

| January 17, 2014

An open letter and challenge to David Gilmour (from a woman writer)

Dear David Gilmour,

As a woman writer I'd like to say thank you.

No, honestly, thank you.

Thank you for being privileged enough, culturally tone-deaf enough, and even just plain stupid enough to say that you don't love women writers enough to teach their works in your class. Thank you for saying what so many other male professors think but are afraid to admit. Thank you for opening up this huge fucking can of worms that most people are happy enough to pretend doesn't even exist.

embedded_video

Why David Gilmour's advice to 'go down the hall' isn't so bad

| September 26, 2013
Redeye

Book: Red Girl Rat Boy

September 24, 2013
| Author Cynthia Flood has just come out with a new collection of short stories. The stories range from left-wing life in Vancouver in the 1970s to the personal politics that exist within families.
Length: 16:33 minutes (15.16 MB)
Redeye

Carmen Rodriguez and Carmen Aguirre on the anniversary of the coup in Chile

September 24, 2013
| This year marked the 40th anniversary of the overthrow of President Salvador Allende. Augusto Pinochet ruled Chile for the next 15 years with a brutality that saw many thousands imprisoned or killed.
Length: 48:41 minutes (44.57 MB)

Literary readings

Wednesday, July 10, 2013 - 1:42pm - Wednesday, July 24, 2013 - 1:42pm

Location

Cafune
194A Carlton Canada
Toronto
Canada
43° 39' 49.536" N, 79° 22' 15.7584" W

Readings of Brazilian literature in English followed by other writers, Wednesdays 7:30 p.m.

radio book lounge

Author reading: Cathi Bond's Night Town

July 5, 2013
| Cathi Bond presents the first reading in a series from her new novel Night Town.
Length: 11:01 minutes (10.16 MB)
Syndicate content