The Writers Union of Canada is the sole organization which funds different small and large literary events in Canada. This is one of the best ways to promote cultural harmony according to the organization. It is because such events keep everyone closer and people from different backgrounds mingle. There are many such events which take place throughout Canada. If an event is being planned privately then too it is important to get NOC from the Writers Union of Canada. These events also planned in such a manner that the best talent comes forth. From crime story listening to poetry gatherings, there are several types of such events which take place in Canada. Not all literary events in Canada are national in nature. There are some events which are state or province based. Such events surpass national events in number. Continue Reading
Graeme Gibson, the Canadian author, conservationist and longtime champion of writers' rights, has died at age 85. Margaret Atwood, Gibson's longtime partner, said in a statement Wednesday issued by publisher Penguin Random House Canada: "We are devastated by the loss of Graeme, our beloved father, grandfather and spouse, but we are happy that he achieved the kind of swift exit he wanted and avoided the decline into further dementia that he feared.
Don't be fooled by the 'indie' rhetoric surrounding the new imprint of Penguin Random House Canada, a multinational corporation. Only time will tell if it will do much for the diversification of Can-Lit.
The victory parade on Monday was just that, a rally to celebrate winning. But it was so large, so public and joyful that it was in fact the culmination of all those mass-viewing parties. During those parties, the ones we envied others for attending, the principle that a professional sports championship series is a form of ritual combat between cities or countries begins to shift. In this instance in Toronto and the rest of Canada, the nexus between social identity and sport became obvious. It...
Before I opined on Gladwell (I’ve now done this several times), I had done research on two other prominent Canadian communicators, one better known than the other. The more famous one: Marshall McLuhan, who back in the 60s bequeathed two concepts to the media community that are still alive today: “the global village” (which presaged the emergence of social media) and “the medium is the message.” The less famous one: Harold Innis, McLuhan’s teacher/mentor at the University of Toronto (where...