Interview with Mary Beth Leatherdale

Mary Beth Leatherdale writes, edits and consults on books, magazines and digital resources for children and youth. She is the author of Terry Fox and Me, editor of Stormy Seas: Stories of Young Boat Refugees, and co-editor of three award-winning anthologies with Lisa Charleyboy. She lives in Toronto with her family and her dog, Champ.... Continue Reading →

Interview with CC Benison

C.C. Benison is the nom de plume of Douglas Whiteway, who was born sometime in the last century in Winnipeg, Canada, and was educated at the University of Manitoba and Carleton University, in Ottawa. He has worked as writer and editor for newspapers, including the Winnipeg Free Press, and for magazines, including Canada’s History (formerly The Beaver). He also contributes to nonfiction... Continue Reading →

Rowan Atkinson and Hugh Laurie “Editing Hamlet”

I'm always surprised that Shakespeare is considered so serious and dull. His comedies are some of most bawdy and farcical works ever written, full of innuendo, gender flips and insults. The tragedies are moving; full of missed opportunities, miscommunication and the misinterpretations that lead inevitably to a tragic end. The histories are most somber, but... Continue Reading →

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