The Book Club Hub – Works of Poetry

Book clubs offer a great opportunity for friends and book lovers to gather (whether virtually or in person) to catch up and discuss a good book. There’s only two problems with this activity and they seem to come up at every meeting: what book should the group read next and how do you find enough... Continue Reading →

National Poetry Month

National Poetry Month is coming up quickly! With the sun peeking out, snow melting, and everything in flux, there is plenty of inspiration for the poets out there. I’m personally a fan of Emily Dickinson - and we have many books about her and her poems! Writing poetry can be extremely cathartic but sometimes it’s... Continue Reading →

Interview with Armand Garnet Ruffo

Armand Garnet Ruffo is a scholar and poet of Ojibway heritage. He is among the second generation of contemporary Indigenous writers in Canada to begin publishing in the late 1980s and early 1990s. His work includes Opening in the Sky, Grey Owl: the Mystery of Archie Belaney, At Geronimo’s Grave, Norval Morrisseau: Man Changing Into... Continue Reading →

What is Hiding in the 800s?

It’s not uncommon to see the Library’s youngest patrons head straight for the picture books. Bold colours and gorgeous graphics catch their eyes, drawing them into the stories they (hopefully) come to love. There is a treasure trove of tales that your children may be overlooking, and it’s found on the non-fiction shelves. Tucked on... Continue Reading →

Library Creates Indigenous Knowledge Centres

Your Thunder Bay Public Library is creating an Indigenous Knowledge Centre at each branch. Although it is still in progress as we are selecting new books and other materials for it and working with the Indigenous Advisory Council and Liaison to design the spaces to include artwork, treaty maps and other key elements, the basic... Continue Reading →

Interview with Emily Berry

Emily Berry is a poet and editor living in London. She is the author of two books of poems, Dear Boy (Faber & Faber, 2013) and Stranger, Baby (Faber & Faber, 2017). A selection of her work appears in Penguin Modern Poets 1: If I’m Scared We Can’t Win (Penguin, 2016). She edits The Poetry... Continue Reading →

Interview with Gary Barwin

Gary Barwin is a writer, composer, multimedia artist and the author of twenty-one books of poetry, fiction and books for children. His recent books include Scotiabank Giller Prize and Governor General’s Award shortlisted Yiddish for Pirates and the poetry collection Moon Baboon Canoe. Barwin teaches creative writing in the Mohawk College Continuing Education program and... Continue Reading →

Interview with Lorraine Reguly

Lorraine Reguly, BA/BEd, is an author and English teacher-turned-freelancer for hire. She offers 4 different services on Wording Well: writing/blogging, and editing. She also helps others become published authors! Check out her services and see what she can do for YOU. You can also visit her author site, Laying It Out There. Shauna Kosoris: Your... Continue Reading →

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