Category: Writer in Residence

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Navigating Canadian Writing as the Other

by Jacqueline Valencia

As writers of colour develop, one of the first things they learn is how to navigate the world they practice in.  This can be very personal and individual. Some might approach the network of open mics and book launches to get a feel for the environment and network to prepare them when they are ready to submit.

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The Canadian Experience

by Jacqueline Valencia

As the fireworks lit up a celebratory sky on July 1, there was a great sense of pride for the place I was born and the place I’m privileged to live. However, Canada 150 left me a little uneasy. Maybe it’s because I’m older now and I am more awake than I have ever been that I find a giant disconnect with it all.