Tag Archives: Dionne Brand

INTERVIEW WITH DANE SWAN

Dane Swan was born and raised in Bermuda to a Bermudian father and Jamaican mother. Visiting family involved trips to small villages in Jamaica and big cities like New York.  The great story-tellers he heard in these communities were his … Continue reading

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WINNING BY LOSING: 4 STORIES ABOUT WRITING

Winning is a concept that many try to embrace.  “I want to be the winner!” is what people often say and believe.  Hall of Fame NFL coach Vince Lombardi is often quoted for his thoughts on winning: “Wining isn’t a … Continue reading

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LITERARY NIGHTS AT LUMINATO 2011 PART 1: HANAN AL-SHAYKH

Literary Nights at LUMINATO 2011 Part 1: Hanan al-Shaykh By Jorge Antonio Vallejos It was well worth hitting up LUMINATO this week.  Although I was sick and wanted to stay in bed I couldn’t pass up the chance to see … Continue reading

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INTERVIEW WITH FIREWEED #75: THE MIXED RACE ISSUE CO-EDITOR MAY LUI

May Lui is a Toronto-based writer who is mixed-race, anti-racist, feminist and an all-around troublemaker. She blogs at maysie.ca, ranting and raving at any and all injustices and uses the f-bomb regularly. She’s been published in the Toronto Star, Fireweed … Continue reading

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