Committed to Doing Better

CWILA is a volunteer-run organization, with the mandate of tracking statistics on gender representation in reviewing, bringing relevant issues of gender, race, class, and sexuality into our national literary conversation, and creating a network supportive of the active careers of … Continue reading

Conversation between Vivek Shraya and Erin Wunker

Not too long ago I was reading through Twitter (almost always a bad idea) and I came across an amazingly wonderful piece of news: Vivek Shraya and Arsenal Pulp Press have collaborated to create VS.Books. Honestly, I cheered out loud. … Continue reading

A Statement Against the Culture of Male Privilege and Abuse of Power in Canadian Creative Writing Programs

  Along with the Canadian Creative Writers and Writing Programs (CCWWP), CWILA recently consulted on this powerful statement against the culture of male privilege, which was spearheaded by Rob Budde, Phinder Dulai, and kevin mcpherson eckhoff. Continue reading to find … Continue reading

What George Did: Zoe Whittall on rape culture as seen from the inner circle of the accused

The Best Kind of People, Zoe Whittall (House of Anansi Press) Reviewed by Adèle Barclay Originally published by the?Literary Review of Canada Zoe Whittall’s third novel, The Best Kind of People, demarcates a pivot point for the Canadian novelist, screenwriter … Continue reading

CWILA Announces Critic-in-Residence for 2017: Adèle Barclay

Canadian Women in the Literary Arts (CWILA) is thrilled to announce that Adèle Barclay will be our Critic-in-Residence (CiR) for 2017. Word from Adèle Barclay: “I’m honoured and elated to accept the position of CWILA’s critic in residence. I’m grateful … Continue reading

Revue de presse FCAL – De l’invisibilité (bis)

La question a été lancée le mois dernier : mais où sont donc les femmes? Où sommes nous donc? Actrices, réalisatrices, autrices, journalistes, directrices, scientifiques, nous existons pourtant, il suffit, dans un premier temps, que notre travail, nos réalisations, nos … Continue reading

Unearthing Soraya Peerbaye’s Tell

Tell, Soraya Peerbaye (Pedlar Press, 2015). Reviewed by Tanis MacDonald ? ? ? ? ? ? ?Tell, winner of the Trillium Award for Poetry and finalist for the 2015 Griffin Poetry Prize, is a book with a history. I read … Continue reading

Revue de presse FCAL – Où sont les femmes?

Notre chronique mensuelle pourrait tout aussi prendre pour nom officiel “Où sont les femmes?” tant cette question revient de fa?on lancinante dans toutes les sphères de la société. Chaque fois, elle est un rappel douloureux que l’égalité est loin d’être … Continue reading

FCAL Revue de presse francophone: critiques, enjeux et la démission comme résistance

  Après une longue pause, la revue de presse revient avec, entre autres, des recensions et des entretiens accordés au courant des derniers mois. Impossible de passer sous silence le récent décès de Beno?te Groult, autrice féministe fran?aise et grande … Continue reading

CWILA’s Critic-in-residence 2016 : Call For Applicants

The Residency CWILA supports a female/transgender/genderqueer writer (poet, novelist, storyteller, scholar) based in Canada as its resident critic for September 1st ?2016 -April 30th?2017. The aim of the residency is to foster criticism that promotes public awareness of women’s literary … Continue reading