I recently connected with book-inspired jewelry maker, Cory Cuthbertson of Coryographies. A Canadian based in the UK, Cory has an incredibly stocked shop full of book-related jewelry for the literary crowd. I am thrilled and honoured to share with you an interview with Cory herself. This marks the first instalment of Creator’s Corner, a series of interviews with talented, hard-working makers and creators. I asked Cory five questions, and she has graciously shared her powerful insights on moving across the world, taking risks, and making for a living.
Cory has been generous enough to offer you lovely readers a special discount for her shop, so keep reading! Read More
Canada is a pretty great nation to live in. We have our share of hurdles and problems; citizens defecting to join ISIS, non-existent pharmacare, and severe racial injustices for First Nations that dates back to our colonization. We also have universal healthcare. We also have the collective opportunity to tackle the Prime Minister at the knees when his government tries to strip citizens of their privacy in an alleged effort to “fight terrorism.” And we have national debates each year about books. Canada Reads is an annual, four-day broadcasted event in which five prominent Canadian figures pick and defend a book each. This year, the panel was asked to provide the nation with the one book to break barriers.
Remember when you had disposable income? Those were the days. Whether you’re scrimping through school, saving for a whirlwind vacation, or minding your spending due to the last big investment, a lot of us don’t have wads of cash to spend supporting artists and designers every week by purchasing their latest creations. Welcome to my sad, true reality. So instead of ignoring my need to nest, here’s how I managed some DIY decor on a budget. Read More
I’ve been writing fiction my entire life. One of my favourite childhood memories is writing a story about an island inhabited exclusively by horses (basically my dream) and reading it aloud to my classmates. I have no recollection of their response, but I am retroactively proud of my eight-year-old self for having the courage to do that.
I’ve been writing poetry since I was a teenager, and have been writing and producing visual poetry for the past couple of years. With such a lengthy history of creative writing, this is my first attempt at blackout poetry. Gasp! Read More