Calling all visual artists! Room's first annual cover art contest closes on November 30, 2015.
By all the gods I don’t know why the hell
I come to these things passed defences
farewell parties publications showers house-
The pages you have yet to write are flagged and fluorescent, post-it pennants waving for another town’s fiesta.
Any writer can give you an angst-filled list of reasons why writing didn’t happen (again) today: there were the kids. Or a special meeting, or the first sunny day in months, or …
they might have noticed
down the hallway
resembled a private waltz
Palm trees flash past
barred windows, and words
waft over the train’s
Room 38.3 Edited by Helen Polychronakos
Doors. Borders. Thresholds. Who holds the keys, letting some in and leaving others out?
The issue features an interview with Harsha Walia and new writing by Doretta Lau.
Trained as a lawyer, Walia also co-founded No One Is Illegal (NOII), a group that supports migrants facing detention, deportation, and other human rights abuses in Canada.
Room's Rose Morris talks to Stephanie McKenzie, winner of our 2015 Poetry Contest.
andrea bennett spoke with Room's Rachel Thompson about pitching non-fiction to Maisonneuve, the evolution of her writing career, what she likes to read, and the benefits of literary gender counts.
Trish Cooper’s “Social Studies", playing at the Firehall Arts Centre until December 5, 2015, is an absolute must see.
Shameless Hussy's Love Bomb is a darkly moving piece of theatre that resonates beyond the final chord—and is guaranteed to spark an important conversation.