Peeling Rambutan is the third poetry collection from Montreal-based poet Gillian Sze. Following Sze’s previous collections, Fish Bones (2009) and The Anatomy of Clay (2011), the beautifully-bound Peeling Rambutan “meditates upon the rifts between immigrant parents and their Canadian-born children and the struggle of overlapping values which sometimes arises when we view the complexity of […]

Peeling Rambutan: New Poetry from Montreal’s Gillian Sze (Review)

“Get ready for late nights! Great books abound among this year’s GG finalists and you won’t be able to put them down. Further proof of the prolific and potent Canadian literary scene.” – Robert Sirman, Director and CEO of the Canada Council for the Arts. The Canada Council for the […]

Canada Council for the Arts Announces Finalists for the 2013 ...

Artistic Fusion is a Canada Arts Connect Magazine original column that looks at Canadian arts companies who are blending genres, styles and media in their work and exploring what is unleashed when those artistic boundaries are broken. In this installment, we talked to actor, writer, and painter Bruce Horak, who […]

Artistic Fusion: Bruce Horak and Assassinating Thomson

The Web Though print magazines seem to be a dying medium I feel the need to argue that perhaps comics and art in the print medium art still alive and very much kicking, they have just had to change some. The growing technical prowess of the everyman in the realms […]

The Web, Print and Beyond: Artists & Artwork at Fan ...

Last Thursday night I was at Aqua Books on Garry Street in downtown Winnipeg with a friend to attend an evening named Cree Stories featuring Aboriginal authors, poets, and songwriters.  Upon entering the book store, we found there too be a great selection of books to peruse before we made […]

Cree Stories: An Evening Spent with Cree Imagination

The program for the 2011-2012 season at the Manitoba Theatre Centre has recently been released.  For those unfamiliar with the Manitoba Theatre Centre, the community-based non-profit organization is involved with many arts-based projects vital to Manitoba’s artistic community since 1958.  Several plays are produced by the centre during their seasons […]

Set to Satisfy All Audiences: The Manitoba Theatre Centre Releases ...

A new play which has already caught the attention of many Canadians has now come to Winnipeg. Thunderstick is the creation of award-winning Cree playwright and journalist Kenneth T. Williams.  It was first produced by the Theatre Network in Edmonton then the Persephone Theatre in Saskatoon.  Now presented by the […]

Thunderstick: Witty Writing and Superb Acting Grip Canadian Theatre Audiences