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From the Vault: A Touch of Literary Whimsy to Boost the Spirits

Doesn’t life feel so serious around now? The news is always heavy, the weather is gloomy and cold, and we’re all varying degrees of stressed whether it’s due to work, finances, the impending holidays or what have you. So how … Continue reading

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From the Vault: See The World

As the days lengthen and the spring weather starts to work its magic, I find myself shaking off my winter hibernation and venturing out into the world—without grimacing and gripping my scarf closer to my neck. My thoughts turn to … Continue reading

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From the Vault: Coastal Charm

’ve never been to Atlantic Canada (a failing I sincerely hope to rectify someday), but there’s something about it that beckons. The natural landscape appears both picturesque and sublime, and the culture, a charming mix of old-world and new. Transplants … Continue reading

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From the Vault: Picture Perfect Books for Artists and Art Aficionados

It’s about this time of year that I start to wonder where all the colour went. The weather is grey and dreary, dark colours dominate our fashion choices, and even the festive holiday décor has been packed and stored. In … Continue reading

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Best of the West: Great Authors from Western Canada

Every now and then, I like to get a slightly different perspective in my CanLit. As a born-and-raised Ontarian, it is easy to strongly identify with characters whose horizons are the same as my own. But sometimes it’s nice to … Continue reading

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From the Vault: Heartwarming Reads to Bring You In from the Cold

The Danish concept of hygge, which refers to the state of being comfortable or cozy and basking in life’s simple pleasures, has never been more popular. From home décor to cooking to photography and design, comfy is the new cool. … Continue reading

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The Porcupine's Quill would like to acknowledge the support of the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts for our publishing program. The financial support of the Government of Canada through the Canada Book Fund (CBF) is also gratefully acknowledged.