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Resonance

Resonance

Resonance

Through forty-two personal essays, Resonance: Essays on the Craft and Life of Writing brings together insights from writers and publishers across Canada on the practices that fuel their work, and invites readers to join the conversation through a series of engaging writing prompts. The essays collected here include strategies for pre-writing, writing and revision, as well as thoughts on the writing life and the world of writing. Resonance is for any writer of fiction, non-fiction or poetry who has ever wanted a helping hand, a quick chat or a word of encouragement along the lonely road from blank page to published work.

Resonance seeks to build community and extend the practice of creativity to writers everywhere.

About the author

Kayla Czaga

Kayla Czaga

KAYLA CZAGA is the author of two collections of poetry—For Your Safety Please Hold On (Nightwood Editions, 2014) and Dunk Tank (House of Anansi, 2019)—as well as the chapbook Enemy of the People (Anstruther Press, 2015.) Her debut was awarded The Gerald Lampert Memorial Award and nominated for The Governor General’s Award for Poetry, The Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize, and The Debut-litzer. Her poems have appeared in numerous literary journals and anthologies, including The Fiddlehead, The Walrus, ARC Poetry Magazine, and The Best of the Best Canadian Poetry in English. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from UBC and lives in Victoria, B.C.

K. Ho

K. Ho

K. Ho a photographer, writer, and enthusiastic introvert. They love riding their bike and eating obnoxiously munchy things in public. They are grateful to live on the occupied and unceded territories of the Musqueam, Tsleil-Watuth & Squamish Peoples.

Andrew Chesham

Andrew Chesham is the director of the Writer’s Studio at Simon Fraser University. He has worked in the literary arts since 2006, as a writer, editor, publisher, and educator in Canada and Australia. He has also edited the anthologies: From the Earth to the Table, and Stories for a Long Summer (Catchfire Press).

Betsy Warland

Betsy Warland

Betsy Warland is the author of fourteen books of creative nonfiction, memoir, and poetry.

A leading mixed-genre writer, teacher, and manuscript mentor/editor in Canada, her collection of essays on writing, Breathing the Page—Reading the Act of Writing, became a bestseller in 2010. A second edition, with new material, will be released in 2023. Warland’s most enduring book, Bloodroot—Tracing the Untelling of Motherloss (2000), was released in a second edition in 2021, with a foreword by Susan Olding, and a long essay reflecting on the book twenty years later by
Warland.

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