NUMBER 4 ALONE – WITH SOMEONE ELSE Daniel Coleman and In Bed with the Word (LETTERS • BOOKS) BY RACHEL HARVEY When I started thinking on what to write about Daniel Coleman and his book In Bed With the Word, I decided it should be a personal and honest message about the type of relationships we … Continue reading Letters • Daniel Coleman / Rachel Harvey
NUMBER 3 ANALEPSIS Daniel Coleman and In Bed with the Word (LETTERS • BOOKS) BY WILLIAM JESSE DOREY INT. STUFFY SEMINAR CLASSROOM – THIRD FLOOR – CHESTER NEW HALL – EVENING The hallways are completely empty, save for a few mice scurrying through TA offices and scrounging for food in the garbages. The fluorescent lightbulbs that … Continue reading Letters • Daniel Coleman / William Jesse Dorey
GIRLS RIDE (Bus Stories #3) BY BEATRICE EKWA EKOKO They wear their hair short and neat except for the girl in the middle who is dressed in jeans and a sweatshirt and low canvas sneakers. Her untidy hair frames a pale face. It is the same colour as her eyes, which are smoldering amber with … Continue reading Bus Stories #3 • Beatrice Ekwa Ekoko
Submit! The 3rd Annual SHORT WORKS PRIZE for Writing. Open to Hamilton-area authors, emerging writers, and youth. Presented in partnership by Hamilton Arts & Letters magazine, Bryan Prince Bookseller, and the Hamilton Public Library. For more information click here! DEADLINE EXTENDED: July 4, 2016. Thanks to our 2016 Sponsors: McMaster University, Redeemer University College, The Rotary … Continue reading Short Works Prize!
NUMBER 2 READING AS STUMBLING BACK TO OURSELVES Daniel Coleman and In Bed with the Word (LETTERS • BOOKS) BY JULIA EMPEY When I was offered the chance to write about my experience reading Daniel Coleman’s In Bed With The Word, it seemed fitting to write a letter. While taking Dr. Coleman’s class in my final … Continue reading Letters • Daniel Coleman / Julia Empey
NUMBER 1 READING DANIEL COLEMAN In Bed with the Word (LETTERS • BOOKS) BY SHANE NEILSON From HA&L issue nine.1 “Reading as Counterculture,” the second chapter of Daniel Coleman’s In Bed With the Word, begins as follows: We live in the midst of a transition from print culture to screen culture and, while it … Continue reading Letters • Daniel Coleman / Shane Neilson
BARBIE (Bus Stories #2) BY BEATRICE EKWA EKOKO Hamilton is foggy in the afternoon; mist hangs like scraps of rags above the people who are waiting for a late bus. A mother and her daughter approach the stop. The daughter is absorbed in her doll. Barbie doll. “You will look just like her,” her mother … Continue reading Bus Stories #2 • Beatrice Ekwa Ekoko
ANGRY WOMAN (Bus Stories #1) BY BEATRICE EKWA EKOKO Cold can of soup in hand has the top still attached. Sits on the ground, leaning against her shopping cart, which she takes with her everywhere. As if anyone would steal it. What’s in it? Her garbage bags are filled with what? Plastic bags, bottles. A blanket.Yesterday, … Continue reading Bus Stories #1 • Beatrice Ekwa Ekoko
THE DAM SEED CATALOGUE (creative non-fiction) BY JUDY POLLARD SMITH “Has the Dam Seed Catalogue arrived yet?” We start asking each other that question each December. The Dam Seed Company is one of many of this area’s local treasures. It relaxes out there on Highway 8 amongst rolling grass and pristine white buildings as it … Continue reading Musings • J. Pollard Smith
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