What to Grab Onto: A Newcomer’s Guide to Toronto’s Literary Huddle

Originally posted on Phoebe Wang:
Last week at the Coach House Wayzgoose I met a couple of the first year U of T MA in Creative Writing students, reminding me of how, just 5 years ago, my classmates and I finished our graduate department orientation in the early sun-dazed week of September and headed to another kind of orientation… Continue reading What to Grab Onto: A Newcomer’s Guide to Toronto’s Literary Huddle

The Horror of the Idea: A Critical Analysis of “The Gift”

I normally don’t do movie reviews on this blog. And I tried to write something really narrative or literary about this movie, The Gift (directed and written by Joel Edgerton, starring Joel Edgerton, Jason Bateman & Rebecca Hall) but it’s so good that it deserves a closer examination.  If you haven’t watched the trailer, check … Continue reading The Horror of the Idea: A Critical Analysis of “The Gift”