WordCity Monthly, January 2021 Issue #5


Letter from the Editor, Darcie Friesen Hossack There is not a particle of life that does not bear poetry within it.-Gustave Flaubert Welcome to 2021: Year of the Vaccine. To say that we are all aching towards a time when the Covid19 pandemic has been lifted from us, and the shroud of solitude and loss … Continue reading WordCity Monthly, January 2021 Issue #5

Literary News and Writing Advice with Sue Burge, WordCity Monthly January 2021 Issue5


In this month’s literary news I’m very excited to chat to Jennifer Wong.  Jennifer was born and grew up in Hong Kong and is now living in the UK.  She’s a writer, translator and educator with an MA in creative writing from the University of East Anglia as well as a PhD in creative writing … Continue reading Literary News and Writing Advice with Sue Burge, WordCity Monthly January 2021 Issue5

WordCity Monthly, December 2020 Issue #4


Letter from the Editor, Darcie Friesen Hossack There is not a particle of life that does not bear poetry within it.-Gustave Flaubert When we decided to create an Autumn and Winter Holiday-themed issue of WordCity for December, we had hoped to gather together a celebration of as many religious, cultural and seasonal offerings as possible. … Continue reading WordCity Monthly, December 2020 Issue #4

Literary News and Writing Advice with Sue Burge, WordCity Monthly Dec/20 Issue4


Sue Burge, Contributing Editor of Literary News and Writing Advice This month’s literary news is very exciting –  there’s a new poetry retreat experience available to black poets of African descent.  It’s called Obsidian Foundation and its founder is Nick Makoha.  Nick is frantically busy fine-tuning the Obsidian Foundation experience ready to receive its first … Continue reading Literary News and Writing Advice with Sue Burge, WordCity Monthly Dec/20 Issue4

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