Episode notes

To understand where CanLit, or Canadian Literature, came to be what it is today, we need to go back in time to when it was first imagined into being. In this episode we cover the 1951 Massey Report, the founding of the Writers’ Union and arts councils, and how we’re investing in the stories we tell about ourselves today.

Hosted by Rebecca Diem

Produced by Quinton Bradshaw

Music by James Ellercamp

Special thanks to our guests Nick Mount, John Degen, Jesse Wente, and Alana Wilcox

You can learn more about the The Writer’s Union of Canada at writersunion.ca, and the Canada Council for the Arts at canadacouncil.ca.

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