Write Across Canada is a fictional journey of nearly 10,000 kilometres across the cultural and geographical diversity of the nation. In this book, 19 of Canada's most acclaimed storytellers contribute the narrative pieces that together comprise a humorously accurate national reflection. Each author was commissioned by the Ottawa International Writers Festival to write a chapter, set in their local community, in a serial story moving across the country from East to West. Together, the authors represent the astounding regional and cultural diversity of contemporary Canadian literature. Write Across Canada is designed to celebrate our country, our communities, our regional identities and our distinct voices through a literary project that is truly national in scope. The result is a constantly surprising and uproarious cross-country adventure that showcases an amazing diversity of voices and cultures.
Commissioned by the Ottawa International Writers Festival