Wolsak and Wynn is a quirky literary press based in the heart of Hamilton. With steel mills on one side of us, the Niagara escarpment on the other and Toronto somewhere off in the distance we spend our time producing brilliant, highly individual and sometimes provocative books. Wander through our site to see books by writers including Oana Avasilichioaei, Gregory Betts, David Collier, Glen Downie, Christine Fischer Guy, Catherine Graham, David Groulx, Richard Harrison, Ken Howe, Jeanette Lynes, D. D. Miller, Catherine Owen, Robert Priest, Tanis Rideout, Heather Spears, Moez Surani, John Terpstra, Alexis von Konigslow, Naomi Beth Wakan and Ian Williams. We’ve an author for almost every letter of the alphabet.


A Poem to Celebrate Mandela Day (July 18)

July 15, 2015

July 18 is Mandela Day, the birthday of Nelson Mandela and a day to celebrate both the man and his mission (social justice). In honour of this occasion, we share Peter Midgley's poem about the great leader, which appears in his upcoming collection.

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Congratulations Naomi Beth Wakan!

June 29, 2015

W&W author and Nanaimo Poet Laureate Naomi Beth Wakan received an Honourary Ambassador Award from the Federation of BC Writers.

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The 5 Ws with Naomi Beth Wakan

June 29, 2015

To celebrate Seniors Month, we asked Naomi Beth Wakan, author of A Roller-coaster Ride: Thoughts on Aging and Late Bloomer: On Writing Later in Life (among others), and inaugural poet laureate of Nanaimo, BC, to initiate one of our new blog features, The 5 Ws. See Naomi's take on the Who, What, Why, Where, and When of her writing life.

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Naomi Beth Wakan Launches Honeymoon Bay Anthology July 8

Naomi Beth Wakan will introduce the chapbook anthologies from Patrick Lane's latest retreats tonight at the Nanaimo Museum.

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Catherine Graham in Barrie July 9

Catherine Graham is part of an award-winning lineup at the Word Up July Summer Gala Event.

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JonArno Lawson in San Francisco June 27

Meet JonArno Lawson and illustrator Sydney Smith at ALA this Saturday, June 27, 10 - 11 a.m.

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