Five Rivers editorial team share a table of contents

It’s just very cool that both Robert Runté, and Lorina Stephens both have short stories published in Laksa Media Groups’ Strangers Among Us: Tales of the Underdogs and Outcasts.   Robert had this to say on his blog: Got my contributor’s copy of Strangers Among Us in the mail yesterday. Pretty pleased with the production values, and the company I am keeping in this anthology. The anthology will be officially launched August 12, 2016 at When…

Lorina Stephens to speak at CRUW Saugeen

The Canadian Federation of University Women for the Saugeen region are hosting a workshop, For the Writer in You. The two-hour workshop is divided into three topics: Getting Started, by author Cindy Matthews Essential Editing, by editor Caroline Wilker Getting Published, by publisher Lorina Stephens CFUW Saugeen was founded in 1985, and is comprised of women from Hanover, Walkerton, Chesley, Mildmay, Neustadt, Durham and area. Through membership dues and local initiatives, they support the advocacy work of…

Shadow Song, by Lorina Stephens, called haunting and beautiful

This reader review recently appeared at Read and Blog. Thursday, June 4, 2015 Shadow Song by Lorina Stephens Published by Five Rivers Haunting and beautiful, I couldn’t put this book down. Partly historical, partly supernatural yet grounded, and always in tune with nature. This is a child’s journey to adulthood through very different lifestyles. Beginning in pre-Victorian England, only child to moderately wealthy parents, Danielle sees her world crumble as her uncle, the older son…

Defining the “Canadian” in the Canadian Voice

“What is Canadian literature? What is a Canadian novel? I am not going to be so foolhardy as to attempt to define these terms; many have wandered into this wilderness—and returned, what else but bewildered if they were honest, or with simplistic or outdated notions if they were naive; this is hardly surprising—the country is changing around us even as we speak, stirring up a host of conflicting ideas and interests, and to look for…