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Submissions are CLOSED for Volume VII of The Bolo Tie Collective Anthology.

The Bolo Tie Collective Anthology is available at the MacEwan Bookstore, in person and online!

Newest Blog Post! Fresh From The Bolo!

Tips on Writing Mystery Part 1: I Want to Write a Mystery

By. Brandon Lang

Recently, I developed an itch. An itch that was born in the back of my mind and now has slowly scratched its way to its forefront. It has nestled there, ensuring that I can not ignore its presents, and at the moment, I can’t say that I dislike its company. As long as I have been a storyteller, I have been submerging myself in the familiar pool that is the Horror genre. It’s fun to scare and be scared by things that are impossible or that should be familiar to us until we view them from a different angle and perspective. Until that itch tempted me to step out of that vast pool that is the Horror genre and dip my toe in the mystery genre pool…

Continue Reading: https://thebolotiecollective.ca/2023/02/04/tips-on-writing-mystery-part-1-i-want-to-write-a-mystery/

Getting Creative With Bolo!

Weekend Writing Prompt: Writing About a Little Thing Called Love

A Professor of mine, a photographer, offered some beautiful advice to his students on a sunny Tuesday afternoon. He insisted that when photographing a subject, a sole person, and you wish to capture an emotion, do not ask for the literal. When he hopes to see a subject emote happiness and capture their smile, he tells them to imagine something warm and soft. On the contrary, to capture grief or sorrow, he tells his subject to imagine something heavy and stiff. When you, a writer, wish to capture love, loss, grief, lust, or any synonyms of the latter, a similar exercise may be appropriate…

Continue Reading: https://thebolotiecollective.ca/2023/02/11/weekend-writing-prompt-writing-about-a-little-thing-called-love/

The Bolo Tie Collective Presents: Candas Jane Dorsey Interview

Part One | Part Two | Part Three

The Bolo Tie Collective’s Vice President, Theodora MacLeod chats with Edmonton based author and professor, Candas Jane Dorsey.

Instagram One-Sentence Stories

“As I lay dying on the forest floor the dark towering ents began to swallow me whole.” — Sushami Pomerleau-Piquette

“She tried to take her time, but time took her instead.” — Afton Doe

“Underneath the fog that rose with mornings slumber, she found a new place to call home.” — Amanda Krebes

Treaty 6 Land Acknowledgement

ᓂᓂᓯᑕᐍᔨᐦᑌᓈᐣ ᐆᒪ ᐊᐢᑭᐩ ᑳᑖᑭᐢᑳᑕᒫᐦᐠ ᓂᑯᑤᓯᐠ ᑭᐦᒋᐊᓱᑕᒫᑐᐏᐣ ᑳᐃᑕᒥᐦᐠ
ᐆᑕ ᐁᑮᐅᑕᐢᑲᓀᓯᒋᐠ ᒥᐦᒉᐟ ᐃᔨᓂᐘᐠ, ᐆᑕ ᑮᒫᐘᒋᐦᐃᑐᐘᐠ ᑭᐦᒉᔨᐦᑐᐏᐣ ᐁᑿ
ᑭᐢᑌᔨᒧᐏᐣ ᓂᒥᔮᓈᓇᐠ ᐅᑖᒋᒧᐏᓂᐚᐘ, ᐅᐲᑭᐢᑵᐏᓂᐚᐘ,
ᐅᓯᐦᒋᑫᐏᓂᐚᐘ ᐁᑿ ᐃᓯᐦᑖᐏᓂᐚᐤ ᐆᑭ ᑲᐦᑭᔭᐤ ᐃᔩᓂᐘᐠ
ᑳᑮ ᐃᓯᓈᑲᑌᔨᐦᑖᐦᑭᐠ ᐆᒪ ᐊᐢᑭᐩ, ᑮᐢᑕᓇᐤ ᑕᑮᑲᓇᐍᔨᐦᑕᒫᐦᐠ ᐁᑿ
ᑕᒪᓈᒋᐦᑖᔮᐦᐠ ᑭᑳᐑᓇᐤ ᐊᐢᑭᐩ ᑳᓂᐢᑕᐍᔨᐦᑕᒫᐦᐠ ᐅᑕᐢᑮᐘᐦᐠ, ᐯᔭᑿᐣ ᒦᓇ
ᓂᑭᐢᑌᔨᒥᓈᓇᐠ ᓂᐢᑕᒥᔨᒫᑲᓇᐠ ᐁᑿ ᒦᓇ ᐊᐚᓯᓴᐠ ᐆᑕ ᑳᑮᓇᔨᓀᒋᐠ, ᐊᓯᒋ
ᐃᐢᑵᐘᐠ ᑳᐘᓂᐦᐁᒋᐠ, ᑳᒥᓴᐏᓈᒋᐦᐁᒋᐠ, ᓈᐯᐘᐠ ᐑᐢᑕᐚᐤ, ᐁᑿ ᒦᓇ ᑲᐦᑭᔭᐤ
ᐊᔨᓯᔨᓂᐘᐠ ᑳᒫᒪᐏᓈᑕᐏᐦᐁᐦᐃᓱᒋᐠ ᑖᐱᑕᐤ ᐁᑭᐢᑭᓱᒥᑐᔭᐦᐠ ᑲᐦᑭᔭᐤ ᐁᑖᑯᐱᓱᔭᐦᐠ
ᑭᐦᒋᐊᓱᑕᒫᑐᐏᐣ ᐁᑿ ᑿᔭᐢᐠ ᑲᓈᑲᑌᔨᒥᑐᔭᐦᐠ

ninisitawêyihtênân ôma askiy kâ-tâkiskâtamâhk, nikotwâsik
kihci-asotamâtowin kâ-itamihk ôta ê-kî-otaskanêsicik mihcêt
iyiniwak, ôta kî-mâwacihitowak. kihcêyihtowin êkwa kistêyimowin
nimiyânânak otâcimowiniwâwa, opîkiskwêwiniwâwa,
osihcikêwiniwâwa êkwa isihtâwiniwâw ôki kahkiyaw iyîniwak.

kâ-kî-isi-nâkatêyihtâhkik ôma askiy, kîstanaw
ta-kî-kanawêyihtamâhk êkwa ta-manâcihtâyâhk kikâwînaw askiy.
kâ-nistawêyihtamâhk otaskîwahk, pêyakwan mîna
nikistêyimânânak nistamiyimâkanak êkwa mîna awâsisak ôta
kâ-kî-nahinêcik, asici iskwêwak kâ-wanihêcik, kâ-misawinâcihêcik,
nâpêwak wîstawâw, êkwa mîna kahkiyaw ayisiyiniwak
kâ-mâmawi-nâtawihêhisocik. tâpitaw ê-kiskisomitoyahk kahkiyaw
ê-tâkopisoyahk kihci-asotamâtowin êkwa kwayask

We acknowledge that the land on which we gather in Treaty Six
Territory is the traditional gathering place for many Indigenous
people. We honour and respect the history, languages, ceremonies
and culture of the First Nations, Métis and Inuit who call this territory

The First People’s connection to the land teaches us about our
inherent responsibility to protect and respect Mother Earth. With this
acknowledgement, we honour the ancestors and children who have
been buried here, missing and murdered Indigenous women and
men, and the process of ongoing collective healing for all human
beings. We are reminded that we are all treaty people and of the
responsibility we have to one another.