Accessibility, Inclusion & the Theatre: An Interview with Paul David Power on All Lit Up

"It’s also very important to me as an artist with a disability to create and produce works that represent characters that live with a disability, but the narrative doesn’t always have to focus on the disability."

Check out the full interview with Paul David Power on All Lit Up to hear him talk about his play, Crippled—available now in print and eBook forms! Pick up your copy at your favourite bookstore, from our shop at 1 Stamps Lane in St. John's, or order online!





book launch

Join award-winning author Nicholas Ruddock as he launches his highly anticipated third novel, Last Hummingbird West of Chile—rescheduled to Wednesday, September 8th at 7pm—hosted by Barb Minett at the Bookshelf in Guelph, followed by a live Q&A!

Pick up your copy at the Bookshelf in Guelph, at our shop in St. John's at 1 Stamps Lane, or from your favourite independent bookstore! Find out more about the book here. 

This virtual event is FREE and will be livestreamed on Zoom as well as the Breakwater Books Facebook page.


"Without a doubt, Last Hummingbird West of Chile was one of the best books I’ve read this year. It was absolutely delightful and I was gripped to the very last line (which came too soon)."

– Alison Manley, Atlantic Books Today

“[W]ith the Last Hummingbird West Of Chile Nicholas has indeed lured us into strange lands in what is at once an enthralling adventure and a chillingly poignant morality tale about the impossibility of escaping from one’s self.”

– John Jantunen, Cannery Row Magazine




“[Experience] the burgeoning imagination of Nicholas, coupled with his wide range of knowledge and his lyrical understanding of flow in language. Really it’s a wonder to behold.”

– Barb Minett, Guelph Today

Last Hummingbird West of Chile was included on CIBA's Summer Reading List, and Nicholas Ruddock was interviewed as a Local Author Spotlight at the Eden Mills Writers' Festival.



We're thrilled to present readings by the contributors of Us, Now: Stories from the Quilted Collectivepremiering Thursday, August 5th at 7pm!

Contributors and members of The Quilted Collective are Ayse Sule Akinturk, Kyekue Mweemba, Nabila Qureshi, Prajwala Dixit, Richard Elcock, Santiago Guzmán, Sobia Shaheen Shaikh, Tzu-Hao Hsu, William Ping, Xaiver Michael Campbell, and Zay Nova. Us, Now was edited by Lisa Moore.

Find more info and order your copy here.

“By presenting a diversity of stories and experiences from writers who have moved into, out of, and through [...] Newfoundland, [...] Us, Now capture[s] the plurality of [this place].”

— Manahil Bandukwala, Quill & Quire (read the full review here)

Thank you to Zay Nova and Ritche Perez for filming these videos!


OCHRE FEST 2021 has wrapped up for the year! If you missed out on watching your favourite Breakwater authors, don't worry! You can still watch the videos on the Ochre Fest Facebook Page!

Check out readings and interviews with Bridget Canning (Some People's Children), Chief Mi'sel Joe & Sheila O'Neill (My Indian), Morgan Murray (Dirty Birds), Richard Elcock, Sobia Shaheen Shaikh, & Ayse Sule Akinturk (Us, Now: Stories from the Quilted Collective), Sheilah Roberts Lukins (Bottoms Up), Heidi Wicks (Melt), and more!

 nicholas ruddock

“In this latest entry in Sheilah Lukins’ early chapter book series about Errol’s ongoing exploits, our feisty and kindhearted hero is as intrepid as ever. The chapters are short and action-packed, perfect for holding the attention of young readers.”

— Lisa Doucet, Atlantic Books Today

Read the full review of Once Upon an Iceberg: Errol's Twillingate Adventure!


The film adaptation of Chad Pelley's novel, Away from Everywhere, is now streaming in Canada on Cineplex!

Find out more and order your copy of the book.


Kathryn Taylor Media's Summer Sunshine Series this week featured Jessica Mitton, author of Some Good and Some Good Sweet Treats.

Click here to watch!