Writing Community: How Conversation Strengthens Writing

Maureen Scott Harris (4:25)

Writing can be a lonely business. In this video, Maureen Scott Harris talks about her long friendship with Jan Horner and how community has helped her as an artist.

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Poet and essayist Maureen Scott Harris was born in Prince Rupert, grew up in Winnipeg, and lives in Toronto. She has published two collections of poems: A Possible Landscape (Brick Books, 1993) and Drowning Lessons (Pedlar Press, 2004), which was awarded the 2005 Trillium Prize for Poetry. She has twice won second prize in CV2’s poetry contests. Pedlar Press published her third collection, Slow Curve Out, in fall 2012.

Patrick Friesen
Writing Community: Collaboration as a Way of Life (4:26)

Collaboration is one of the main sources of inspiration for Patrick Friesen. In this video he explains how important his collaborations in music, dance and translation have become for him and his work.

John K. Samson
Writing Community: Catherine Hunter (1:38)

John K. Samson talks about his first encounter with Catherine Hunter’s writing and how it continues to inspire him today.

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