Writing from Experience: What Makes a World

Maureen Scott Harris (1:07)

Maureen Scott Harris talks about how her experiences living in Winnipeg have affected her writing.

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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 from Experience: Moving to Winnipeg (4:36)

Patrick Friesen moved to Winnipeg to go to University. In this video he describes how his education at the University of Manitoba inspired his love of language, sparked his interest in writing and eventually led to his being one of the first authors published at Turnstone Press.

Maurice Mierau
Writing from Experience: Finding Comfort in Discomfort (2:54)

Maurice Mierau talks about how his Mennonite background has given him a strong sense of himself as a poet.

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