Travel: Writing in Tasmania

Maureen Scott Harris (4:55)

In 2009, Maureen Scott Harris was the first non-Australian to win the WildCare Tasmania Nature Writing Prize for an essay she wrote titled "Broken Mouth: Offerings for the Don River, Toronto." In this video, Harris talks about her experience travelling to Tasmania and how she learned to feel at home away from Canada.

Maureen recently returned to Tasmania and is blogging about her experiences.

Tagged with: writing community, awards, travel, environmental writing.

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.

Maurice Mierau
Travel: The Impact of a Place (1:43)

In this video, Maurice Mierau discusses landscape, narrative and biography. He talks about being a second generation refugee and how, to him, place is "a metaphor for moving through one's life and reflecting on it in the way that a poet should."

John K. Samson
Travel: A Musical Map (3:32)

John K. Samson discusses the initial inspiration for his solo album Provincial and how the project grew over time.

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