Tagged with: creative process
Advice for Writers: The Death of the Poem (1:27)
Maureen Scott Harris describes her stylistic approach to writing and the constraints she observes.
Advice for Writers: Experience, Wisdom, and Bullshit (2:47)
Patrick Friesen offers some advice for new writers.
Advice for Writers: Fear, Frustration, and Fraudery (2:48)
Starting a project can be scary. In this video, John K. Samson describes the fears he has about writing and how he gets around them.
On Editing: Finishing a Book (3:35)
Patrick Friesen describes why he has difficulty knowing when a work is finished and why he prefers publishing quickly rather than trying to obtain perfection.
Poetry Books: Music in Writing (2:48)
In this video, John K. Samson discusses his writing process and why he decided to publish a book of his lyrics. The book, Lyrics and Poems: 1997-2012, includes all of the lyrics to the Weakerthans' songs as well as for his solo album Provincial.
The Creative Process: Listening, Learning, and Living (3:17)
Maurice Mierau discusses the importance of listening.
The Creative Process: Writing is about Thinking (3:54)
Patrick Friesen describes his creative thought process and the constraints he observes.
The Creative Process: Walking around with a Song (2:28)
John K. Samson describes his creative process and explains why editing is his favourite part of writing.
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.
Writing Community: How Conversation Strengthens Writing (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.
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.
Genre Lines: The Colour of a Note (2:57)
Patrick Friesen describes the importance of music and sound in his writing and how his collaborations with musicians such as Marilyn Lerner have helped him to both focus and distort his senses.
Growing Up: Believing in Words (3:02)
Patrick Friesen believes that “a person writes out of what they know towards what they don’t know.” In this video, he discusses how his Mennonite childhood influenced his eventual belief in the power and meaning of words.
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