Tagged with: growing up

Maureen Scott Harris
Location: Packing and Unpacking (2:31)

Maureen Scott Harris discusses growing up in Winnipeg and the significance of location within her childhood.

Maurice Mierau
Location: Moving Around (1:53)

Maurice Mierau talks about moving around a lot when he was younger.

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.

Maurice Mierau
Inspiration: Living in Jamaica (1:26)

In this video, Maurice Mierau talks about his childhood influences and early writing experiences.

Patrick Friesen
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.

John K. Samson
Growing Up: The Marriage of Music and Words (2:39)

In this video, John K. Samson talks about how growing up in the Lutheran church and discovering local poets inspired his love of music and words.

Maureen Scott Harris
Growing Up in Winnipeg (1:39)

Maureen Scott Harris talks about growing up in Fort Garry and Winnipeg, the contrast between the country and the city, and why she ended up leaving Manitoba.

Patrick Friesen
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.

Maureen Scott Harris
Starting Out: Angst and Uncertainty (2:20)

Maureen Scott Harris talks about her start in poetry and how she developed her love of language.

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