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Poem: Blue Willow (1:59)
Maureen Scott Harris reads her poem "Blue Willow" for Poets on Record.
Location: Packing and Unpacking (2:31)
Maureen Scott Harris discusses growing up in Winnipeg and the significance of location within her childhood.
Location: Power in the Margins (2:10)
John K. Samson describes why he doesn’t mind being called a “Provincial” writer.
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.
Culture, Language, and Community (3:57)
Maurice Mierau speaks about why Mennonite writers are drawn to community and writing groups.
Culture: Mennonite Writing (6:01)
The writing community in Winnipeg has been profoundly shaped by Mennonite writers such as Di Brandt, David Bergen, Miriam Toews, Sarah Klassen and (the interviewee in this video) Patrick Friesen. Many of the city’s best known novelists and poets are of a Mennonite background and several have been involved in creating and maintaining writing communities within Manitoba. In this video, Friesen speaks to why this may be the case and why the Mennonite traditions of storytelling, organization, and spirituality actually help foster great writers.
Inspiration: The Imagery of Winnipeg (2:34)
Despite moving from Manitoba the West Coast because he felt a "strong desire to leave," Patrick Friesen believes that Winnipeg is his home.
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.
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.
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