Tagged with: travel
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.
Location: Moving Around (1:53)
Maurice Mierau talks about moving around a lot when he was younger.
Poetry Books: Spain and The Dark Boat (3:50)
Patrick Friesen talks about the inspiration and research behind his book The Dark Boat, released by Anvil Press in 2011, including his submersion into Spanish culture during his trip to Spain.
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.
Inspiration: Living in Jamaica (1:26)
In this video, Maurice Mierau talks about his childhood influences and early writing experiences.
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: Writing in Tasmania (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.
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