Tagged with: winnipeg

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.

John K. Samson
Location: Power in the Margins (2:10)

John K. Samson describes why he doesn’t mind being called a “Provincial” writer.

Patrick Friesen
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.

Maureen Scott Harris
Writing from Experience: What Makes a World (1:07)

Maureen Scott Harris talks about how her experiences living in Winnipeg have affected her writing.

John K. Samson
Culture in the Middle of Nowhere (3:24)

John K. Samson describes the "lost culture" of Iceland and Winnipeg.

Patrick Friesen
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.

Patrick Friesen
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.

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
The Writing Life: Arbiter Ring Publishing (1:31)

Jonn K. Samson talks about what inspired him to co-found a publishing company.

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.

John K. Samson
Winnipeg: A Prism (0:43)

John K. Samson talks about what keeps him in Winnipeg.

Maureen Scott Harris
Winnipeg: A Strange and Familiar Landscape (2:43)

Maureen Scott Harris tries to explain why coming home to Winnipeg feels a bit like being in two places at once.

Patrick Friesen
Winnipeg: A Halo of Lights on the Horizon (1:58)

In this video, Patrick Friesen describes why Winnipeg is the heart of his life.

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