Written by Charles Demers | #NoOneSucceedsAlone
Sometimes long prose projects can be hard for me, since I’m used to the stand-up comedy world of instant feedback and jamming on ideas with other comics in the context of live shows — contrarily, the glow of the laptop can be a lonely and desolate Read More
Written by Katherine Fawcett of The Sea to Sky Strings Orchestra | #NoOneSucceedsAlone
Show up. Sit down.
laugh – Pet the dog.
Tighten, rosin, tune.
Talk: kids, news, dreams, dotted eighth
notes, hair, eyeglasses, skiing.
Late-comers arrive. Apologies.
Unlatch. Read More
Written by Claudia Casper | #NoOneSucceedsAlone
There is always tension in our species between the desire for autonomy and the desire to belong and work together. This tension is playing out politically right now with Trump, Brexit, the EU, #metoo, political correctness, refugees, etc. Read More
Written by Carolyn Marie Souaid | #NoOneSucceedsAlone
In 2013, the Banff Centre became my home for seven weeks while I wrote the first draft of my cross-cultural love story, Yasmeen Haddad Loves Joanasi Maqaittik. Read More
Probably the biggest risk in writing Weekend was using they/them pronouns for one of my characters. Read More
A book review by Katherine Fawcett
Barbara Gowdy’s new book Little Sister is a tale of psychic leap-frog that explores identity, sanity, control, and the porous relationship between mind, spirit and body. Read More
I am a 69 year-old retired lawyer and I am embarking on writing a memoir. I am a private person. I don’t share my innermost thoughts easily. But when writing my memoir, How Deep is the Lake: A Century at Chilliwack Lake, I find that when I open my heart, my writing comes alive. Read More
Researching my second novel I decided I needed to experience spelunking, and specifically, being in a squeeze. Vancouver Island has the largest concentration of caves in North America. Read More
The very act of writing requires a leap of faith, a somewhat crazed belief that, with your words, you can create a story that another person—a living, breathing human being— will want to read. Read More
So far as I know, no one has unfriended me on Facebook because of something I wrote. But I have landed in some unfriendly situations because of writing, including with myself. There were times I would have unfriended myself if I could have. Read More