Autobiography/Biography | Writing To Explore and Find Meaning | Dreams, Emotion and the Subconscious • Writers Confessions

Autobiography/Biography | Writing To Explore and Find Meaning | Dreams, Emotion and the Subconscious • Writers' Confessions

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In this episode from the Writers' Confessions series, well-known Canadian authors talk about how close to home they choose to write, how writing has helped them negotiate the outside world and how important it is to surrender to the inner world when crafting stories.

bp (pushing the boundaries)

bp (pushing the boundaries)

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This quirky documentary looks at the life of the late poet bpNichol.

Camilla Gibb • The Writing Life

Camilla Gibb • The Writing Life

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This episode of The Writing Life profiles Canadian writer Camilla Gibb, winner of the City of Toronto Book Award for her first novel, Mouthing the Words.

Cathy Stonehouse • The Writing Life

Cathy Stonehouse • The Writing Life

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This episode of The Writing Life profiles Canadian poet Cathy Stonehouse, author of The Words I Know.

Childhood | Young Writer | Adulthood • Writers Confessions

Childhood | Young Writer | Adulthood • Writers' Confessions

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In this episode from the Writers' Confessions series, well-known Canadian authors chart their development as writers--including why they started, how they went about it, and who inspired them to continue.

Choosing To Be a Writer | After Success | Business and Money • Writers Confessions

Choosing To Be a Writer | After Success | Business and Money • Writers' Confessions

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In this episode from the Writers' Confessions series, well-known Canadian authors examine writing as a career choice, being in the public eye, and staying afloat financially through writing.

Douglas Glover • The Writing Life

Douglas Glover • The Writing Life

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This episode of The Writing Life profiles author Douglas Glover, the Ontario writer and winner of the 2003 Governor General's Literary Award for fiction.

Education/Mentors | My First Book | Critics/Reviews • Writers Confessions

Education/Mentors | My First Book | Critics/Reviews • Writers' Confessions

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In this episode from the Writers' Confessions series, well-known Canadian authors discuss the impact of education on their careers, the magic of seeing their words in print, and the excruciating task of reading and writing reviews.

Fame | The Making of a Book: Agents, Covers and Tours | Book Readings • Writers Confessions

Fame | The Making of a Book: Agents, Covers and Tours | Book Readings • Writers' Confessions

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In this episode from the Writers' Confessions series, well-known Canadian authors discuss the public life of a writer, their working relationships with agents and publishers, and what they gain from giving readings.

Finding The Voice | Re-Write, Re-Write, Re-Write | Editors • Writers Confessions

Finding The Voice | Re-Write, Re-Write, Re-Write | Editors • Writers' Confessions

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In this episode from the Writers' Confessions series, well known Canadian authors emphasize the importance of getting voice right, learning to persist through interminable drafts and overcoming the challenges of writer-editor relationship.

George Murray • The Writing Life

George Murray • The Writing Life

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This episode of The Writing Life profiles poet George Murray.

Guy Vanderhaeghe • The Writing Life

Guy Vanderhaeghe • The Writing Life

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This episode of The Writing Life profiles renowned Canadian author Guy Vanderhaeghe.

Jonathan Bennett • The Writing Life

Jonathan Bennett • The Writing Life

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This episode of The Writing Life profiles Canadian writer Jonathan Bennett, author of After Battersea Park and Verandah People: Stories.

Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer • The Writing Life

Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer • The Writing Life

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This episode of The Writing Life profiles Canadian writer Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer, author of the short story collection Way Up.

Kristen den Hartog • The Writing Life

Kristen den Hartog • The Writing Life

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This episode of The Writing Life profiles Canadian writer Kristen den Hartog, author of the novel Water Wings.

Land and the Word | Spirituality of Writing | Motives and Aspirations • Writers Confessions

Land and the Word | Spirituality of Writing | Motives and Aspirations • Writers' Confessions

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In this episode from the Writers' Confessions series, well-known Canadian authors delve into the significance of the land in Canadian literature, the sacredness of writing, and the responsibility writers feel to contribute to the greater world.

Michael Crummey • The Writing Life

Michael Crummey • The Writing Life

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This episode of The Writing Life profiles Michael Crummey, a Newfoundland writer.

Mr. Tapwe: Doug Cuthand • Storytellers in motion (Series 1)

Mr. Tapwe: Doug Cuthand • Storytellers in motion (Series 1)

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In this episode from the Storytellers in motion series, filmmaker Doug Cuthand is profiled.

Paris Stories: The Writing of Mavis Gallant

Paris Stories: The Writing of Mavis Gallant

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This documentary explores the fiction of the Paris-based short story master, Mavis Gallant, considered by both critics and her literary peers to be one of the most talented women writing in the English language.

Robert Priest • The Writing Life

Robert Priest • The Writing Life

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This episode of The Writing Life profiles Robert Priest, Canadian writer and musician.

Self-Discipline | Research | Editing • Writers Confessions

Self-Discipline | Research | Editing • Writers' Confessions

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In this episode from the Writers' Confessions series, well-known Canadian authors explain the absolute necessity of sticking to a schedule, the ways they approach research, and the importance of editing.

Solitude and Other Writers | Home and Family | The Reader • Writers Confessions

Solitude and Other Writers | Home and Family | The Reader • Writers' Confessions

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In this episode from the Writers' Confessions series, well-known Canadian authors talk about the scribe's lonely lifestyle, the challenges a writing career poses to family relationships, and the importance of their readers.

Stephanie Bolster • The Writing Life

Stephanie Bolster • The Writing Life

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This episode of The Writing Life profiles Canadian poet Stephanie Bolster, winner of the Governor General's Literary Award for Poetry.