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  • Where else? a bilingual career

    by Jean-Benoît Nadeau, about 2 years ago

    I began as a journalist in 1987 in Quebec.

    À partir de 1993, j'ai également commencé à publier en anglais à Toronto, puis à New York et ailleurs.

    I published my first book in Quebec in 1997, in French, and then another book in 2003 in New York. This last one sold 200 000 copies.

    En tout, j'ai publié plus de 1500 reportages, chroniques et éditoriaux, dont environ le quart en anglais.

    For the books, I am at about 10 books. I say “about” because it is actually difficult to keep track of what I actually wrote. Because I sometimes... Continue reading

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  • How I Came (Late) to Write and Paint

    by Gary Saunders, about 2 years ago

    It began in childhood, my love affair with trees. And it was natural that one day I would write about them, about the forest tenants they sheltered and about the ways they housed and warmed and nurtured and employed us outport people too. Wild trees framed my little world in northeast Newfoundland. Not many kinds, barely a dozen, mostly evergreens, the usual sub-boreal treescape which our elders, travelling there summer and winter for food, timber, fuel, and fur, called The Country. You could travel for days back then in almost any direction and not run out of them.

    Being as... Continue reading

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  • Travel Canada Reveals Canadian Diversity

    by Dreambuilder, about 2 years ago

    From coast to coast to coast Canadian culture is as wide as its borders. Whether extremely wild and free in Newfoundland or historical in Quebec or nature based in BC; it's the best of culture in all its forms. Standing on the shores of Tuktoyaktuk, NWT we experienced the culture of the Inuit where as on the shores of Twillingate, NL we were part of the eastern way. Listening to 1000 voices singing in harmony at international choir fest Kathaumixw in Powell River, BC we felt the love and unity of human kind sweep over us. No book is big... Continue reading

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  • Cultural vision of Canada

    by Helga Lambrecht, about 2 years ago

    In response to the challenge to regain and maintain copyright to our works, you asked for a vision of the cultural policy of tomorrow. I tried to pen a response on the prompts without success but have ppreciated all the years of enjoying copyright for my many Lambrecht Publications and Herbal Health. I am a Natural Nutrition and Natural Health Consultant and Educator closely aware of the changing cultural dynamics of Canada.

    I believe many Canadians have a relatively educated approach to health issues that are plaguing society now. Diseases that can be controlled or mediated by lifestyle... Continue reading

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  • I believe in Knowledge and dialogue!

    by danielsahas, about 2 years ago
    Daniel J. Sahas, Professor EmeritusUniversity of Waterloo, ONI believe in knowledge and dialogue, and Canada offers the possibility for both of them, ubundantly! As an academic teacher for more than thirty three years at the University of Waterloo, I encountered students and people from the public domain thirsty for knowledge and talented in dialogue. The Correspondence Programme of the University and its pioneer "Gown and Town" academic activity that was bringing the academic "gown" to the thirsty for knowledge and ideas "town", sharpened my own appetite from more of both qualities - knowledge and dialogue - that life offers. So,... Continue reading

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  • Yes there is culture in Canada

    by Ceci Flanagan-Snow, about 2 years ago

    I am a verbal and visual artist living in rural New Brunswick.

    Over the past two decades I've had hundreds of articles and photographs published in a variety of magazines in Canada, the USA and internationally. As I'm reaching pensionable age, I've scaled back the nature of my work and am focussing more and more on telling stories and creating images that celebrate life in Canada, and in New Brunswick in particular.

    I am fortunate to have many friends who are writers, photographers, painters, sculptors - each accomplished artists in their own right and each contributing to the growth and... Continue reading

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  • What does it take?

    by Suniti, about 2 years ago

    After I finished writing my doctoral dissertation at McGill under Louis Dudek on Pound’s Cantos – it was hard work – I said to myself, ‘If that’s what it takes to write about a great poet, then what does it take to be a great poet and fabulist?’ I vowed that I would work at my craft 4 hours a day 6 days a week come what may, even if at times it meant just doing ‘babble and doodle’ (Frye’s phrase). And I have done that till my seventies – now I only do 2 hours a day 6 days... Continue reading

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  • THE LIFE WE LIVED

    by Caitlin Hicks, about 2 years ago

    My work as playwright has always centered around a single character in an essential moment of transformation. As a performer, I took my work on the road in Canada, the US and internationally. After my first few years on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia, I came to realize there were 'old timers' who had been pioneers to the area who wanted to tell the stories of their lives. I invited them to tell their life stories to me and I agreed to edit them and prepare them for ultimate telling in a theatrical setting. What happened became so much... Continue reading

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  • Yolanda Duque Vidal

    by Yolanda, about 2 years ago

    I’m Yolanda Duque Vidal, 72 years old. I live in Montreal, original from Chile. I’m a Canadian citizen.

    I am an author, professional poet; editor and publisher, I have 10 books with my poems auto-published, some of them in Spanish, French, English and Italian.

    Two Awards for the best poetry: one in Equator and other in Florida, USA.

    I participate in several international poetry festivals, like V Festival of poetry Trois Rivières, VI Festival de Literature Metropolis Blue in Montreal and other festivals in Rumania, Italy, France, Mexico, Equator and Puerto Rico. I read my poems... Continue reading

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  • Coming out as a writer

    by Joanna Lilley, about 2 years ago

    When I came to Canada 10 years ago, not many people knew that I wrote. I'm from Britain. I grew up intimated by and in awe of a long tradition of superlative English literature. How could I possibly be presumptuous enough to dream of one day becoming an author? What right did I have for my dream to come true? In Canada, I found my new community to be more accepting, less judgemental. Just as there is more geographical space, there was more space for aspirations and dreams. I started to come out as a writer. And in a few... Continue reading

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