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Unlocking the Page with Lenore Rowntree

Unlocking the Page with Lenore Rowntree

About the Workshop This workshop will use prompts to help you generate new writing that can be expanded on later. Please have paper and pen handy, as well as 1–2 pages of something you have already written (need not be polished and can be any form). You can bring...

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Bees are dying: a panel discussion

Bees are dying: a panel discussion

Bees Are Dying: Let’s Listen to the Experts Canadian filmmaker Liz Marshall, October–November writer-in-residence at the Historic Joy Kogawa House, and her co-writer Michael Glassbourg are developing a dramatic screenplay that centres around a female protagonist who...

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Dear Old House

Dear Old House

One day, many, many years later when Naomi and Stephen were old, they visited the lovely city by the water’s edge. They found the street where they used to live, and they drove up and down, searching for their first home. “Maybe it’s gone,” Naomi said. But just at...

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