Past Writer-in-Residence: Doretta Lau
Doretta Lau is the author of the short story collection How Does a Single Blade of Grass Thank the Sun?, shortlisted for the City of Vancouver Book Award, longlisted for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award, and named by The Atlantic as one of the best books of 2014. She is longlisted for the 2019 CBC Nonfiction Prize for At Core We Think They Will Kill Us. While in residence at Historic Joy Kogawa House in September and October 2019, she is writing a comic novel called We Are Underlings about a dysfunctional workplace and a collection of poetry about grief.
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Sometimes the writing flows. And other times, it’s a grind. One of the most things I’ve learned is that it is important to take breaks. Recharging is part of the writing process. The next time you’re feeling frustrated because the words aren’t coming, just take ten...