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

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

Release date:

2005

Running time:

24 minutes

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Part of the Writers' Confessions series

Michael Crummey thinks his writing has been influenced by growing up in Newfoundland, where there is enormous communal guilt about the disappearance of the Beothuk people. Guy Vanderhaeghe feels part of a Saskatchewan writing tradition because the presence of the land is central to his stories. Tim Lilburn expresses a creative connection to his home because his people are buried there. These and other writers 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.

Writers featured in this episode:

Jonathan Bennett
Sally Cooper
Michael Crummey
Tess Fragoulis
Camilla Gibb
Douglas Glover
Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer
Tim Lilburn
George Murray
Tim O’Brien
  Robert Priest
Ray Robertson
Elizabeth Ruth
Robert Sawyer
Antanas Sileika
Russell Smith
Cathy Stonehouse
Morley Torgov
Guy Vanderhaeghe

 

Titles included in this series:
Childhood | Young Writer | Adulthood
Education/Mentors | My First Book | Critics/Reviews
Choosing To Be a Writer | After Success | Business and Money
Autobiography/Biography | Writing to Explore and Find Meaning | Dreams, Emotion and the Subconscious
Writing: Heaven & Hell | Writer's Block | Angst and Rejection
Solitude and Other Writers | Home and Family | The Reader
Fame | The Making of a Book: Agents, Cover and Tours | Book Readings
Writing Life Alternatives | Diversions | "I Can't Not Write"
Writer? | What "Normal" People Think of Writers | Writers on Writers
Writing as a Job | Writing Methods | Forms of Writing
The Writing Environment | An Office of My Own | "Style": An Approach to Writing
Self-Discipline | Research | Editing
Finding the Voice | Re-Write, Re-Write, Re-Write, Re-Write | Editors
Writing with a Reader in Mind | Communicating with an Audience | Book Readings
A Writer's Mentality | The Physical Act of Writing | The Writer's Struggle
Where Do All the Ideas Come From | Using Real Life to Make Fiction | Intuition vs. Intellect

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