no one celebrates christmas like george michael!
so i know the song traditionally doesn’t have a thirteenth day, but thirteen is so much cooler a number than twelve so that’s why Writemas has thirteen! Writemas is so much cooler than Christmas after all.
so today, a final diddy, and another submission from the lovely Hilary Friesen
- a write up from her attendance at a recent Writers’ Collective workshop with the lovely director Danishka Esterhazy…
Beginners Course in Scriptwriting – Danishka Esterhazy
“The story structure of film is very formulaic – …
… re: the song = whatever already!…
almost didn’t make it here today due to technical difficulties but got it in just under the wire…. and today, Mr. Jordan Wheeler = last ndn i swear! (at least during Writemas)
first a bio – uncharacteristically short winded for the Wheelerster - Jordan Wheeler is a member of the Gordon First Nation. He’s been writing stories since 1982. Aaaand he’s on NativeWiki – check it! (NativeWiki = just as “Made it” as white person Wiki).
now, my …
… i think you know it by now….
ok so i’m returning to the Aboriginal Writers Collective theme cause, well, they’re the ones who have sent me stuff. that and i heart them so bad!! so today, enjoy a little of the 2009 Lansdowne Poetry Prize winner Rosanna Deerchild:
Rosanna Deerchild is Cree from South Indian Lake, Manitoba. Her first book of poetry this is a small northern town was published in 2008 by The Muses Company (J. Gordon Shillingford). An award winning journalist, Rosie …
on the tenth day of Writemas my true love gave to me
a look ahead to January’s Speaking Crow!!!
This is Jonathan Ball and he is going to be featured – Tuesday January 4th, 7 pm, Aqua Books!!! – (pssst check his website too – lotsa cool things there, including an interview with Frank Black!! i heart Frank Black.)
And the vivacious Colin Smith is back at the Speaking Crow bio writing helm – he writes some gooders does he, and Ball’s is no exception …
sing it loud people!!!! – ON THE NINTH DAY OF WRITEMAS MY TRUE LOVE GAVE TO ME
A WONDERFUL POSTCARD STORY FROM HILARY FRIESEN!!!!!!
- singing it louder makes me feel energetic!
ok so leaving behind the other Collective, we now return to our regularly scheduled programming of this Writers Collective…. with a lovely postcard story from the uber lovely Hilary Friesen. (technically, it’s a postcard story without the postcard but i don’t really feel the postcard is neccessary to the postcard story – just …
on the eighth day of writemas kate starts to realize that this is a bigger project than she originally thought ….
and shares one of her favourite poems by Ms Elizabeth Denny!!!
(the last of my Aboriginal Writers Collective submissions – unless of course those members former and current who “FORGOT” or “DIDN’T CHECK THEIR EMAIL” suddenly remember to send me something!!!!!)
Elizabeth Ann Denny is a proud Metis writer from Winnipeg. Her writing which takes many forms, can be found most recently …
On the Seventh Day of Writemas my true love gave to me . . .
The Seven Deadly Sins from Dante and Pope Gregory I?!?
– “ALL highly applicable to writers!”-
Thank you Michael Van Rooy for this post!
Extravagance – Eschew such that you may write.
Gluttony – Eat when you can that you might have strength to write.
Avarice – Turn your back upon wealth as it distracts from the story that you should be writing.
Discouragement – Don’t be, not …
On the sixth day of Writemas my true love gave to me
A warm and steamy poem from Maeengan Linklater
Check it: Maeengan Linklater: a First Nations writer and filmmaker (www.maeengan.blogspot.com). His first film, First Nation Winnipeg: The Heart of a Home, co-produced with Jim Sanderson, premiered at Cinematheque in Winnipeg last year. He is working on a full-length poetry collection (forthcoming). He is currently on the board of the Manitoba Writers Guild. … And he has the best profile pict on …