Category Archives: Storytellers

Storytellers: Author Mary Glickman on Marching to Zion

Every once in a while you come across a writer whose stories continue to reside in your imagination long after the final words of the characters have been spoken and weeks after the novel has been moved from your night … Continue reading

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Storytellers: Kevin Fitzpatrick Honors Dorothy Parker

One of the highlights of my recent visit to New York was meeting with Kevin Fitzpatrick, author, tour guide and the founder of the Dorothy Parker Society. I have long been a fan of the writings of Dorothy Parker and … Continue reading

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Storytellers: Jacob Colgan and Oceanna Colgan: Letter from Fred

Every once in a while you come across a story that brims with grace, true love, and proof that there is much good in the world. So it is that I am sharing the story about a very talented creative … Continue reading

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Storytellers: The Next Big Thing Blog Hop

I’ve been tagged in the Next Big Thing by fellow writer Mary Glickman. Mary is author of novels Home in the Morning and One More River, a 2011 National Jewish Book Award Fiction Finalist. You can read Mary’ s Next … Continue reading

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Storytellers: Nirvan Mullick, Filmmaker of “Caine’s Arcade”.

Nirvan Mullick stopped in at a car parts store in East Los Angeles and stumbled across a story for his next film.  Toiling away in the back of the shop he found a genius.  Not the car parts guy (who … Continue reading

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Storytellers: Deborah Feldman, author of Unorthodox

Deborah Feldman was one of the most impressive authors I was privileged to hear speak at the Jewish Book Council Network Author’s event earlier this month. I was in New York to talk about Ravenscraig, my novel about an immigrant … Continue reading

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Celebrating Winnipeg’s Past

Ravenscraig,  The Blog This blog celebrates the history of Winnipeg, my hometown, and occasionally allows me to indulge in some wider observations of the world that catch my interest. Here you will find stories about Winnipeg at the turn of … Continue reading

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Next up, New York!

I am very excited to announce that I will be participating in the Jewish Book Council Network.  What a fantastic organization.  The Network program supports authors who write books that are of appeal to a Jewish audience. From the JBC website: For … Continue reading

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Ravenscraig Wins Carol Shields Winnipeg Book Award

What an incredible honour it is that Ravenscraig has been recognized as the winner of the  Carol Shields Winnipeg Book Award.  I am at a loss to describe how deeply moved I am that this has happened. Carol Shields was … Continue reading

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Storytellers: Daniel Karasik wins Canada Writes Prize

One of the things Canada’s public broadcasting company, the CBC, does well is encourage Canadians to read and to write.  There are recommendation lists, interviews, contests and hoopla that all quietly support a sense of national pride in the simple … Continue reading

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