No Surprise: SLĀV and FIJM Are a Perfect Fit

You wouldn't think it possible, really. That in this day and age the world's largest jazz festival would commission a white theatre director to create SLĀV, a major dramatic work based on African American slave songs starring a white singer and featuring a predominantly white cast. And yet, as anyone following the cultural news knows,... Continue Reading →

Remembering Sheila Barry

Last week I learned the awful news that my publisher and friend, Sheila Barry, recently passed away. Across Canada there are dozens if not hundreds of authors who share my sorrow at her passing, for she was a central figure in Canadian publishing, responsible for the publication of scores of extremely popular children's books, first... Continue Reading →

Digital Strategy Funding – Are You Ready?

Did you know that over the next 4 years 88 million new federal dollars will be granted to Canadian arts organizations to develop and implement digital strategies? In fact, the Canada Council just announced that the deadline for its 2017-18 Digital Strategy Fund will be October 25, 2017. Are you ready? For theatres, galleries, publishers, performers... Continue Reading →

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