Lori's Blog on Books, Writing, and Creativity

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Category: Arts & Culture

The National Ballet of Canada Breaks With Convention

Lori Wolf-Heffner | March 25, 2017
The hardest part about creating art is knowing when to break with convention. When I read experienced writers’ and editors’ blogs, they invariably talk about writers who sacrifice good writing…

Evelyn Hart in “Love, Sex & Brahms” by James Kudelka

Lori Wolf-Heffner | February 25, 2017
Evelyn Hart performs in new James Kudelka show.

Changes to Canada’s Copyright Laws

Lori Wolf-Heffner | October 26, 2014
In 2012, Canada’s copyright law was updated, including expanding the definition of fair use and providing clearer guidelines for what constitutes copyright infringement in the digital world. (The Globe &…

What Creativity Can Do For Kids

Lori Wolf-Heffner | May 1, 2014
I’ll be honest: I found Mr. Rogers boring as a kid. I preferred Mr. Dressup, not knowing that they were indeed very good friends. A few years ago, I caught…

Would You Watch Jem and the Holograms as a Live-Action Movie?

Lori Wolf-Heffner | April 7, 2014
A good friend of mine pointed out this Jem (ha ha) on Rolling Stone:  In short, Justin Bieber’s manager, Scooter Braun, G.I. Joe: Retaliation director, Jon M. Chu, and Paranormal Activity producer,…

What You Might Get out of an MFA Program

Lori Wolf-Heffner | March 20, 2014
I’ve always wondered if these MFA programs in creative writing that seem to be springing up everywhere are worth the money. I’m not sure if attending an MFA program is…

Showing Your Kids What Work Is

Lori Wolf-Heffner | February 1, 2014
The hardest thing about writing as a job is that it looks the same as Facebooking, emailing, surfing, and reading. To a child, at least. Of course, it would help…

Nunavut’s next generation: The kids’ view on life in Iqaluit – The Globe and Mail

Lori Wolf-Heffner | January 23, 2014
Sometimes you don’t know what culture actually means until it starts to disapper. Here, a few kids in Nunavut, one of Canada’s three territories, talk about life and culture up…

Handmade Toys from North America

Lori Wolf-Heffner | January 23, 2014
My hometown, Kitchener, Ontario, has an annual Christmas market over the first weekend of December. Because of the city’s German heritage, they call it a Christkindl Market. You definitely find…

Arts & Culture Magazines for Free

Lori Wolf-Heffner | November 21, 2013
Forgive the one-week lag in my posts. I promise, though, the reason was a good one. I had to buy a new mobile phone (the purchase itself took up most…

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