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Lori's Blog on Books, Writing, and Creativity

Enjoy these articles on my books, writing in general, and the even broader topic of creativity. Although most have been written by me, I invite guests to contribute, too.

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Category: Canadian Creators

11+ Top Canadian Book Recommendations

Lori Wolf-Heffner | June 30, 2022
Looking for your next Canadian read? Look no further. I asked members of my publishing team what their top Canadian books recommendations were. Ranging from urban blogger to Canadian classics,…

Queer Representation in Theatre: Improving Visibility in the Performing Arts Through Collaboration  

Phoebe Wolfe | June 10, 2022
Currently, one million Canadians identify as members of the 2SLGBTQ+ community. Despite the size of this population, there’s still a serious lack of queer and trans representation in countless spaces,…

“I Thought I Could Never Make a Living From Art”

Lori Wolf-Heffner | March 6, 2021
Candice Leyland, watercolour artist and art teacher, never imagined she’d be where she is today: making a living from her art. As a writer, I can empathize. One stereotype that…

Lisa LaTouche on Tap

Lori Wolf-Heffner | September 25, 2020
Lisa LaTouche began tap at age eight after her mother showed her a little time step. Her career has taken off since. She’s studied under Buster Brown, Gregory Hines, and Savion…

A Review of Older Sister. Not Necessarily Related. A Memoir, by Jenny Heijun Wills (McClelland & Stewart, 2019)

Lori Wolf-Heffner | July 10, 2020
This book hit me in the gut. Older Sister. Not Necessarily Related by Jenny Heijun Wills is a poetic, edgy, sad, and ultimately hopeful memoir about gender, ethnicity, and skin…

A Review of Brown, by Kamal Al-Solaylee (HarperCollins, 2016)

Lori Wolf-Heffner | July 7, 2020
The subtitle for Kamal Al-Solaylee’s 2016 book is “What Being Brown in the World Means Today (to Everyone).” I picked it up because I couldn’t recall hearing much if anything…

Talking Arts: Kate Hilliard About Her New Piece, …this happened

Lori Wolf-Heffner | January 27, 2020
Kate Hilliard is a Toronto-based artist and the Artistic Director of Granite Motion Gallery. What fascinates me about her work and …this happened, her new, contemporary piece at Compagnie + Citadel…

Kylie Thompson: When Collaboration Brings Opportunity

Lori Wolf-Heffner | August 10, 2019
A good portion of my dance training involved dance exams. In the case of tap, I even had to memorize step definitions. “Tap: strike the floor with the ball of…

How to Understand Contemporary Dance Shows

Lori Wolf-Heffner | June 20, 2019
Last year, I watched Yvonne Ng once dance a duet with Robert Glumbek at The Registry Theatre in Kitchener, Ontario. It was called “Stone Velvet,” and is a well-known piece…

Svetlana Dvoretsky: The Woman Behind Theatre

Lori Wolf-Heffner | December 4, 2018
A Russian-Canadian Impresario Have you ever heard of the word “impresario”? That’s someone who organizes and maybe even finances performing arts events, including concerts, plays, ballets, operas, and more. It’s…

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