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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: Arts

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…

What Do You Call Books Free from Explicit Content?

Lori Wolf-Heffner | August 11, 2020
I set out to write books free from explicit content, but I didn’t know there was an actual term for that. The term is “clean books,” which isn’t what it…

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…

What Is Flamenco Dance? Myriam Allard Answers

Lori Wolf-Heffner | September 22, 2018
Continuing With Flamenco Last month, I wrote about Bonnie Masina, a woman who took up flamenco dance at age 50. This month, I ask the question: What is flamenco? And…

Exploring Creativity by Exposing Yourself More

Lori Wolf-Heffner | September 11, 2018
Engage With Your Art Form Theatre guru Trevor Copp has a bowl of theatre tickets, roughly 1,200 of them. The bowl makes its stage appearance when Copp judges the Ontario…

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