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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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Between Worlds: A Series of Dance Novels

Lori Wolf-Heffner | July 28, 2022
Between Worlds is a series of dance novels or anyone who loves dance and the arts. It’s the story of a 14-year-old girl who uses dance to cope with upheaval…

YA Books That Take Place in Waterloo Region: Between Worlds by Lori Wolf-Heffner

Lori Wolf-Heffner | July 23, 2022
Waterloo Region is my home–I was born here, grew up here, and aside from a few years in Germany and eight months in Edmonton–have lived here all my life. When…

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,…

Returning to Dance Post-Pandemic

Savina Rueffer | March 2, 2022
“It’s a human need to watch something in a dark space together,” said Nathalie Bonjour, performing arts director at Toronto Harbourfront Centre, “because it really is about our shared human experience.…

What It Meant to Work in a Waterloo Region Rubber Factory

Lori Wolf-Heffner | July 31, 2021
This article is part of the series The Trials and Jubilations of Working in the Rubber Industry: Rubber Worker Storiesand is supported by the Region of Waterloo Arts Fund. Do you…

Mixing Rubber in Waterloo Region’s Rubber Factories in the 19th and 20th Centuries

Lori Wolf-Heffner | July 30, 2021
This article is part of the series The Trials and Jubilations of Working in the Rubber Industry: Rubber Worker Storiesand is supported by the Region of Waterloo Arts Fund. In Between Worlds,…

Building Tires in Waterloo Region

Lori Wolf-Heffner | July 29, 2021
This article is part of the series The Trials and Jubilations of Working in the Rubber Industry: Rubber Worker Storiesand is supported by the Region of Waterloo Arts Fund. In Between Worlds,…

Absence Seizures in Children: What’s It Like?

Lori Wolf-Heffner | March 25, 2021
I was diagnosed with absence seizures when I was 11. I’m now in my 40s, and although I’ve never actually asked my parents what they thought when they heard the…

“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…
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