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.

Happy reading!

The Nutcracker Ballet in a Sweet Romance Book 

Savina Rueffer | December 6, 2022
[Contains spoilers for Tea Shop for Two, a sweet romance for adults]  What is the first performance that comes to mind when someone mentions ballet? For many, it would be…

Disability in Fiction: Austin, a Character with Epilepsy

Lori Wolf-Heffner | November 18, 2022
Austin Tschirhart, age 16 in 2017, is one of my favourite characters to write. I can kind of live vicariously through him and raise awareness at the same time. In…

Dance as a Form for Storytelling

Phoebe Wolfe | November 7, 2022
One of the most important components to any story is the medium through which it’s told. Throughout human history, a common form of storytelling has been dance, which gives us the…

The Creative Process for the Artist in You: A Discussion with a Tap Dancer and a Writer

Lori Wolf-Heffner | October 6, 2022
“There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time,…

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…

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