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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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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…

Flamenco at 50: “It’s too easy when we age to give up. I don’t agree with that.”

Lori Wolf-Heffner | July 25, 2018
Starting Dance Past 50 When I turned 40, I suddenly cared about aging. Always active in my younger years through dance, and proudly displaying a photo of me doing the…

Alejandro Álvarez Cadilla: How a Dancer Becomes a Producer

Lori Wolf-Heffner | June 29, 2018
With Change on the Horizon, Cadilla Moved Towards It Life is full of transitions, and I won’t bore you with a list of all the usual ones. But as you…

Watching Artists Grow Up

Lori Wolf-Heffner | June 20, 2018
Getting hooked on to a group part way through their career is liking getting sucked into a syndicated novel series like Nancy Drew. You get to discover what came before while…

Mitchell Cushman is on a Curious Voyage

Lori Wolf-Heffner | June 1, 2018
It’s another Hollywood cliché (I seem to be taking a lot of digs at Hollywood lately): the loner who wants to risk it all for his (sometimes her) goal, and…

Art is Exploration: Sasha Ivanochko’s Double Bill at The Citadel

Lori Wolf-Heffner | May 28, 2018
Last time, I talked about how art isn’t only about those Hollywood-movie moments of inspiration, that ideas can take time to develop. But why? What makes it so difficult to…

Inspiration Isn’t a Eureka Moment: Laurence Lemieux’s “Looking for Elvis”

Lori Wolf-Heffner | April 27, 2018
One myth I want to take down with this interview is the romanticized image of inspiration. Yes, we all get eureka moments: I have plenty of them. However, in my…

The Freelancing Fallacy: You Believe a Freelancing Career Means You’re Your Own Boss

Lori Wolf-Heffner | March 28, 2018
Enraptured by the idea of running your own business so you’re your own boss? Sick and tired of answering to a tyrannical boss at work? Love the idea of getting…
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