Stories to lead you home

In Uncategorizedby Lea

When I first met Connie Genilo in Calgary a few years ago, she was dreaming about putting her story into print. Well, she’s done it and has published her memoir. …

Mass appeal

In Uncategorizedby LeaLeave a Comment

When someone doesn’t like your memoir “What if someone doesn’t like what I wrote?” asked a participant in my memoir writing class last week. That’s just it – not everyone …

Writing is work

In Uncategorizedby LeaLeave a Comment

This morning, my spin instructor said December was for wrapping things up and January is for starting new things. Hmm. I’ve never thought about it that way before. I do …

Shared stories

In Uncategorizedby LeaLeave a Comment

Stories bind us. Words tie society together with strands of familiar narratives and shared experiences. Not all stories are happy ones but there’s value in listening to how people are …

Lost Andy

In Uncategorizedby LeaLeave a Comment

Andy talks and talks and talks. Talks and talks. Then talks some more. “At school we painted pictures,” he says. “I can make super-sonic laser beams come out of my …