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Archives during: January 2019

Love Letter to Creative Kindreds #6 – Kim Drosdick McInnes

Dear Kim, As someone who works intimately with metals, I feel you’ll feel me on this: alchemy is real. Often, one must first literally melt down before one is able to be molded into something beautiful. This has been true in the history of running this retreat, just as it has been true in the history of running the internal […]

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Love Letters to Creative Kindreds #5 – Erin Klassen

Dear Erin, It is a truth universally acknowledged that I probably shouldn’t plagiarize opening lines from books I love but in this case I am borrowing: it is a truth universally acknowledged that a single person, in possession of an important story their heart needs to tell, must be in want of an Erin Klassen. I say ‘universally’ without exaggeration, […]

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Love Letter to Creative Kindreds #4 – Tory Woollcott

Dear Tory, In grade 10 English class we are assigned a group project, which includes the following: a) Pick a national issue and research it. b) Pick someone who can make a difference and write them a letter with the intention to get a response. c) As a group, make a 15 min interview-style documentary video where you present your […]

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Love Letters to Creative Kindreds #2 – Laura Fraser

Dear Laura, In order for you to fully grasp the meaningfulness of your Nurture Self Care Starter Kit contribution, we will need a time machine so I will type the following at 88 miles per hour and see if it works. INSERT: weird ‘nyeer-nyeer’ noises, an explosion, me putting Huey Lewis and the News’ “Power of Love” on YouTube. It […]

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