By The Writers' Trust of Canada
For the prior twenty-five years, the Writers' belief of Canada's annual lecture sequence, the Margaret Laurence Memorial Lecture, has invited a few of Canada's such a lot fashionable authors to debate the topic of "A Writer's existence" in entrance in their friends. Hugh MacLennan, Mavis Gallant, Timothy Findley, W.O. Mitchell, Pierre Berton, P.K. web page, Dorothy Livesay, Alistair MacLeod, and Margaret Atwood, between others, have shared the private demanding situations they confronted in forging their
own paths as writers, at a time whilst one of these profession was once nonetheless strange during this state. Intimate, frank, and revealing in tone, their lectures -- gathered for the 1st time in occasion of the sequence' twenty-fifth anniversary -- supply a distinct account of a interval while a countrywide writing neighborhood used to be simply being shaped, and provides us unheard of entry to the heroes and heroines of Canadian literature as they percentage their insights into their paintings, the occupation of writing, the transforming into canon of our literature, and the cultural historical past of our country.
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