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Poetry with Doug’s Rules for Constructive Criticism

Disclaimer: I don’t remember the actual rules from my first official writing workshop. I do distinctly remember putting them all up on a sheet of paper the afternoon before meeting our poetry instructor, Doug, at the Young Writer’s Workshop. Almost … Continue reading

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One Year Out: Positive Post-Graduate Update

I’ve been looking forward to posting this for a few months. Why? Because considering last year by the numbers helped me see the positive, amazing work I did during my graduate program at York University. I know that most people … Continue reading

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What’s on the East End? MAGIC

I have always lived in Toronto’s East End. Three different addresses, all well east of Broadview station. I’ve heard that the West End is the place to be, the place voted hippest, trendiest, [insert another posh adjective here] neighborhood to … Continue reading

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Being There: How Showing Up Reveals the Most Splendid Surprises

Recently I’ve often found myself saying that it feels like Canada and Toronto (and my neighborhood even more particularly) have been sending me little signs to say, “You are in the right place. Stay here.” They are very specific and targeted to … Continue reading

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Still Making Theatre: June Week in Review

Sometimes it feels like I’m in Lala-land, just a blank page stuck in between two chapters of my life, wondering how the transition out of graduate school into “the real world” (finally? it feels like we young adults look at … Continue reading

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Beyond a Theatre Review: Taming of the Shrew by Canadian Stage/York, Shakespeare in High Park

Taming of the Shrew was the first Shakespeare play I ever read. In seventh grade, Mrs. Medlock decided it was high time that public schooling introduced us to The Bard. I had the “easy” edition which had the verse printed … Continue reading

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My Hidden Shadow, Anxiety at the Transition

Written August 31, 2013 I’m finally here in Toronto. Settling in is a process, but it’s moving along. I’ll be posting about all the exciting sights, explorations, and new friends soon. For now, I do want to dedicate one post … Continue reading

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What I’ve Learned This Summer

I may be in the in-between spot before graduate school and just after undergraduate, but that doesn’t mean I have to stop thinking academically. It must be in my blood. Walking is truly the best exercise, meditation, and form of … Continue reading

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Beyond a Library Review: How I Formed the Habit of Library-hopping

It’s a fact: I love libraries too much. I suppose it’s not the worst addictive habit to have. I just thought that I wouldn’t want to be in another relatively quiet room, surrounded by books and the laughter of small … Continue reading

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My Southern Roots: Another Thought on Childhood

I seem to keep running into this idea of childhood and my childhood this summer. This time it happened due to my summer vacation back to the state and city where I grew up and where my grandma still lives today: Nashville, … Continue reading

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