September 06 , 2007

A Writer's Life

The Margaret Laurence Lectures


For anyone who loves great literature – or aspires to write it – this is an essential collection, full of insight, wisdom, humour, and candour from Canada's most important and beloved literary figures.
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For the past twenty-five years, the Writers' Trust of Canada's annual lecture series, the Margaret Laurence Memorial Lecture, has invited some of Canada's most prominent authors to discuss the theme of "A Writer's Life" in front of their peers. Hugh MacLennan, Mavis Gallant, Timothy Findley, W.O. Mitchell, Pierre Berton, P.K. Page, Dorothy Livesay, Alistair MacLeod, and Margaret Atwood, among others, have shared the personal challenges they faced in forging their
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