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Interview: Writer Paul David Power
10 Quick Questions
Hi! My name is crystal fletcher and welcome to all about canadian books!
Let’s get to know writer Paul David Power. Watch Paul answer 10 quick questions. We cover stage fright, opening night rituals, living in St. John’s and more.
Paul David Power has spent the past 25 years working as a writer, award-winning playwright, actor and director. His published play Crippled was shortlisted for the 2021 Governor General’s Literary award, in the Drama category.
Crippled is an autobiographical play based on Paul's experiences living with a disability and the sudden loss of his beloved partner Jonathan. It's story about love, death, life, and redemption.
Paul currently heads his own NL based company - Power Productions – a professional theatre company dedicated to the development of works and artists with a focus on the disabled Deaf and MAD Arts domain.
Are you ready? Let's get to know Paul...
The Story Behind Crippled
You will laugh, you will cry, and you will walk away with a new perspective about life and what matters. (I cried). Watch Paul discuss his powerful play Crippled and his advocacy work to dispel the myths about disability.
If you'd like to see Paul's play Crippled
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10 Quick Questions
Hi! My name is crystal fletcher & welcome to all about canadian books! Let’s get to know author John Payton Foden. Today’s interview will be a series of quick 10 questions. This will be followed up on Thursday, March 10 with the story behind his book Magenta.
John Payton Foden is a Toronto-based writer. For the past 30-years he’s been paying the bills and keeping the lights on by wearing a suit and tie as a consultant lobbyist.
His work with municipal government officials from around the world has inspired a fascination with the nature of our communities, the fragility of relationship that sustain them & our collective vulnerability in the in the face of powerful natural and man-made forces, including war and climate change. Magenta is his first novel. It was published by Crowsnest Books.
OK...let's get to know John a little better, watch him answer 10 quick questions.
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Why did author John Foden chose to set his novel in Sarajevo? Let's find out...
Magenta is a harrowing journey into war-torn Sarajevo, and into the blackest reaches of the human condition. The novel follows a journalist, Silva, as she and her team make their way deep into a city under siege, to recover the body of Thierry, an award-winning filmmaker.
To find out if Silva herself survives the city, you have to read the book! Magenta was published by Crowsnest Books.
As I watch all the news coverage from the Ukraine, I often think of this book and all the brave war correspondents with boots on the ground.
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