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This is a gallery of work specially created for #ThinAir2022. Spend time with writers you love, and discover some new favourites! Ceci est une galerie de travaux spécialement créée pour #ThinAir2022. Passez du temps avec des écrivains que vous aimez et découvrez de nouveaux favoris!
Allana Stuart is a writer of poetry and fiction and a former CBC Radio journalist. Her poem “The End of the Line” won Prairie Fire's 2021 Banff Centre Bliss Carman Poetry Award Contest and was long-listed for the 2021 CBC Poetry Prize. In her previous career as a journalist, she won a Jack Webster award for feature reporting and had her documentary work showcased on national programs. A child of the boreal forest, Allana grew up in Thunder Bay (the traditional territory of the Anishinabek people and the Fort William First Nation, signatory to the Robinson-Superior Treaty) and at her family’s cabin in the Northwestern Ontario wilderness (Treaty 3 territory). She now lives in Ottawa (on the traditional, unceded lands of the Algonquin Anishinaabe people) with her husband and two children. When she’s not writing and reading, she’s often roller-skating in her basement.
Interview / Entrevue
I have always been a voracious reader and my parents were pretty open to letting me read anything I thought I could handle, but I was probably a bit more secretive with the romance novels I devoured as a teenager.
This is such a difficult question, because I am constantly jotting down lines that I love or that resonate deeply with me! But the first one that comes to mind is this quote from “The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue” by V.E. Schwab:
“Stories are a way to preserve one’s self. To be remembered, and to forget. Stories come in so many forms: in charcoal, and in song, in paintings, poems, films. And books. Books, she has found, are a way to live a thousand lives -- or to find strength in a very long one.”
Clean! My mind is cluttered enough, I find I function better with a tidy workspace.
Oh, so many things. They’re mostly worries about something bad happening to one of my loved ones, but also general concerns about the sad state of the world.
I don’t know that it’s a secret, per se, but I’ve always wanted to be a mermaid…
Winnipeg is located in Treaty One territory, the traditional lands of the Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene Peoples, and the homeland of the Métis Nation. THIN AIR, the annual celebration produced by the Winnipeg International Writers Festival, strives to honour the First People’s rich tradition of sharing stories as the ground for building genuine community and restoring right relations.
Winnipeg est située sur le territoire du Traité n ° 1, sur les terres traditionnelles des peuples Anishinaabeg, Cris, Oji-Cri, Dakota et Dene, ainsi que sur la patrie de la Nation métisse. THIN AIR, la célébration annuelle produite par le Winnipeg International Writers Festival, s’efforce d’honorer la riche tradition de partage d’histoires des Premiers Peuples comme base pour bâtir une communauté authentique et rétablir de bonnes relations.