Three cool ways to check out Canadian culture

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

One of Access Copyright’s principles is that “Canadian Culture Should Continue to Connect Us.” Here are three cool finds online to help you do just that.

Find a Poet Laureate Near You: The League of Canadian Poets has an interactive map on their website of poet laureates scattered throughout Canada. Choose a province, select a poet and meet a poet laureate. Check out the map here.  

Follow the Playwright: The Playwrights Guild of Canada has launched a new campaign that gives you the chance to follow the playwright. This new initiative promises behind-the-scene glimpses of the creative work playwrights undertake to bring their visions to the stage as well as the chance for them to share parts of their work with you. The first playwright featured is one of our affiliates: Scott White. Learn more about Scott’s work and listen to one of the songs he wrote for his musical,The Giants Garden. Check it all out here.

Spend Some Time With Some CanLit Legends: Part of the CBC's YouTube channel is dedicated to sharing some of the wonderful clips in the broadcaster's vast vault of archive material.

Quite a few of these clips feature fascinating glimpses of several of CanLit's most formidable legends.

Here are a few worth checking out.

Mordecai Richler from 1971 on the daily writing grind

An excerpt from a 1966 documentary on Jack McClelland in vintage black-and-white 

Alice Munro from 1979 on censorship 

Pierre Berton from 1978 having fun (and a small accident) with a food processor 

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