Yvette Nolan is a playwright, dramaturge, and director. In 1996, she was the Aboriginal Writer-in-Residence at Brandon University, where she wrote the first draft of Annie Mae’s Movement. Her other plays include BLADE, Job’s Wife, Video, the libretto Hilda Blake, and the radio play Owen. She is also the editor of Beyond the Pale: Dramatic Writing from First Nations Writers and Writers of Colour and co-editor of Refractions: Solo and Refractions: Scenes. She was the president of Playwrights Union of Canada from 1998–2001, and of Playwrights Canada Press from 2003–2005. Born in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan to an Algonquin mother and an Irish immigrant father, raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, she lived in the Yukon and Nova Scotia before moving to Toronto.
It’s TIFF time, and, as always, we can’t help but check out the awesome slate of films destined to grace Toronto screens without being reminded of great books that have a similar tone or theme. We’ve put together four Canadian picks for you to check out, plus added some ... Read more
If you’re at all familiar with All Lit Up, you know that we tend toward the quirky, the new, the different. Our unique Inspire! preview gives you the lowdown of not-to-miss sessions with some of our fantastic authors and publishers for almost every kind of reader: nine things ... Read more
Sadly, The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood was the first book to be eliminated in this year's Canada Reads throwdown. If you loved the dystopian nature of The Year of the Flood but are interested in trying something a little different, The Unplugging, a play by Yvette ... Read more
As huge book lovers, the staff at the LPG is always excited to see what the theme is every year for the CBC's Canada Reads, who the celebrity defenders are, and ultimately, which books will be competing. We're using the five fantastic books chosen to compete in Canada Reads ... Read more
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