The submissions are beginning to roll in! It is thrilling to see the work that people are doing in response to the intense emotional roller-coaster ride of having cancer or of being connected to someone with cancer. Using our creativity is a way to engage in and process our experience with new eyes. Our hope is that the act of creating will prove to be, in and of itself, of therapeutic benefit, regardless of the finished product.
If you are new to the blog and are considering what you might create for your submissions, take the time to troll through earlier blog entries and some of the links along the side for inspiration.
On another note, our team has grown! I would like to introduce Daniel Hershfield who brings the wonderful combination of comic genius and strong writing skills to this project and is an overall very nice guy. Here is his introduction:
Dan Hershfield has a Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing and
Theatre from UBC, where he was also the recipient of the CBC Jim Burt Prize for Film. He is the author of several plays, including Courting, which was published by Anvil Press and has been produced across Canada and studied at several colleges. He has also written for CBC Radio’s Definitely Not the Opera and Content Factory, as well as for the Gemini-nominated Road Hockey Rumble and The Second City Network.
Welcome to the team Daniel!