Joseph Boyden’s “Wenjack”

You might think "Wenjack" is the name of a bird, or some other animal, like I did. It's not, it's a surname. Chanie Wenjack, one of many First Nations children¬†who were forcibly enrolled at residential schools, was the first to draw national attention to those schools' practices back in 1966. Joseph Boyden, one of Canada's … Continue reading Joseph Boyden’s “Wenjack”

Long Day’s Journey Into Night, and What We Miss Years After

A few weeks ago, we had the option -- at Vancouver Film School -- to attend its¬†playwrighting class. I think general electives are helpful for even those who don't want to specialize in what they offer because having a general base is invaluable... So I thought I should brush up on some of the classic … Continue reading Long Day’s Journey Into Night, and What We Miss Years After