Theme: Q & A

Q and A with Writer and Artist Katie Vautour

BY NQ

Katie Vautour’s debut poetry collection, An Unorthodox Guide to Wildlife, has just been released by Breakwater Books. NQ caught up with the author (and director of Piper’s Frith Writing Retreat)…

Q & A with writer Terry Doyle

BY NQ

Could you tell us a little about yourself? Oh dear. I am from the Goulds (Goulds Rules) and I was born in 1982, I’m told that means I’m neither GenX…

Q and A with Artist Emily Pittman

BY NQ

Emily Pittman is a visual artist and writer who was born in Clarenville and is now based in St John’s. She graduated from the University of Guelph in April of…

Q and A with Filmmaker Benjamin Noah

BY NQ

There is something gloriously epic about this island. It adds incredible production value if you are willing to spend long days out in the cold to get the shots right. Newfoundland is a broad canvas and I want to make ambitious brush strokes, so it’s a good fit. 

Q & A with Michelle Myrick-Olsen

BY Joan Sullivan

Michelle Myrick-Olsen was born and raised at Cape Pine Lighthouse in St Shott’s.  A self-taught musician and visual artist, Michelle has visited over 40 countries, living and working in Saudi…

Q and A with Robert Finley

BY Rebecca Cohoe

Tell me about the upcoming publication. Aptly titled, Best Kind collects twelve pieces out of the creative non-fiction workshops we run in MUN’s creative writing programs. Some of the authors…

Home, Finally

BY NQ

“PHOTOGRAPHY lets me share my experience as a refugee in Canada, so people can see where I came from and how my life has changed.”

“Home is Where the Heart Feels”

BY NQ

“They’re all looking forward, making plans for their future. Some are in school, working, or both. Sometimes they’re the sole breadwinner in their family. They all have these underlying pressures that most of us have been sheltered from.”

New Life in Quidi Vidi Village

BY Ellen Curtis

WE ARE IN a really unique corner of the country. We don’t want to create a Disney-fied version of Newfoundland. It’s as simple as building a square wooden building to be true to our history.

Scavenged art

BY Ellen Curtis

WHEN PEOPLE COME to me after seeing my art, and I get to use found material, they might bring me broken things or stuff that’s been kicking around their house, and then I get to make something out of that.

How do you deconstruct a sneeze?

BY Ellen Curtis

“I’M TRYING TO STRETCH out a small moment, one that only takes a second, and examine that. I’m looking at subverting traditional representations of women. Basically, looking at the expected behavior and appearance, and unpacking that.”