Theme: Q & A

Q&A with James E Candow

BY NQ

Can you tell us a little about yourself? I go by James E Candow for official purposes, including publications. Otherwise, I go by Jim, although among family and friends I…

Q&A with Michelle Porter

BY NQ

You write both poetry and creative non-fiction. What are the challenges and rewards of each genre? I always tell people that poetry and non-fiction have the same root. For most…

Q&A with Jordan Patterson

BY NQ

In tandem with NQ’s Wiki-edit-a-thon, Jordan Patterson guides us on a brief tour of the wonderful world of Wikidata. Can you tell us a little about yourself? I’m a cataloguing…

Q&A with Leslie Vyrenhoek

BY NQ

What was the inspiration for We Will All Be Received? It came out of a whole collision of ideas, as they always do. One was from several years ago, being…

Q&A with Greg Bennet

BY NQ

What was the inspiration behind this body of work? The idea comes from a few different places. I’ve always been a fan of night; ever since I was a little child,…

Q&A with Rhonda Pelley

BY NQ

Could you tell us a little bit about yourself? I’m a second-generation visual artist living in St John’s with my partner, theatre artist Frank Barry, and our two cats, Piper…

Q&A with Prajwala Dixit

BY NQ

Q&A with Prajwala Dixit Can you tell us a little about yourself? (This is the hardest to answer.) I am an Indian-Canadian engineer by education; journalist/columnist by vocation; writer, playwright, and…

Q&A with Silver Wolf Band

BY NQ

Where does the band name come from? How about your latest album title, Pockets Filled With Rocks?   I wish I had a better story for the name, but honestly…

Ginok Song: Fragments

BY NQ

Fragments, Ginok Song’s inaugural solo exhibition at the Christina Parker Gallery, is a new series of oil and canvas paintings. NQ joined the artist to discuss her latest body of…

Q&A with Tracey Waddleton

BY NQ

Could you tell us a little about yourself? Well, I was raised in Trepassey. Beautiful fog-soaked spot on the southern tip of the Avalon, with ocean so treacherous they once…

Q & A with Poet Lindsay Bird

BY NQ

What inspires your poetry? Maybe it’s a bit of a boring answer, but I definitely draw from the everyday when I write. Poetry, for me, is often a way to…

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.”