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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series, and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. Pre-order the official script book today. Kindle | Hardcover
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More About the Author
Teaching has been a big part of my writing life. For more than a decade, I led the Toronto Board of Education Continuing Education Department adult Poets' Workshop, as well a giving workshops for the Ryerson University Literary Society and University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies and serving as a poetry instructor in the latter's Creating Professionals residential summer course. I've even given seminars on editing poetry for the Editors' Association of Canada. What I learned through my own reading, writing, and teaching came together as the nonfiction book A Magical Clockwork: The Art of Writing the Poem, and has since been extended into my online poetry writing course Lessons in Writing the Poem.
So, I've done a lot of writing around writing, about what it involves and ways to approach it--particularly writing poetry. Often, people have the impression that you sit down, you're inspired, and you dash off a story or article, but I find writing even a short poem a very slow and painstaking process.
Besides publication, my efforts have received some recognition in the form of awards. Finalist in the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, the League of Canadian Poets, and the Toronto Star writing competitions, I have also won a Norma Epstein Foundation poetry award, Media Club of Canada nonfiction Memorial Award, and the Okanagan Short Fiction Award. As a Canada Council reader, I have had the pleasure of performing my work around Toronto, as well as at its internationally recognized reading venue Harbourfront.
There is much information about me on the Web. A good starting point is the University of Toronto Library Canadian Poets site, where my page is located at
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