“I’m a writer.  A writer, not a professor, teacher, banker, doctor or some other professional who finances his or her writing with a secondary income stream.  For a quarter century I have committed myself solely to the art of the narrative.  Ironically, though my work is more widely available to the public through the internet, compensation for my labour continues to decline as copyright is eroded and pirating becomes commonplace.  At any university, high school or elementary school in this country, everyone from the custodian to the dean earns a livable salary except the very people who provide the teaching content upon which these institutions are based.  How fair is this model?”

Caroline Adderson, Author

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“We know too little about ourselves …. I say, only the stories we tell each other — about ourselves, about each other — can sustain us, because only the stories we tell each other create us as a society, as a nation, as a true Canadian people.”

Rudy Wiebe, author, two-time Governor General’s Award for Literature winner. Officer of the Order of Canada.

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