|Richard & Keavy at TIFF 2012, premiere of "The Lesser Blessed"|
the four questions:
what am i working on?
1) I'm currently working on a new graphic novel series, "Wheetago War", and I'm so excited about the Theytus Books' sci fi and spec fiction anthology coming out with Neal McLeod as the editor. I have a story in there called "Skull.Full.Of.Rust" and Neal just sent me great edit notes so I'm hoping it's ready to go. I have three new books coming out: "Three Feathers" (Portage and Main), a g. novel on restorative justice; "Whistle" a novel with Pearson Canada and a new short story collection, "Night Moves" with Enfield & Wizenty so I'm gearing up for all of these beauties--and preparing for rewrite notes any day on all of them.
|Edzazii, two days old|
As well, I'm the Executive Producer for Monkey Beach, the cinematic feature adaptation of Eden Robinson's gorgeous novel, so we are fundraising and getting things ready for our shoot.
All is great!
|LITTLE YOU, written by Richard Van Camp, illustrated by Julie Flett|
how does my work differ from others of it's genre?
2) I always try and put one teaching I've been given that I worry the world is forgetting in all of my works. I was so lucky to grow up in Fort Smith, NWT where storytelling is greatly respected, and I love stories so much, so if I can put something in a story that was passed on to me by my family or the elders I adore, I am happy.
|Richard Van Camp’s story “The Magic of Wolverines,”|
illustrated by Scott B. Henderson, is included in the One Tribe anthology
why do i write what i do?
3) I write to make sense of the world around me: the good, the horrific, the heartbreaking, the gorgeous. I write to make peace.
|Pat Kane Photoblog TundraStruck!|
how does my writing process work?
4) My process is simple: get up early with the birds, put the coffee on, write for as long as I can and spend the rest of the day listening and doing my best.
|getting up with the birds in Fort Smith NWT|
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