Writers and Ideas

exploring for creative connections

These are perilous times and they demand that we challenge ourselves to look for better ways to build community and to live, work, and thrive together. Every writer who begins a book launches into terra incognita, embarking on a voyage of discovery that will bring to the reader reports from new worlds and maps on how to navigate safe passage.
Hal Wake, Artistic Director
2016 Vancouver Writers Fest

Creative connections contribute to changing how we see, feel, and think about our experience of life.

Creative connections excite new insights, new ideas, new imagination, new inspiration, new interests, new initiatives, and new investment.

Creative connections contribute to our creative interests, to our creative enterprise, to our creative experience, and to our ability to create possibilities for ourselves.

Creative connections excite creative enterprise, creative leadership, creative entrepreneurship, and creative contribution to creating our stories, our lives, and our experience of life.

Creative connections contribute to accelerating our creative and cultural evolution as individuals, as communities, and as a community.

Creating connections for our writers, creating connections with the ideas of writers, and exciting interest in exploring the stories, observations, and ideas contributed by our writers for creative connections increases the contribution of our writers to our creative community interests.

“The instruction we find in books is like fire. We fetch it from our neighbours, kindle it at home, communicate it to others, and it becomes the property of all.”

Contributions to my point of view

Ideas are the Vocabulary of Thought – Mortimer Adler
Evolution of a Superspecies –  David Suzuki
Reimagining Us and Them – J. Edward Chamberlin
The Culturally Modified Brain – Norman Doidge
Framing our Choices – Jonah Lehrer
Changing Minds – Kevin Dutton
The News and Democratic Politics – Alain de Botton
We Believe What We Want to Believe – Seth Godin
The Complexity of Language – David Crystal
Writing with Intent – Margaret Atwood
Discovering the New World – Jack Weatherford
How Advertising Ate Our Culture – Terry O’Reilly and Mike Tennant
There was Always a Story – Martin Goldfarb and Howard Astor
Why Addiction is Increasing – Bruce Alexander
Telling Truths about Canada – John Ralston Saul
Canada as a Global Leader – the Aga Khan
Ideas are an Inexhaustible Resource – Jonah Lehrer
Now We Can Do Anything, What Will We Do? – Bruce Mah
We Are All Co-Creators – Vaclav Havel
Politically Correct – David Mamet
Truth is a Model – Neil Gershenfeld
Achieving Your True Potential as an Actor – Larry Moss
The Magic of Writing – Christopher Vogler
Bringing a world of information into one place – Tom Chatfield
Grassroots journalism – Dan Gillmor
What Canadians Think – Darrell Bricker and John Wright
How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference – Malcolm Gladwell
Making Room for Culture – Max Wyman
New Energy for a New World – Barry Lord
The Global Awakening – Jack Weatherford
Thinking, Critically – Daniel J. Levitin
The Web Changes Everything – DonTapscott and Anthony D. Williams
The Power of Story – Ric Young


Creative connections

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