Storytelling Filter
  1. I have to assign meaning to the problem, and understand its implications before I can begin to imagine a solution. Design is a language that is greater than the sum of its visual parts. Design begins with words.

    Design
  2. creartfuldodger

    Canadian artist Wilma Millette tells stories through collage and mixed media art, using found objects, old ephemera, photos, and other treasures from her “junk collection.”

    Art
  3. TMI Project

    TMI Project is a nonprofit offering memoir workshops and storytelling performances that breed compassion and dismantle barriers to human connection.

    Memoir
  4. Le Mobile Feast

    “Moments of epiphany, about oneself and others, can come among a group of new friends as well as between people who’ve known each other for decades.” Writer and cook Steve at Le Mobile Feast travels across the country with the goal of cooking a dinner party in every state.

    Cooking
  5. Nostalgic Times

    There’s a touch of innocence, violence, mystery, and magic in Laura Silvestre Bataller’s ethereal photo essay at Creative Thresholds.

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    Image by Laura Silvestre Bataller
  6. Writing SFF in the Resistance

    “So what part will writers and illustrators and comic book writers and creators of SFF play in this coming struggle? . . . That’s up to us. To decide to see this story through. To write and dream of that better ending.” Phenderson Djèlí Clark on writing in the midst of dark, trying times.

    Fiction
  7. The Geography of Connection

    “There’s a lot happening in the world right now that would lead us to believe how disconnected we are from each other — but if this map says anything, I believe it’s that connection is real, alive, and important to us all.” Candace Rose Rardon illustrates a map of her readers’ travel stories.

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    Map by Candace Rose Rardon
  8. NonBinary Review

    NonBinary Review authors reinvent classic texts, from Grimm’s fairy tales to Sun Tzu’s The Art of War. Their short stories, creative nonfiction, poetry, and visual art interacts with the original work to fill in blanks, extend the story, and offer a fresh perspective.

    Fiction
  9. Why NaNoWriMo is Noble Nuttiness (and Eight Steps to Make It Easier)

    Writer Guy Bergstrom explains why NaNoWriMo sets up aspiring novelists for failure — and how a different approach, focusing on narrative and structure over output, might be the way to go.

    Authors
    Image by Cheri Lucas Rowlands
  10. Canadian Cinephile

    Film lover Jordan Richardson is a voracious consumer of all cinematic genres, from horror to documentaries. He’s been sharing reviews and other movie-related writing on his blog since 2009.

    Art
  11. Ivan Coyote

    Check out the site of Ivan Coyote — award-winning Canadian storyteller and author of 11 books, including the recently released Tomboy Survival Guide.

    Authors
  12. The Settlement

    On her site, novelist Katharine Tree takes readers behind the scenes of her writing and editing process, and shares posts about other passions like knitting and gardening.

    Books
  13. “Not all of what I write makes sense to me. It never will. And that’s fine. In fact, that’s kind of the point. If I could explain it readily in a Power Point, there’d be no reason to write a story. It’s hard work, these acts of creation, of willing nothing into being.”

    Storytelling
  14. Mansfield and Me: Sarah Laing on Comics, Her Graphic Memoir, and New Zealand

    Acclaimed New Zealand fiction writer and comic artist Sarah Laing chats about her graphic memoir, Mansfield and Me.

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    Photos and artwork in this post are courtesy of Sarah Laing, Let Me Be Frank.
  15. Compass Cultura

    Compass Cultura is a monthly publication that celebrates creative, thought-provoking journalism about interesting people and places.

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    La Pintada Shop / Compass Cultura