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Writing Home

McMaster University/Hamilton Public Library Writer in Residence

Home. It’s a word that’s never carried more meaning. In this time of global pandemic, physical distancing has shifted the patterns of our everyday lives, changing both our relationship to home and how we perceive the world beyond our front doors.Janet Rogers, the McMaster University/Hamilton Public Library Mabel Pugh Taylor Writer in Residence, recently invited the Hamilton community to share their stories about what home means to them...and community writers responded enthusiastically, submitting their reflections on home and the varied ways in which they’re experiencing life in the time of COVID–19.These stories are now part of a special podcast project produced and hosted by Rogers, featuring the voices of community writers, as well as the voice talents of Hamilton-based Métis writer Jesse Thistle, the best-selling author of From the Ashes and a CBC Canada Reads 2020 nominee.The podcast project is made up of two episodes – one on the theme of home, the other on the theme of COVID –19 – and includes more than 50 poems, essays and other forms of storytelling.

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