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Laurie Block

An award winning author and storyteller from Brandon, Manitoba, whose work has appeared in anthologies and magazines across Canada, Laurie Block has performed in schools throughout Manitoba and South Dakota since 1987. He has appeared at the Sundog Storytelling Festival, the Yukon International Storytelling Festival and the Annual Conference of the Storytellers of Canada. A former Early Years educator, he teaches and facilitates workshops in storytelling and creative writing for all ages. A chapbook of poetry, Governing Bodies was published by Turnstone Press in 1988. The bilingual collection, Foreign Graces/Bendiciones Ajenas, (1999) features poetry based on his experiences in South America. A full-length play, The Tomato King was produced by Theatre Projects of Manitoba in 1997 and a short piece Pop! was presented in 1998 as part of the Short Shots Festival produced by Theatre Projects and The Manitoba Association of Playwrights. His short story, While the Librarian Sleeps won the 2003 Prairie fire fiction contest and, most recently, The 2004 National Magazine Award Gold Medal for fiction. His latest book, Time Out of Mind, a collection of poetry exploring memory and identity, was released by Oolichan Books in Spring 2006.

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