Call for Writers and Friends

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Call for writers and friends

Dear people,

Living in Canada is like being a diffused chemical measured in parts per million. We aren’t concentrated like in the United States. There are only 32 million of us, which is about the same number of Americans without health insurance and apparently, the exact number of Americans with blogs.

The fact that there aren’t so many of us means that our numbers, when we divvy ourselves up into professions, are relatively small. At the same time, the net has come along which makes finding information and communicating with anyone on the planet easier than it has ever been. Canada is well known to be a regional country, and that’s great. But lately I’ve been wondering what the hell is going on in Saskatoon? Who are the artists there? What kind of work is popular? There are lots of reasons why I don’t know this, but seems to me it can’t be that hard to find out. I’ll just find someone in Saskatoon that can write me a letter. In turn, I’d like to share that letter with you.

I’d like to set up a ‘letters from’ section on Something like or, etc etc. I’d like to post there letters from cities across Canada, but whatever, if you’re reading this in Lynn Lake Manitoba, I’d love to hear from you too. I’d expect a letter a month, maybe two if you feel the need … but no blog like thing requiring an everyday commitment.

And why do I want to do this? Because for all their intentions, the magazines suck when they only come out every 4 months. We can’t have a dialog with a 4 month delay. There’s no good reason anymore why I – and in turn, anyone who checks out the website – should not know about your town’s art stars. I had to move to Toronto before I’d ever heard of Ian Carr Harris, and I only learned about Doris McCarthy a couple of weeks ago. It’s not so much that I’m retarded as it is that we aren’t communicating with one another. And because this is about sharing information, real communication, there’s no money involved, although I’d like think one day I’d be able to pay people.

So, if you’re interested, send me an email.

Yours truly,

Timothy Comeau

emailed by Timothy on Friday 18 March 2005 @ 3:51 PM

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