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Video: Missed It? Interview with Ken Murray and Eulogy

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The controlled and calm life of William Oaks is shattered when his parents die suddenly in a car accident. A reclusive paper conservator at a renowned Toronto museum, William must face the obsessions and denials that have formed him: delusional family history, religious fundamentalism, and get-rich-quick schemes. Memory and facts collide, threatening to derail his life and career as William feverishly prepares for an important exhibition on the Egyptian Book of the Dead. Meet the Author KEN MURRAY lives in Prince Edward County, Ontario. He teaches creative writing at Haliburton School of the Arts and at the School of Continuing Studies at the University of Toronto. He is a volunteer broadcaster in community radio and dabbles in several sports. Eulogy is…

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Life is Funny: 5 Tips on How to Write Humor in Your Work

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People like to give advice on how to try to be funny when they write. Here’s the short version of my advice: Don’t. Humor happens, so let it, don’t force it. Turn on a TV, or a video streaming site, even if only for an experiment and drink in how we can, in an instant, flip our viewing screens from the horrors of war, to a speech by some dude extolling the virtues of war, to a drama in which tears are shed about someone renovating a home, to another in which tears are shed about baking a cake, to another in which tears are shed about getting fit, and back to the stone-faced guy talking about war—and shedding not…

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