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Watershed Writers – Janice Jo Lee

February 16, 2021 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

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Watershed Writers features interviews with an exciting mix of local fiction writers, poets, playwrights and essayists, and offers an outreach opportunity and a lively showcase of a community of well-known writers as well as up-and-coming writers in conversation with Martin de Groot and Tanis MacDonald. Watershed Writers is interested in writers who are often ignored by mainstream media.


In today’s episode, we’ll talk with the multi-talented Janice Jo Lee about what it takes to write and star in a one-person musical, her tips for writing poetry as song, and her advocacy work with young writers.   


To enjoy this program, simply tune into CKWR 98.5 FM community radio at the program time or listen online. There is no need to register. If you missed the program or can’t make it, you can hear podcasts of our shows and learn more about our guest authors on our website:

Idea Exchange is pleased partner with Watershed Writers, the Commons Studio, the Promenade Community Radio Magazine Project and CKWR FM 98.5 community radio on this program.

Watershed Writers gratefully acknowledges the support of the Waterloo Region Arts Fund for this project.


More about our Co-Hosts Martin de Groot and Tanis MacDonald:

Tanis MacDonald is the author of six books, including her memoir, Out of Line: Daring to Be an Artist Outside the Big City. Her writing appears in publications in Canada, the United States, and Ireland. Originally from the prairies, she’s lived since 2006 in Waterloo, where she is a Professor at Wilfrid Laurier University.

Martin de Groot is the program editor for the Promenade community radio magazine, a project of the Commons Studio at The Working Centre and CKWR FM 98.5, Canada’s first community radio station. Martin wrote the Saturday arts and culture column for the Waterloo Region Record from 1997-2019, and served as Executive Director of the Waterloo Regional Arts Council from 2001 - 2011. His contributions were honoured by his peers in the arts community with the Arts Award Waterloo Region for Lifetime Achievement in 2019.


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