In Writing Life, fifty celebrated authors reveal surprising truths about what it means to be a writer, and about the sparks that can result when writing and life intersect — and sometimes collide. Provocative, candid, often very funny, personal, and passionately engaged, this inspired collection takes readers deep into the heart of the writing life. Proceeds from this volume goes to PEN Canada in support of its vital work on behalf of writers in prison around the world and in defence of freedom of expression both in Canada and abroad (from publisher's website).
Constance Rooke serves as Director of the MFA Program in Creative Writing at Guelph Humber and is also the President of PEN Canada and a Senior Fellow at Massey College. She was born in New York City and received her PhD in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she was Editor of The Carolina Quarterly.
While at the University of Guelph, she and her husband, writer Leon Rooke, established the Eden Mills Writers’ Festival. She has served on numerous juries and boards and as a literary commentator on CBC Radio.
Notes: Bio edited from http://arts.uoguelph.ca/creativewritingmfa/fromthedirector