Posts By: Wanda Waterman

Wanda Waterman

Wanda Waterman is a poet, spoken word artist, blogger, cultural journalist, and digital nomad. She’s been writing regularly for The Voice Magazine since 2004, not long after she began studying psychology at Athabasca. Her poetry has been published in Descant, The Talking Leaves, Chizine, Our Times, The Best of Tigertail, and Pottersfield Portfolio and her articles in Design is Political, Rawckus Magazine, Coastal Life, The New Internationalist, This Magazine, and in her blog, The Mindful Bard. She grew up in Nova Scotia, but after having lived in New Hampshire and North Africa she’s now settled in Montreal.

Ten Bizarre Writing Prompts to Kickstart your Creativity

If you’re a creative writer you’re probably already familiar with “writing prompts,” those little tips designed to boost your literary engines.  Prompts often come in the form of a first line, which is helpful because that’s the hardest to write, but they’re often way too conventional to give your imagination the kind double-take needed to… Read more »

Resisting Fake News with “Intelligent Disobedience”

Did you hear about the 1966 rumours of Paul McCartney’s death?  The flesh-eating banana scare of 2000? That 9/11 was staged by the U.S.  government?  If you don’t remember, it’s just as well; such unfortunate events can do a number on your self-esteem. Why are we humans so trusting about the information we receive?  The… Read more »

Fighting Dunning-Kruger

A friend’s marketing career hit a bump when he hired a graphic artist to create a three-dimensional model for an important project.  She claimed she could do it, and he believed her. Time dwindled away and she wasn’t getting it done.  She continued to insist she could do it, that she could do it exceptionally… Read more »

In Conversation—with Mangeur de Rêves

Alex Cégé: voice, acoustic guitar Jici LG: electric guitar, voice, acoustic guitar JPhil Major: bass, voice, acoustic guitar Raphaël Liberge-Simard: percussion Florent Schmitt: electric piano Mangeur de Rêves (“Dream Eater”) is a Montreal-based folk-rock band that formed in 2016. The band has just released their debut album, Histoires a l’envers (backwards stories), a masterpiece of… Read more »