Writers from Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Minnesota and the Dakotas have come together to celebrate our identities and individuality in a collection of 100 short stories and poems.
Beyond Borders is the culmination of a series of ongoing meetings and exchanges between a group of Canadian and U.S. writers from the plains and prairies of mid-continent. While it is marked by a common ground of cooperation and mutual understanding, it is also representative - in poetry, fiction and non-fiction - of the range and diversity of these individual voices, and the belief that in writing all borders are meant to be crossed.
The collection includes the works of well-known literary names like Carol Shields, Di Brandt, David Arnason, and Robert Kroetsch.
Dave Williamson has written five previous novels, as well as a collection of short stories, a memoir, drama for television and stage, and over 1,000 book reviews. Founder of the Creative Communications program at Red River College, he was Dean of Business and Applied Arts for over 20 years, retiring in 2006. He lives in Winnipeg.