"Softcover" logo illustration by Victoria Louise Egan
Hello, all. I know it has been a while since I last posted here - I have been fairly busy tackling a number of commitments in writing, job hunting, and matters regarding family and friends. In this post, I'd like to highlight another tremendously talented friend of mine who has been producing some fascinating work. Duncan Field and I used to work together at Chapters Oakville, and since then have kept in touch as friends and fellow writers. He runs his own blog, Softcover, which showcases his thought-provoking opinion pieces and stunning photography as well as pieces from guest contributors. I am proud to have been one of those guest contributors, having submitted to the site a little piece that describes my personal motivations as a writer (illustrated, of course, by examples plucked from cinema). More recently, Duncan has posted the first part of a free-spirited exploration of the internet that touches upon a troubling (and down-right imbecilic) sub-culture of sexual typecasting and a marvellous short story of his, "Dog Days in the Kibble Krisis," that was distinguished with an Award of Excellence for the Stephen Leacock Association's student competition for humour writing in 2011.
Marc Saint-Cyr studied cinema and history at the University of Toronto. His writing has appeared in publications as varied as the Directory of World Cinema: France, volumes 1-3 of the Directory of World Cinema: Japan, CineAction, Midnight Eye, Row Three, Senses of Cinema, Toronto Film Scene, the Toronto J-Film Pow-Wow, and the VCinema Podcast and Blog. He lives in Toronto with his girlfriend Adrie Marie and their cat Poobaby.