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Episode #34-Making Opportunity Knock with Barbara Turner

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Igniting Imagination

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This series of shows celebrate the launch of Nellie's newest book Making Opportunity Knock, the first volume of her Mining Your Resources series. 

In this episode of "Making Opportunity Knock with Barbara Turner-Vesselago", our guest discusses how she made opportunity knock for herself, how she makes it knock for others - and she shares ways you, too, can make it happen. Barbara is an author, former journalist, academic and editor, who for more than twenty years has taught FreefallWriting® Workshops privately and through universities in Canada, the US, Europe, and Australia.  Her novel No News But Kindness was a finalist for the Chapters/Robertson Davies manuscript prize.  She has published 2 books, Skelton at Sixty (The Porcupine’s Quill) and Freefall: Writing Without a Parachute (The Writing Space), and numerous feature articles in The Toronto Star, The Globe and Mail, Quill & Quire and other publications.  She has taught at the University of Cambridge, Toronto, Jos, Washington and Western Australia, and worked as freelance editor for Oxford University Press, University of Ottawa Press, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, and Holt Rinehart and Winston, and has a Ph.D. in modern literature from the University of Cambridge.  She is the 2010 winner of England’s Short Story Radio First Chapter Competitionz:

To be interviewed for this series, pitch why you would make an excellent guest. To submit/ find out what is required of guests, follow the contact link on Nellie's website homepage: