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Memorable Manitobans: Laurie Block (1949-2018)

Poet, educator.

Born at Winnipeg in 1949, he studied at the University of Winnipeg and University of Manitoba and worked in childcare at Dauphin. He later lived at Brandon. An award-winning writer, playwright, and storyteller, his work of poetry Time Out of Mind (2006) received the inaugural Lansdowne Prize for Poetry. He died at Winnipeg on 29 August 2018.

Sources:

“Writer block,” Brandon Sun, 7 October 2006, page 31.

Resume, LaurieBlock.ca.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 1 September 2018.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 1 September 2018

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