We spoke with the author and illustrator behind Est-ce qu’un artiste peut être heureux?, a project she began by interviewing her mother, Heather O’Neill.
“With this current provincial government, it feels like if you don’t check enough boxes — if you’re not this, if you’re not that, if you don’t support Bill 21, if you’re not francophone, if you don’t speak French at home — then you’re not the ‘right’ type of Quebecer.”
We spoke with Michael Barclay, the author of Hearts on Fire: Six Years that Changed Canadian Music, ahead of the book’s Montreal launch.
“The concept is a bookshop and boutique, where we can be surrounded by the work of people who inspire us, and therefore offer that inspiration back to the city.”
We spoke to the singer-songwriter about her memoir Stories I Might Regret Telling You, and having charted her own course in life, independent from the successes of her musical family.