The spark for the idea of Watershed Writers was ignited with Tanis MacDonald’s invitation to present a talk about making art in communities outside of Canada’s larger cities at Inter Arts Matrix’s X-Camera presentation at Commons Studio in January 2019. A spirited conversation ensued between Martin de Groot, Frances Roberts Reilly, and Tanis. In time, we decided to produce a radio series featuring on local writers – both well-known writers and up-and-coming writers.
With Martin and Tanis as co-hosts and Frances as the show’s Producer, we received validation for the Watershed Writers radio series when the Region of Waterloo Arts Fund green-lighted our series.
Watershed Writers features interviews within an exciting mix of local fiction writers, novelists, poets, authors, playwrights and essayists, and offers from a wide range of genres, serving as an outreach opportunity and a lively showcase of a community of well-known writers as well as up-and-coming writers. Watershed Writers is interested in , writers who are often largely ignored by left out of mainstream media.