Vancouver Courier on Rob on speechwriting

The Vancouver Courier has a big front-page article by Brandon Yip on speechwriting, interviewing folks like Tim Porteous (who wrote for Pierre Trudeau during those heady early years at the end of the 1960s), Libby Davies, Bill Vander Zalm, Hedy Fry, and recovering...

Livingstone on the terrorist attacks

I don’t often reproduce speeches in their entirety, but Ken Livingstone’s statement today is extraordinary, stirring and well worth reading. This was a cowardly attack, which has resulted in injury and loss of life. Our thoughts are with everyone who has...

Government speechwriting has its rewards

The thought of working for government fills some writers’ hearts with terror. “Work within a bureaucracy? Have my words and imagery dulled down and bowdlerized by the forces of unimaginative conformity? Never!” That’s the stereotype… but...