The Right To Be Cold

When I was on student placement at EarthLore Communications from the Professional Writing Program at Algonquin College, The Ottawa International Writer’s Festival hosted an evening with Siila Watt-Clouthier, author of the then-newly published book, The Right To Be Cold: One Woman’s Story of Protecting Her Culture, The Arctic, and the Whole Planet.

I attended the evening, took notes and pictures, and on the following day wrote a post for the EarthLore Communications Facebook page. The post received a lot of attention, being shared by the author herself, and by Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami. By the end of my student placement the statistics showed that the post had more than 825 viewings.

You can view the post on the EarthLore Communications Facebook page at:

Incidentally, the portrait photo that appears on the cover of Siila’s book, and the promotional materials, was taken by me while I still lived in Iqaluit and was running Stephen Lowe Photography.


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