Graeme

Graeme Burk is a freelance writer, wit, bon vivant and man about town. He is the author of the ECW Press book, Who is the Doctor. Over the past ten years he has written for (and edited) a number of small press magazines and websites. He has had short stories published by the BBC and has been a finalist for a Writers Guild of Canada award for new screenwriters.

This site is devoted to Graeme's writing and includes his column, which is published on an occasional basis.

The Column

January 12, 2004

  • Moving The Goalposts
  • Fun and games with the Writers Guild of Canada

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    January 04, 2004

  • The Waitress Mystique
  • Restaurants are probably one of the last places where a heterosexual male can flirt with a woman casually with mostly no consequences.

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    December 28, 2003

  • 15 Things I Learned In 2003
  • the fifteen best things I learned this year

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    December 14, 2003

  • Big Red Dogs Don’t Talk
  • Surprisingly the only literary adaptation for film or TV that had me just about declaring war on Hollywood was, in fact, Clifford, the Big Red Dog

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    December 07, 2003

  • Fat People Don’t Shop Here
  • There are many loathsome experiences in this life but possibly one of the worst for me has to be clothes shopping in the Eaton Centre

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    November 30, 2003

  • Stepping Back from the Abyss
  • Da Vinci’s Inquest is back.

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    November 16, 2003

  • Things To Do When You’re (Not) Writing
  • There are many professions that allow you to goof off, but writing lets you goof off in the hope that you’ll actually accomplish your goals on time.

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    November 09, 2003

  • Thirty-Four
  • The hardest thing about finding myself entrenched in my thirties is sorting out the disconnection between what I perceived myself being at this age when I was younger, and what I actually am.

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    November 02, 2003

  • Can’t Stop The Train
  • Why I love Train 48

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    October 26, 2003

  • Surviving Breakups: An A to Z
  • A handy primer on what to expect in the first few months after an emotional breakup

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    October 19, 2003

  • Integrity Before Unity
  • It’s a shame that when it comes to the issue of gays and lesbians in the Anglican Church, Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams has proven to be a mealy-mouthed coward like the rest of the hegemony of Anglican Bishops.

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    October 12, 2003

  • October Memory
  • Thanksgiving weekend, 1981. In a few short hours I will see my father after the longest month in the history of my life.

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    October 05, 2003

  • Time For A Better Song
  • Welcome to my living hell: six hours at Canada’s largest singles event.

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    September 28, 2003

  • Fans of Losing
  • Whether you’re a devotee of sports or science fiction, trains or television series, loss and losing is a central part of being a fan.

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    September 21, 2003

  • The Writer As Character
  • Is The West Wing about to head into the same troubles as NYPD Blue? What do you do when a good TV series loses its primary creative voice?

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