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Memorable Manitobans: Laurie Block (1949-2018)

Poet, educator.

Born at Winnipeg in 1949, he studied at the University of Winnipeg and University of Manitoba and worked in childcare at Dauphin. He later lived at Brandon. An award-winning writer, playwright, and storyteller, his work of poetry Time Out of Mind (2006) received the inaugural Lansdowne Prize for Poetry. He died at Winnipeg on 29 August 2018.


“Writer block,” Brandon Sun, 7 October 2006, page 31.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 1 September 2018.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 1 September 2018

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