Today I spoke with Margaret Atwood.
She’s asked me to stand for election. She’s unhappy with the Harper government’s treatment of artists, authors particularly, and she’ll stand it no longer.
Thus, she’s organized Canada’s novelists, playwrights, essayists and short fiction writers, to represent the creative class within our government.
She’s hoping to shift focus to the arts and culture of this great nation.
Nobody thinks we’ll form the next government, but in the current political climate we may wind up electing a sizable number of MPs.
And if we do, parliament will learn what it’s like overcoming a writer’s bloc.