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Video of the Week: Paul Quarrington - Life in Music Trailer

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Two years ago, writer and musician Paul Quarrington passed away. The author of nearly twenty books and numerous film and television scripts, Quarrington's awards included the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour, the Governor General's Literary Award and a CBC Canada Reads victory. A life-long musician and music lover, he also released two solo albums and three with his band, The Porkbelly Futures.

The documentary Paul Quarrington: A Life in Music was released in 2010 and follows Quarrington after his terminal diagnosis and features the writing and development of the song "Are You Ready". A positive, funny and insightful film, it reveals a glimpse into the inner workings of an artist in the act of creating.

A great Canadian writer with a unique and irresistible voice, Quarrington is gone but not forgotten.