Imagine: A long wooden desk. A king size bed with sheets washed daily. Built in bookshelves above the table, over the bed. A refrigerator and a coffee maker.
Welcome to your room at the Banff Centre. Should you choose to, you can stay in it all day and all night writing, working, thinking. Open your balcony door or window and smell the forest, look out to the mountains.
This spring, 24 writers inhabited a cluster of the Banff Centre’s hotel rooms, for the Writing Studio program. By the time I got a look inside them, each writer had transformed the work space to accommodate their own creative habits. One of the Writing Studio’s writers, novelist Guadalupe Muro, had the idea to document these habitats.
We made it into a sound piece, and this video, which we call The Writer’s Desk: