Since it began in November 2011, there have been several articles about Tom Thomson’s Last Spring, my true-to-life Twitter account recounting the last days of my life which ended (as most believe) on July 8, 1917.
The most recent article was in the Ottawa Citizen:
Below is a list of notable media mentions and blog entries from 2012 to 2015.
- May 2012, the Globe and Mail Arts Section published: Tom Thomson’s Final Weeks, Relived on Twitter . Thanks to this article, it kicked the @TTLastSpring into high gear.
- July 2012, the CBC published the article: Twitter Experiment Celebrates Tom Thomson Online
- July 2012 Cottage Life published: Tom Thomson: An Unfinished Story on Twitter.
There also have been numerous blog articles:
- The Value of Heritage in Canada: Tom Thomson and the Internet is a very fine blog entry about the impact of personal stories being much greater than the textbook style.
- The Suspense and Mystery of an Algonquin Death written by Jenn Kerr. This blog describes my seven possible fates ranging from accidental death, murder and disappearance.
- All A-Twitter for Tom Thomson a guest blog written by artist, Katie Ohlke
- Tweeting a Mystery – A Walk in Algonquin Park by Jenn Kerr.
- Dead Artists Who Tweet by Linda Cote Studio
- The Murky Marshes of Memory and Conjecture on the Canadian Spirit Blog.
During the summer and early fall of 2013, I have been:
- Written into the play Assassinating Thomson by Bruce Horak
- Cited in a Huffington Post Article, Tom Thomson Haunts Us Still by shortlisted poet, Kevin Irie. His book Viewing Tom Thomson: A Minority Report has been nominated for the Toronto Book Awards
- Published as the lead story in the ebook anthology, Canadian Spirit Writing Challenge 2013
- Mentioned in the Toronto Star Article, Snowshoeing Toronto in Tom Thomson’s footsteps by Shawn Micalleff
In the summer of 2014
- An article in Quill and Quire about Tom Thomson’s death tweets being turned into manuscript.
In the spring of 2015
- A headline article in the Ottawa Citizen about Keeping Tom Thomson Alive.
In the summer of 2016
- A feature article in the Globe and Mail about the authenticity of mysterious Tom Thomson sketch
In the spring and summer of 2017, the one-hundredth anniversary of Tom’s disappearance
- CBC Ottawa Morning Radio: Tracking Tom Thomson’s last spring in Algonquin Park, a century later Audio is here
- CBC Radio Q: Why the 100-year-old mystery of Tom Thomson’s death lives on
- Kitchissippi Times: Follow Tom Thomson’s Last Spring
Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to write an article or blog entry. As more become available, I will add the links to this page.