Tomorrow Jett and I celebrate our birthdays! I can’t help but think about where I was, what my body was doing/feeling, how close we were to meeting the giant-sized baby in my belly…that fateful May 27th, 2006 when we had no idea what was ahead…but for the dream coming true of birthing a child. And, today we call out the major events….my water broke! We went to the hospital! We danced to Madonna in the birthing room!….and tomorrow, we will sit together and I will recount Jett’s birth story…the long journey of his arrival. It is a tradition! It’s an honour share a birth day with such an extraordinary human bean.
Poetry working its magic in the community….
As we continue to move past the pandemic, glimmers of art show up at vaccination centres and community spaces in the form of poetry! Thank you Christopher for sharing these photos you too of two of my Resilience poems! I hope they are bringing magic and hope!
Next Wednesday! The Joy of Editing!
Have you registered to join us yet? Please do! We look forward to talking about our writer/editor love story with you!
Reading & Discussion with Vanessa Shields and Editor/Poet Abigail Roelens about the writer/editor relationship and all its joys!
Thursday, June 3, 2021
Time: 7:00PM – 8:30PM EST
You are invited to a Zoom webinar.
When: Jun 3, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Topic: Thimbles: the Joy of Editing
Register in advance for this webinar:https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ORzI_8mcTxyeaWHISQhbjA
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Thank you to the League of Canadian Poets for a grant for this event!