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Dream Poet for Hire Marshall James Kavanaugh

While my family and I were in New York City in January, we visited Washington Square Park. It's a hot-spot for creatives, often the gathering place for buskers, musicians, wild fashion, weddings and serious games of chess. On this particular day, we had the pleasure of meeting poet Marshall James Kavanaugh aka '@DreamPoetForHire'. Marshall is… Continue reading Dream Poet for Hire Marshall James Kavanaugh

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You Tell Me

Friends, I really miss writing poetry on demand. Since I met and exchanged poems with @dreampoetforhire Marshall James Kavanaugh, I've had an extreme desire to write poetry for you. So, you tell me what you want me to write about. Give me a comment with a theme or even 3-6 words - any words you want!… Continue reading You Tell Me

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This just in – a review of Look At Her

Though it's been some time since Look At Her launched, turns out that folks are still reading, and affected enough to give time and energy to writing and publishing a review! Many thanks to FreeFall Magazine - "FreeFall is a literary magazine based in Calgary, AB.. In 2008 Micheline Maylor and Lynn C. Fraser took… Continue reading This just in – a review of Look At Her

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HELLO! Whatcha readin’? Bookish things for you.

HELLO! The hubby and I had a fancy date to go see Lionel Richie at the DTE Theatre over the weekend. It was AMAZING! Summer vacation has officially started for the kidlets. We have been spending much time together - poolside, inside the pool - playing cards, watching movies, playing badminton and backgammon. We have… Continue reading HELLO! Whatcha readin’? Bookish things for you.

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Moving Day & More!

Hello friends! It's been over a month since my last post. Golly - that's way too long of a break! I promise that the reasons are legit! Big news first: We're moving! That's right, Gertrude's Writing Room has a new home and we're moving in this weekend! I'm over-the-moon with excitement and pre-moving day jitters.… Continue reading Moving Day & More!

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WINDSOR POETRY SLAM & MOUTHPIECE STORYTELLING EVENTS!

Tomorrow evening I will be the featured poet at the Windsor Poetry Slam! I'm so happy and grateful to be a part of Windsor's amazing slam poets! Please join us! There's an open mic and then some fierce poetry competition! See you at 8pm! And, I know it's been quite some time since Mouth Piece… Continue reading WINDSOR POETRY SLAM & MOUTHPIECE STORYTELLING EVENTS!

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Small but valuable.

"Sometimes I wonder about my life. I lead a small life. Well, valuable but small. Sometimes I wonder, do I do it because I like it or because I haven't been brave? How much of what I feel reminds me of what I read in a book...when...shouldn't it be the other way around? I don't… Continue reading Small but valuable.