Guest Interview – Charis Cotter! Author of ‘The Painting’
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Guest Interview – Charis Cotter! Author of ‘The Painting’

  It’s book launch day for author Charis Cotter! Congratulations Charis, on this your TENTH published book, The Painting!  Charis and I met while preparing for a panel we were both on at Writers’ Union of Canada conference out east in St.John’s in Newfoundland. It was pretty much love-at-first-email, and we’ve been close friends since! … Continue reading

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David Brydges – Gathering & Sharing Poetry

I’ve always believed that being a writer, a poet – being an artist of any kind – means that our art expands from our souls to the page to the canvas or brick wall – into the world where others can experience it. In doing so, in the sharing of our art, we can connect with … Continue reading

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Commaful – An On-line Writer’s Community at Your Fingertips!

*This is not a paid promotional piece. This is a sharing of and connecting you to Commaful!* The magic of the interwebs weaved a strand right into my inbox a few months ago, when the following subject line got my attention: “from a young dropout and poetry reader“! I was intrigued! Soon I was chatting … Continue reading

Guest Poet: Cornelia Hoogland in Conversation
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Guest Poet: Cornelia Hoogland in Conversation

  My first time meeting and reading with poet Cornelia Hoogland took place on Valentine’s day weekend. She is a gift – and I’d like to share her with you! Please enjoy this interview, and get to know this poet of life and love. We can learn so very much from each other! CORNELIA HOOGLAND … Continue reading

Hardcover, baby! I’m on Hardcover Radio talking about Poetry!
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Hardcover, baby! I’m on Hardcover Radio talking about Poetry!

I had the honour of being a guest on Hardcover Radio – a podcast and radio show (on CJAM 99.1FM) – hosted by Brittni and Peter Brinn. I always love talking about writing and poetry, and to live this wild life! I talked too much, I can tell you that, so kudos to Brittni for … Continue reading

I know I’m a Writer because…movie theatres, fuzziness and purpose.
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I know I’m a Writer because…movie theatres, fuzziness and purpose.

This is how I know I’m a writer: everything I think is a visualized line in a poem or a paragraph. I can see black letters on white paper in the movie theatre of my brain – telling a story. Making a point. Having an opinion. Being brave. Or funny. Or not making any sense … Continue reading

Editor Laryssa Brooks talks books, words and the joy of editing
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Editor Laryssa Brooks talks books, words and the joy of editing

One of the best things about touring and participating in festivals and literary events is the people I meet…and, especially when I’m doing Poetry on Demand, the people I get to write poetry for! I met Editor Laryssa Brooks at a University of Windsor alumni event. Her sweet smile and patient demeanour totally caught my … Continue reading