Greetings friends. Happy first day of September. Indeed, it has arrived...the fat grey clouds and sassy wind are right on schedule (though I was not mentally prepared for the heat at 3:30pm this afternoon on my run. Golly.). I'd say most things are as unpredictable as the weather these days. What is predictable though, if… Continue reading Virtual Book Launch & Other Cool Matters
On Thursday, September 3, 2020 beginning at 7pm, I have the distinct honour of hosting the Virtual Book Launch for the great poet Dorothy Mahoney. Her new book, Ceaseless Rain, (Palimpsest Press, 2020) is hot off the press. Join us as we talk about Ceaseless Rain, hear Dorothy read some poetry, and more – including… Continue reading Virtual Launch w/ Dorothy Mahoney – 1 Week Away
Here is a smattering of events and videos for your perusal. Some are time-sensitive. Tomorrow, Friday, June 12 is the last day to vote for awards for Windsor's first Youth Short Film Festival (Thank you Gemma and the City of Windsor ACHF grant!) filmmakers! The voting link is right underneath the video in the text… Continue reading Videos & Lives! Creativity Abounds!
Changes. I spent yesterday taking down the book-wallpaper I put up at the 'first' Gertrude's. It was bitter sweet. I can't believe that it's nearly been one year since I opened Gertrude's Writing Room...and I'm in a new space and working through all that comes with BIG CHANGE. I remember how elated I was when… Continue reading Changes. And Little Fish.
Hi everyone! It's the middle of March Break...and we've managed to do a little 'breaking' so far. Last night the fam and I did a small stay-cation at a downtown hotel with a pool so the kids could get a swim or two in and we could sleep in big, clean beds without two giant… Continue reading Keepin’ It Real
Hi all! HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY! Gotta say the day is going differently than I planned, but I'm going with the flow and making time to catch up on some things...namely adding a post to this blog! So, there are loads of GREAT events happening in this fine city of ours. It's been awhile since I've… Continue reading EVENTS GALORE!! Feel the Literary Love!
Tonight I will be reading at Mackenzie Hall with Carlinda D'Alimonte and Gord Grisenthwaite from 7pm-9pm as part of the By the River Reading Series. Thank you to Daniel and Emily Lockhart for organizing this series and for inviting me to be a part of it. I will be reading new poetry! Maybe I'll slide… Continue reading Reading Tonight! And…sink down.
Ah, it's Friday. That was a loooooong week. Winter has come back to us though our bones and muscles may have something to say about it. I'm glad the deep cold has come. It's Winter - that's what's supposed to happen. With the deep cold comes deep snuggling, deep darkness, deep contemplation. I'm in my… Continue reading (It’s Okay To) Close the Door