An Open Letter To David Sedaris
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An Open Letter To David Sedaris

(Attention: Curse words and jokes-you’ll-only-get-if-you-were-at-the-reading – including talk of poop -, forthcoming.) Dear David, You mother cusser! That’s the worst of my road-rage language when I’m driving with my kids in the car. They’re 9 and 11 years old, and can appreciate a good swear, but I’m trying to lead by example, so instead of … Continue reading

Workshop Reaction: “Unparalleled in our community”
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Workshop Reaction: “Unparalleled in our community”

I gave a 2hour workshop on the Art of Journal Writing this past week. Invited by Creative Living Series creator and host, Ruth Ann Wilhelm, I was filled with joy to be asked to participate. The workshop was a grand success – which for me is defined by the following (this list extends to event/speech/lecture/reading) … Continue reading

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

Guest Writer Interview with Richard Scarsbrook
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Guest Writer Interview with Richard Scarsbrook

Ah, Richard. I met Richard at BookFest Windsor a few years ago. He was one of the YA (young adult) authors in attendance at the festival, and he participated in the award ceremony for the student writing contest winners. By ‘participate’ I mean he gave a kick-ass, engaging, entertaining and heartfelt talk to the students … Continue reading

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The Look At Her Book Launch,Tour, Life Mega Thank You!

Thank you to everyone who helped make LOOK AT HER a grand adventure!  Look at you all – being fantastic! I couldn’t have done it without you…those I name and those who showed up to the readings and events who I don’t know but am grateful to as well!  Nick Jett Miller Oscar Christopher Lawrence Menard … Continue reading

New Review of Look At Her! By Ronnie R. Brown
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New Review of Look At Her! By Ronnie R. Brown

Reprinted with permission from the League of Canadian Poets’ Feminist Caucus leader, Anne Burke, please feast your eyes on a review of Look At Her by Ottawa writer Ronnie R. Brown. This review was printed in the November Report for the Feminist Caucus. Review of Look At Her: A Book of Poetry by Vanessa Shields … Continue reading