I wanted to post the two pieces of writing that I shared because...well, I'm proud of them, and I'm proud of myself for having the guts to participate in this way. Also, I'm grateful for the opportunity to share the stage with incredible writers and advocates for writing, and I'm grateful to be a member… Continue reading What I Said – #CWS2016 – Panel and LCP Awards Presentation
Oh, the writing conference. I’m at the Canadian Writers' Summit in Toronto this weekend. I’ve been carrying my laptop around with me, and have only now - four workshops, one meeting, three meals, and one night alone in a hotel – opened it up to use it for writing. I’ve got so much to say,… Continue reading #CWS2016 – Day 2 at the Canadian Writers’ Summit
THE BATTLE IS ON, YO. In just two days, I'll be putting the peddle to the metal and driving myself and Marty Gervais (Windsor's Poet Laureate and my publisher - the publisher of Black Moss Press) to the metropolis we call Toronto so we can participate in the 2016 IFOA/Poetry NOW Battle of the Bards. In… Continue reading The Battle Is On! IFOA 2016 Battle of the Bards Is This Wednesday!
On Wednesday, March 30, I'll be heading back to the stage at the Harbourfront Centre to compete in the Battle of the Bards. Hot dog! Last year I was a nervous wreck, and left the place feeling completely spent, discouraged and a little embarrassed. When I found out I didn't get invited to participate in… Continue reading Battle of the Bards – REDUX!! Mama’s Battlin’ Again!
I have the grand honour of taking the stage with 19 other Canadian poets at the 2015 International Festival of Authors and NOW Magazine's Battle of the Bards. *SUPER GAH* Myself and 19 other poets will read our poetry for up to 5 minutes and attempt to *wow* the jury of judges and entertain the… Continue reading Off to Battle The Bards! @IFOA @NowToronto