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Changes. And Little Fish.

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.

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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.

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Canadian Writers’ Summit 2018 – Feminist Caucus Power Panel and More!

The bi-annual Canadian Writers' Summit is upon us once again! This upcoming weekend - from Thursday, June 14 until Sunday, June 17, 2018, writers and their leagues, organizations, groups and more will gather at Toronto's Harbourfront and share words over panels, readings, annual general meetings, meals, awards and key note speeches. To give you a… Continue reading Canadian Writers’ Summit 2018 – Feminist Caucus Power Panel and More!

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#NPM2018 – Final days: blogs, events and more!

The final days of National Poetry Month are upon us! I hope that you've taken some time this month to read poetry, write poetry, share poetry! And, of course, that this becomes a habit and National Poetry Month becomes National Poetry Forever! There are some local poetry events happening over the next few weeks, I'd… Continue reading #NPM2018 – Final days: blogs, events and more!

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It’s National Poetry Month Y’all! How will you celebrate?

It's National Poetry Month and this year, we're celebrating 20 years of celebrating!  There are loads of people, places and poetic happenings to celebrate this month (and always!) over at the League of Canadian Poets website. As always, the League is a solid lead for poets across the country. Stay connected to the League of… Continue reading It’s National Poetry Month Y’all! How will you celebrate?

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Two new blogs at the League of Canadian Poets

I've got two blogs posted at the League of Canadian Poets' website! Since this is some weather for reading (snowy, chilly, beautiful, makes you wanna snuggle!), maybe take some time to have a read! One was written in the summer...so we can remember that kind of warmth. It's about solitude. Ahhh, yes. We writers love that!… Continue reading Two new blogs at the League of Canadian Poets