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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 David Brydges – Gathering & Sharing Poetry

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Blallet (Blog about Ballet) over at LCP

I'm (or my words!) are over at the League of Canadian Poets' site this week. I've written a blog about ballet, hey, hey! Though I'm on an eat-everything-in-sight-especially-if-it's-Ben&Jerry's-ice-cream-kick while on hiatus - and that includes breaking from the beautiful ballet - I still LOVE it and can't wait to get back to it the first… Continue reading Blallet (Blog about Ballet) over at LCP

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Ketchup – photos, thanks, keynote speech and more

This post proves how busy it's been in my world! I started it on February 10th! Too funny! It's what, June 12!...I can't believe it, but here it is. As least the sun is shining. I am bikini-clad, sitting at our table outside on our deck...I'm keeping an eye on the pool as my boob… Continue reading Ketchup – photos, thanks, keynote speech and more

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National Poetry Month – Toronto Bound!

National Poetry Month is nearing its end, but the energy is far from fading! I'm off to Toronto this weekend for two readings! On Saturday night, I'll be back at The Steady Cafe to share the tiki stage with poets Adebe DeRango-Adem and Samantha Bernstein, and I'll be bringing musical goddess Carmel Liburdi from Detroit… Continue reading National Poetry Month – Toronto Bound!

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National Poetry Month Workshops! Mark your calendars!

A friendly reminder that I'll be leading not one but TWO free poetry workshops this month in honour of National Poetry Month! Please bring writing tools to each workshop. I'll bring the inspiration  - and we'll raise our glasses and pens to poetry! Wednesday, April 12 @ Oxley Estate Winery - Facebook event page here!… Continue reading National Poetry Month Workshops! Mark your calendars!

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LCP The Writing Parent Blog – The First of 2017

I'm over at the League of Canadian Poets blogging about my Christmas vacation...and writing and reading! Be sure to stay connected to the League's very thorough and fun website for all your writing needs! My blog: The Writing Parent - Christmas Catch-Up Oh, you're a poet but you're not a member of the League? Do… Continue reading LCP The Writing Parent Blog – The First of 2017

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The last stop – Book Tour Recap The Steady

BOOK TOUR RE-CAP - LAST STOP! THE STEADY - TORONTO Friday, November 25, 2016  It was more than a month ago since my self-declared 'last stop' on my book tour event at The Steady in Toronto. It feels like it was yesterday. It feels like it was a year ago. It feels like I am… Continue reading The last stop – Book Tour Recap The Steady

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