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Winter Writing Retreat 2019

It's the final day of a four-day, three night writing retreat I'm having with my dear friend and writer Charis Cotter in house in a beautiful suburb of Toronto. I arrived at Union Station in downtown Toronto on Thursday afternoon lugging a backpack full of writing retreat necessities - laptop, journals, pens, glasses, manuscripts, oracle… Continue reading Winter Writing Retreat 2019

Events · Poetry · Readings

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 – Week Four Events!

National Poetry Month is still kickin'! Here's what's on the roster this week! Five events in seven days, baby. #npm2017 Monday, April 24, 2017 Guest Speaking with Ben Van Dongen at Marlborough Public, Windsor, Grade 7/8s. Tuesday, April 25, 2017 Guest Speaking at Glenwood Elementary, Windsor, Grades 5-8. Thank you League of Canadian Poets for… Continue reading National Poetry Month – Week Four Events!

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GRTTWaK, The Moth, Rowers Reading Series, All 4 Love, Mouth Piece Storytelling – OH MY!

Hello February! Tis the month for LOVE! Well, every day is for love, really, but as we're all turning grey like the recent skies, it's fun to have LOVE as the thing that helps us through this dreary month. And look - the sun is actually shining today! Yes, that's a blue sky too! Oh boy! Here's… Continue reading GRTTWaK, The Moth, Rowers Reading Series, All 4 Love, Mouth Piece Storytelling – OH MY!

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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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BOOK TOUR – LAST STOP – TOMORROW! 7-9PM @ THE STEADY CAFE | TORONTO!

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2016 | 7PM-9PM @ THE STEADY CAFE | TORONTO I can barely believe that tomorrow night's reading will mark the FINAL stop on my short but mighty book tour! Oh friends! I've so much to reflect on...I've learned so much about myself...and this wild landscape we call 'Canadian Literary'... For now, I… Continue reading BOOK TOUR – LAST STOP – TOMORROW! 7-9PM @ THE STEADY CAFE | TORONTO!

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Book Tour Re-Cap – The Toronto Book Launch – Ben McNally Bookstore

BOOK TOUR RE-CAP - TORONTO, ON @ BEN MCNALLY BOOKSTORE FULL DISCLOSURE (for those who may be weak about certain bodily functions): This blog post is rated PG (pretty gross) at times.  I took a VIA train to Toronto on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 for the Toronto launch of Look At Her. I knew I… Continue reading Book Tour Re-Cap – The Toronto Book Launch – Ben McNally Bookstore

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Off to Battle The Bards! @IFOA @NowToronto

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