OnWords AGM Writers Conference - The Writers Union of Canada (aka 'Twuck' rhymes with...luck.) May 29-June 1 St. John’s, Newfoundland I left Windsor on Thursday morning more than ready to get on a plane and venture east. My only worry was how my ears would feel. See, they pop and pressure worse than popcorn at… Continue reading TWUC OnWords Writers Conference & AGM
I'm being called to the water...Water Street, giant boats hugging the land's edge...I'll venture closer after lunch...for now, here is more of what I'm seeing. There is ocean wind and island belonging in the deepness of the wrinkles on their faces... From my poem 'Older Men In St. John's'
To say it is beautiful here, in words, is not enough. I've taken photos over the last two days of what I'm seeing so you can see it too. As I walk these hilly streets, and my calves speak to me in shin splints, my heart is whole and revived, and I feel peaceful among… Continue reading Photo Essay – St. John’s, Newfoundland – Day 1
It's been almost one month since I attended the Backspace Writers Conference in New York City. To quote my seven-year old son, "This year is going by the fastest ever." Indeed. I hear myself saying over and over again "I can't believe it's insert date already!" And I'll say it again now, I can't believe it's June… Continue reading My Thoughts on Writers’ Conferences – A bit of a ‘to do’, if you’re interested in attending.
Writer A.S.King was the keynote speaker at this year's Backspace Writers Conference. She spoke on Friday afternoon to a room full of exhausted, overwhelmed yet inspired writers (myself included). Her speech was amazing - in every sense of the word. Here is what I wrote after I heard her words. I’m Moving to Traumatown The… Continue reading I’m Moving To Traumatown – My thoughts post A.S.King Speech
What I can manage for you at this point in time is a collection of photos I took today while walking to the conference via 5th Avenue, and then walking around in Greenwich Village before dinner. My brain is sizzling from all that I've learned from the Backspace Writers Conference. I need some time to… Continue reading NYC – Day 4 – A Photo Essay (‘Cause the words aren’t here yet)
*Backspace Conference – Day 1 *Please note: There is profanity in this post. Day 1 Agenda & Notes Agent Panel #1 – Listen to four agents talk about what they do, what they’re looking for, etc.. Make notes in my notebook such as: She’s sarcastic. I like it! and She’s funny! I like her sense… Continue reading NYC – Day 2 – Backspace Writers Conference Day 1 (and Photos)
I arrived in New York City a bit later than expected. What with heavy traffic on the tarmac and something about needing to add weight to the plane, we were a bit slow getting out of Detroit. The flight was smooth and fast. The clouds a feast for my eyes. The only rotten thing about… Continue reading NYC – DAY 1 – A photo essay