Monday, October 01, 2018

The visit to Melfort

...was excellent! I had a great time reading with Bill Robertson. He's a wonderful poet, fabulous presenter, great storyteller, and super fun person to hang out with. Thank you to everyone who came out to see us! Thank you to the Melfort Library for being such a terrific host! Thank you to the Saskatchewan Writers' Guild, Saskatchewan Lotteries and SaskCulture for their part in making this happen. I met amazing people and the journey was so inspiring. Here's just a few pics I took from the passenger window of the swaths along the way.






And endless geese!




And the odd coyote!



Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Upcoming reading in Melfort

Bill Robertson and I will be reading in Melfort this Thursday! I'm looking forward to it! Thank you to the Melfort Library for having us and thank you to the Saskatchewan Writers' Guild and sponsors Saskatchewan Lotteries and SaskCulture for making the readings possible.
Thursday, September 27, 2018, 7:00 p.m.
Melfort Library, 106 Crawford Ave. W
All invited. Free Admission.



Sunday, September 23, 2018

The visit to Shaunavon and Eastend

I had an excellent time reading with Bill Robertson in Shaunavon and Eastend! So grateful to everyone who came out to see us! Thank you to the Shaunavon Library and Eastend Library for having us and for being such great hosts! Thank you to the Saskatchewan Writers' Guild, Saskatchewan Lotteries and SaskCulture for their part in making this happen. I met so many amazing people and wow the area is stunning! Here's just a few pics I took. I know this experience will find its way into future poems.






















Monday, September 17, 2018

Upcoming readings in Shaunavon and Eastend



The launch in Regina on Friday was amazing! Thanks to everyone who came out and filled the room! So grateful. Jeanette Lynes and Bill Robertson gave incredible readings. I'm so lucky to be part of all this and to feel the support of the community. Thank you to the Saskatchewan Writers' Guild for hosting us.

Two readings coming up this week!

Thursday!
Bill Robertson and I will be reading in Shaunavon and I'm excited! While Bill knows the place well, it will be my first ever visit to town! Thank you to the Shaunavon Library and the Saskatchewan Writers' Guild! I'm looking forward to the adventure and exploring the place where one of Saskatchewan's finest poets lived for a time.
Thursday, September 20, 2018, 7:00 p.m.
Shaunavon Branch Library, 440 Centre Street
All invited. Free Admission.

Friday!
Looking so forward to reading with Bill Robertson in Eastend on Friday! Thank you to the Eastend Library and the Saskatchewan Writers' Guild! I went on a writing retreat in Eastend a number of years back and loved it there! Awesome writers I look up to have written awesome work there and that's always inspiring.
Friday, September 21, 2018, 7:00 p.m.
Eastend Branch Library, 135 Oak Ave. N
All invited. Free Admission.

I'm looking forward to the road trip, to experiencing these places, and meeting everyone!

Wednesday, September 05, 2018

Upcoming reading in Regina

I'm excited to be going on tour with Bill Robertson and to be reading with Jeanette Lynes in Regina on September 14! I hope to see friends old and new! 



Tuesday, August 07, 2018

Another august August

...another august August challenge! I love acrostics and thought it would be fun to write and post on Facebook daily acrostics spelling out Saskatchewan and describing and celebrating an aspect of each day. Seven so far! On the third day I decided to include an image taken that day. I think there's an infinite number of possible acrostics just waiting, though the letter k is proving tricky. But the trickiness is generative! Here's what I posted today:

Seven days in I hereby
admit I am more than
sorry now that I see this
kinky little bunch
amass on the mud - sorry
that I failed to plant even one
cabbage for what garden
huge as this
excludes cabbage?
what kind of gardener
attracts so many pests
nonetheless?


Wednesday, July 18, 2018

July kicked off

...with a wonderful review in the Star Phoenix by Bill Robertson of new books by Saskatchewan poets Chelsea Coupal, Dave Margoshes, and me. You can read it here

And last night I took part in the Saskatoon launch of GUSH: menstrual manifestos for our times at McNally Robinson, had great chats with writers in the audience, and enjoyed great readings by editor Tanis MacDonald and contributors Erica Violet Lee, Jeanette Lynes, and Yvette Nolan. Thank you to editors Rosanna Deerchild, Ariel Gordon, and Tanis MacDonald. I'm so happy to be included in this beautiful and important anthology and to be part of this event. 

You'll also find a few words by me in Out of Line: Daring to be an Artist Outside the Big City by Tanis MacDonald. This is an incredible book: excellent and necessary reading.  

It was wonderful to see Culverts Beneath the Narrow Road on display as part of the event.