Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Fernie Writers Conference (Day 3): It's all downhill

...from here!


Yes, I said goat path.

Update:

We just got back from the reading at The Brick House Bar & Grill. What a fantastic turnout! Keith Liggett proposed a circle reading where a poet would read one poem and the next poet would then choose a poem to follow and so on. It was fun reaching for seques. The four of us made a few rounds.

Here's Keith Liggett, the director of the Fernie Writers Conference.



Here's Andrea Goertzen.



Here's Courtney Baker.



And here's me.


I think I was explaining my shirt at the time. The mountain biker on the shirt should look familiar...

Here Keith and I are gabbing.



And here's all of us.



Yes, I am wearing a skirt with my terrible shirt. I decided to wear a skirt after Tracy's comment earlier.

It was a great time. The reading was followed by a jazz jam, which is likely still going on. What a fantastic way to end the evening.

7 comments:

Mom said...

No broken bones now !!! How many years since you've been on a bike? I seem to remember....

tracy said...

Aren't you supposed to be reading a book and drinking a cup of coffee as well? Or at least wearing a skirt?

Rhett said...

Mind the bears.

Anita Daher said...

What a wonderful time it seems you are having, and I LOVE that shirt!

Brenda Schmidt said...

Ha! Haven't broken anything yet! Last night someone said I should go tubing down the river. I'll have to look into that...

Har har, Tracy. Next time we're at colony I promise to follow through on that bet. I'm sure I can read a book and bike at the same time.

Will do, Rhett. I think we're going hiking this afternoon.

Thanks, Anita! H and I made the tshirt yesterday after biking. I couldn't resist. We had some tshirt transfers along for tshirt making emergencies. We keep them beside the first aid kit...

Zachariah Wells said...

I've done a couple of readings that way in the past. I really like it, tho it seems to make some people uncomfortable. I find the audience really gets into it, too, in a more active way than is usual for more static reading formats.

Brenda Schmidt said...

Ya, the audience really did get into it. It was great.