Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Fernie Writers Conference 2008, Day 2

While the novel workshop sessions and the director session for youth were going on, I was on the balcony reading Brian Bartlett's introduction in Earthly Pages: The Poetry of Don Domanski, part of the Laurier Poetry Series from Wilfrid Laurier University Press.

While the panel discussion titled "The Book: What it takes to put a book in the market" was going on, we were tootling around in Annex Park.

I thought about Domanski's poem "Summer-Piece" as I watched the inflatable kayaks head my way.

At least I think they were inflatable. And from the kayaks came happy voices. Even the water sounded happy. And yet.

Tonight we'll head to the reading and book signing at Polar Peek Books. In the meantime I'll sit on the deck and watch the weather blow in over Grizzly Peak.

More later.

We just got back from the presentation and signing at Polar Peek Books with a copy of SLICE--Heath Inspired Food in hand. Here's Jennifer Rallison and Barb Davies, the authors. They were on the panel this afternoon.

And there was food. Delicious food.

The sunflower seed pate was incredible.

I'm going to spend the rest of the evening on the deck, treating my ears to the night. The wind sounds so different here. I think a little brie will help me hear.


tracy said...

Nice! Doesn't look like you've touched your bangs either!

Brenda Schmidt said...

Ha! I paid good money to have my bangs repaired! And just to play it safe I'm wearing flashy shoes to draw attention away from my bangs.

Ariel Gordon said...

Did you stuff the brie in your ears, then?

Brenda Schmidt said...

Ha! I should've. You wouldn't believe how much brie I've eaten since I got here. Fernie might have to put brie on the list of endangered cheeses.