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WORKSHOPS!

WORKSHOPS!

I have a series of memoir writing workshops on the docket this spring! (And one travel writing workshop.) Saturday, April 7, Moncton, NB, at the Moncton Public Library 1-5 pm Saturday, April 28, Shelburne, NS, at the McKay Memorial Library 9;30-4:30 Thursday May 3 and Saturday May 5 in ON (places to be determined this […]

Birthing “Backyard” … readings planned

Birthing “Backyard” … readings planned

Whoop! Book should be rolling off the press any day now. Here’s the schedule of launches and readings. Note: The book does not contain any photos. However, at all the readings I’ll be giving a short slide show with an overview of the 31 days, along with reading some excerpts from the book. Would love […]

R.I.P. John Prout

When I was six, a guide by the name of John at Birchdale (a hunting and fishing lodge in Southwest Nova Scotia) taught me how to paddle. There were two guides there around that time: John Jeffrey (deceased) and John Prout. I had the good pleasure of meeting John Prout just over a year ago. […]

Voyageur Trip Ho!

Voyageur Trip Ho!

I’m giving an overview (and backstory) via slide show and talk about the Voyageur trip from Florenceville-Bristol NB to Saint John NB this past summer. It’s a free and fun program at Yarmouth Regional Library on Main Street next to Rodd Grand Hotel … Wed. Nov. 29 at 12 noon. Tea and coffee provided. Bring a […]

Creative Nonfiction Writing Award

Creative Nonfiction Writing Award

If anyone out there has a non-fiction manuscript looking for a home (or if you want to write a non-fiction book!) check this out. I’m posting here what I received today.  I’m also lifting a few covers from the publisher’s website. Here you go.     *     *     * Pottersfield Press […]

Feelin’ six feet tall …

Feelin’ six feet tall …

  For most of my adult life I’e been 5 ft. 2 in. — until I reached the age of fifty. Since then I seem to have lost a half inch every five year or so. I’ve especially noticed it when I hug my grown kids. They’ve seemed like giants of late, so I actually […]

BOOK!

BOOK!

Well, it’s not officially summer for another month, but the temperature where I live today hit 33 C. That’s HOT for Nova Scotia! Mercifully we are heading into the wilderness tomorrow for four glorious days of paddling and communing with nature. (Read: swatting black flies.) But the interesting thing is that when the temps go up […]

Memoir Writing Workshop, Sydney, April 29

Memoir Writing Workshop,  Sydney, April 29

Oh my. Heading to Cape Breton! Not only were Barrie and I lucky enough to visit God’s Country last fall for Celtic Colours, we are returning this spring both for business and pleasure. Just. Can’t. Wait. While we are there, I decided to tack on an extra day and deliver a workshop on  writing memoirs […]

Hop aboard the Narrative Train!

Hop aboard the Narrative Train!

WRITING WORKSHOP, April 8/9, Saint John Public Library, Market Square Day 1, Sat. April 8 from 9:30-4:30 Participants will read/analyze/discuss samples of nonfiction that illustrate creative non-fiction at its best; discover how an ordinary newspaper story was transformed into a Pulitzer prize-winning narrative nonfiction story; explore the characteristics of narrative nonfiction including: compelling characters, strong scenes, […]

More workshops!

More workshops!

WOWSERS … workshops poppin’ up all over this spring! And shots like this (with snow) becoming less and less. Should soon see buds bursting, and hear peepeers singing their little hearts out! Here’s the roster for the spring … Memoir Writing, Saint John NB, Monday Feb. 27 Memoir  Writing, Lockeport NS, Thursday March 23 Hop […]

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