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Travel Writing Workshop Jan. 23

Camel ride in Wadi Rum 2526a (1 of 1) (2)

In Halifax, NS, at Writer’s Federation of Nova Scotia, 1113 Marginal Road, Saturday Jan 23 from 9:30-4:30 Focus: travel writing for print publications, e-zines and blogs. Explore the opportunities, and learn about different kinds of travel writing (advertorial, service, round ups, essays, feature, etc.) Samples provided. You’ll also learn: how to find and analyze markets, […]

Memoir writing 101 Nov. 28

Memoir writing 101 Nov. 28

  This workshop appeals to a variety of interests. For example: seniors who wish to write vignettes for their children and grandchildren; people who are journaling; volunteers from museums, libraries, or different community organizations who are writing newsletters or booklets; freelance writers who are interested in writing stories or essays for pay; scrapbookers who would […]

Friendships

Friendships

I wonder if friendships are made in heaven? Or maybe it’s that when you make a new and fast friend, there’s something heady and heavenly about it. I’m not sure how Melanie Chambers came into my life, but if memory serves, it was a few years ago via the TMAC listserve (Travel Media Association of […]

Reflections

Reflections

I read recently that the source of crafts, science and arts is the power of reflection. So I’ve been doing a wee experiment and sitting by the river first thing in the morning with my cup of coffee … and, well, reflecting. Especially on the art (or craft) of writing in general and the July […]

The July Project … what was I thinking?

The July Project … what was I thinking?

So off I go to bed last night feeling pretty chuffed about this “project” Melanie and I have agreed to embark on this summer. Through the night, however, I woke up with a start and couldn’t get back to sleep. So I made a cup of hot chocolate, and sat in front of the fire in a […]

The July Project … launched today

The July Project … launched today

Funny how serendipity steps in when you least expect it. A few days ago I read Melanie Chamber’s blog, Toronto bound. Melanie is a travel writer and colleague whom I admire. Her title intrigued me, as I know that Melanie lives in Toronto. So what on earth could she mean by headlining her blog Toronto bound? Melanie […]

Q&A with Jamie Simpson for Atlantic Books Today

Q&A with Jamie Simpson for Atlantic Books Today

Jamie Simpson loves old-growth forests. In fact, he’s so smitten that he’s been searching high and low for them for many moons. The result is a narrative guide titled Journeys Through Eastern Old-Growth Forests, published byNimbus. Simpson has a background in biology, forestry and law, and has worked as a forester, writer and advocate for […]

Travel Writing Workshop–Moncton NB Sept. 27th

Travel Writing Workshop–Moncton NB Sept. 27th

Heading to the zoo! How about you? Seriously, I’m giving a Travel Writing Workshop at the Magnetic Hill  Zoo (Education Centre) on Saturday, Sept. 27. Participants can expect to be immersed into the world of travel writing. The workshop includes: an overview of opportunities, exercises to set practical goals, market information, how to break into travel […]

Book Launch!

Book Launch!

Shameless self promotion here folks so bear with me. A week from today I will be hosting a book signing, reception as part of the launch of my wee book, Maud Lewis and the Maudified House Project–The Story Starts Here. It’s primarily a photo documentary of a special project initiated by the Friends of the […]

News!

News!

Finally. Author! Author! is back on track. It was great to have Laura Best come on board to lead the brigade this spring. See her interview below and be sure to check out her comments for more insights. There’s a great lineup ahead. Aiming to post interviews twice a month.   Also, I’ve started uploading […]

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