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Obsessed

Obsessed

Oh my. I recently completed a photo/essay about my love for canoeing and how/where that originated. As a result, I seem to have become obsessed with taking photos of canoes. So I decided to upload a gallery of canoe shots which I hope to do tonight. Stay tuned! Oh yeah … and the photo/essay will […]

AWOL

AWOL

Oh dear. There’s a time gremlin on the loose. He sneaks in through the night and steals time from me. One of these days I’ll catch up with him and he will be in deep doodoo. Meanwhile, I’ve been on the road a lot. Also writing a number of stories for Local Xpress, including a […]

2 Workshops at Joggins Fossil Centre

2 Workshops at Joggins Fossil Centre

TOURISM STAKEHOLDERS … HOW TO GET YOUR STORY OUT THERE Learn about the importance of target markets and how to increase visitors to your operation/location. You’ll also learn the importance of knowing what your story is; useful tools to promote your place, product or service; the benefits of partnering:  and how to make the best […]

Travel Writing Workshop

Travel Writing Workshop

Happy to be back to Halifax on Saturday April 16 to give another Travel Writing Workshop. It will be at WFNS 1113 Marginal Road, close to the Seaport Farmer’s Market from 9:30 am-4:30 pm; $140. April is going to be busy with Memoir session in Saint John  on April 2 (see previous post) and Travel […]

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, […]

Day 1 … easing into TJP

Day 1 … easing into TJP

Canada Day happened to coincide with two things: a) our twin grandkids, Lucy and Ellie (3 years and 3 months old) arrived around noon after a trip on the Digby Ferry and, b) it was the first day of The July Project (TJP). Knowing there were some Canada Day celebrations at the Yarmouth South Playground, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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