Wednesday, June 22, 2016

My experience at St. Peter's College

...left me feeling excited and energized. Thank you to everyone who came out to the reading on ThursdayWhat a great night, great audience, and what great surprises! Thank you to St. Peter's College and the Canada Council for the Arts; I'm so grateful to Barbara Langhorst for giving me and my work this opportunity. She'd asked me to give a short talk and slideshow as well, and out of that request evolved the beginnings of an essay that I am very excited about. Here I am presenting that work.

The three-day nonfiction workshop I led flew by. I couldn't have asked for a more amazing and enthusiastic group of writers. One has been a friend for a long time now. The others I met for the first time at the workshop. All of them had driven many miles to take part. Thank you to every one of the workshop participants for investing their money, time, and minds in this adventure. Cheers to them all! 

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Reading at St. Peter's College tomorrow please come if you can! I'll be reading the introductory essay of my ongoing book project and giving a talk and slide presentation that ties both to the project and to the workshop that begins Friday morning.

Friday, May 27, 2016

The second of the Ore Samples Writers Series

...took place on May 26 at the Flin Flon Public Library and was every bit as amazing and heart-warming as the first. Thank you to visiting author Lorri Neilsen Glenn for the fabulous, well-attended workshop that preceded the event. Thanks to Lorri, Harry Hobbs and CC Trubiak for their fantastic readings and performances. Thank you to the great audience. Thank you to the community and the sponsors for their engagement with the arts and for helping make great things like this happen. 

See the Ore Samples Writers Series Facebook page for more pics.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Ore Samples coming up May 26

This event promises to be another dandy! Come by on May 26 and have a coffee, cake, and a listen. Everyone welcome. 

You're also welcome to take in the free workshop with visiting author Lorri Neilsen Glenn from 6-7 pm as well if you wish. It's a great opportunity to learn, add to your resume, or just try something new. See here for details. 

Lorri Neilsen Glenn is the author and editor of over a dozen collections of poetry and creative nonfiction. Former Halifax Poet Laureate, she works with writers of all ages and backgrounds. She is currently working on a mixed-genre manuscript about Red River women. 

A retired librarian, Harry Hobbs has lived in Flin Flon for forty years. He is involved in Toastmasters, Flin Flon Writers Guild and Literacy. He has published a novel, short stories and poems in various anthologies, co-authored a book on Flin Flon with wife Glenda, and edited a book of children’s poetry. His second novel is in the final editing stage. He has been a facilitator for poetry and fiction courses at Writers Village University. 

Born and raised in Flin Flon, Manitoba, CC Trubiak is a multi-faceted artist, singer/songwriter and performer.  With two independent albums under his belt (2011’s ‘They Say I’m Different’; 2013’s ‘Tiny Army: The D Holmes Sessions’) CC’s honest lyrics and intimate musical style are very much influenced by experiences both in and beyond his hometown.  Expanding his musical horizons CC has also taken part in musical productions (Chicago, Les Miserables) and enjoys playing locally with an  array of talents, most notably at Johnny’s Social Club.  Currently working on a third recording project of self-penned music, CC will continue his musical journey with the same hope and optimism he infuses into his creative endeavors.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

St. Peter's College Writing Getaways 2016

...and one of the getaways is not from but with me! What an honour to be asked to teach a workshop at St. Peter's College. It's especially exciting to have the opportunity to focus on a practice that is central to the way I work. 

More details here.