Thursday, October 26, 2017

The new Matrix titled

..."Haiku and Beyond: The Gendai Issue" arrived in the mail today. I'm so happy my work is included. Thank you to the editors Mary Di Michele and Susan Gillis. Both their independent work and their work as members of Yoko's Dogs is why I submitted work for consideration for this special issue. 

As I stated elsewhere, I seem to be wandering off in new-to-me directions and wanted to test my footing or see a trusted sign or something. After I took this pic, I sat down with the work. The editors begin their introduction by saying "Haiku has never not renewed itself." The work collected here demonstrates that fact in exciting ways. I'll take this as a sign and keep going. 

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

The Alberta Book Publishing Conference Edmonton was excellent! Thank you to the Book Publishers Association of Alberta for inviting me to give a presentation. I had a great time, learned lots, and met lots of wonderful people in the publishing industry and a number of writers I've had contact with or followed online over the years. It was great to meet in person.   

Here's a snip of my post on the Saskatchewan Poet Laureate Facebook page: 

Here's another Facebook post:

The road trip held many lovely surprises. At a light in North Battleford we were treated to this view of murals by Allen Sapp. 

And on the way home we met up with this bear feeding in a patch of clover at the roadside.  

All of this will feed my work.

Monday, September 25, 2017

The trip to La Ronge for the Wild Rice Writers Group's 25th

...was fantastic! Thank you to the organizers for inviting me to be part of the celebration and to the funders, partners, and sponsors who make events like this possible. Here's a snip of my post on the Saskatchewan Poet Laureate Facebook page where all the event photos are posted:

And here's one of my posts from the next morning:

And here's the pic I posted with it:

It was a beautiful morning in many ways. This too I posted on Facebook:

From the beautiful Bear River

to beautiful bears themselves

this whole experience was pure magic! I posted this sighting on Facebook too:

Congratulations again to the Wild Rice Writers Group on their 25th anniversary. Their many innovative and effective community engagement projects over the years achieved with the help of funders, community partners, and sponsors are truly impressive.

Thursday, September 07, 2017

25th Anniversary Celebration of the Wild Rice Writers Group happening on September 22 and 23 in La Ronge! What a great honour to be invited to be part of the celebration and to be among so many wonderful writers. I've been to two literary events in La Ronge in the past and they were great fun and very well attended. Such a great community and La Ronge is such a beautiful part of the North. The title of my talk for this occasion is "Driving North Through the Digital Forest: Writers at the Wheel."