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 22, 2016
...left me feeling excited and energized. Thank you to everyone who came out to the reading on Thursday. What 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.
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Friday, May 27, 2016
...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 23, 2016
Monday, May 16, 2016
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.
Tuesday, May 10, 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.