Beginning July 9, a collection of my paintings, Real Straight Talk About Souls, will be on display at the Woodcroft branch of Edmonton Public Library. The exhibit is part of a larger, ongoing body of work in which the titles of the paintings are borrowed from beat poet Jack Kerouac’s writings — mostly from Dharma […]
R. Ross Annett Award for Children’s Literature Georgia Graham (Lacombe) – Cub’s Journey Home, Red Deer Press Howard O’Hagan Award for Short Story Laurie MacFayden (Edmonton) – “Haircut,” Alberta Views Georges Bugnet Award for Fiction Gisèle Villeneuve (Calgary) – Rising Abruptly, University of Alberta Press Wilfrid Eggleston Award for Nonfiction Sydney Sharpe and Don Braid (Calgary) – Notley Nation: […]
I’m honoured to be among the writers on this year’s Alberta Literary Awards shortlist. My short story Haircut (published in Alberta Views) is a finalist for the Howard O’Hagan Award. Winners will be announced at the Alberta Literary Awards Gala on June 10 in the Lister Centre at the University of Alberta in Edmonton. The Writers Guild of Alberta […]
What would you say to your younger self? Dear Younger Me … A letter to myself Sunday, Nov. 6, 2-3:30 p.m. Latitude 53, 10242 106 St, Edmonton Six area writers have been invited to pen letters to their younger selves, whether as children or as young adults, and share these aloud with the audience, followed by a Q […]
your morning beauty your eyes in civil twilight the small of your back your sweet sweet kindnesses the love in your eyes seen through my eyes your quiet magic votre chapeau blanc votre chemise bleue your willingness your hopeful your aching rocking rhythm that flicker that grin that curling in you do when we entwine your mysterious […]
to make a river proud — i do not have the tools for this. river says yes, you do, child. yes you have eyes, ears, strong hands and a fine heart. you are my beloved and i will always be proud of you.