TRC Reading Challenge

though i made an informal pledge last year to read the Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, yesterday i made it official by signing up at The TRC Reading Challenge. i admit the Report not an easy read, & i’m only 10% through. but reconciliation will only come from understanding the truth. our full history […]

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April is Poetry Month in Barrie

Not only has Mayor Jeff Lehman proclaimed April to be Poetry Month in the City of Barrie, but his office has asked me to read a poem before Council on 10 April to celebrate Poetry City.  The poem I read two years ago at Council was just accepted for an anthology expected in 2018, along with a […]

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Road Home: Barrie Manor reading Wednesday

Two Poets Laureate celebrate National Poetry Month this Wednesday evening at 7 pm at Barrie Manor, 340 Blake Street (at Johnson). Entitled, The Road Home, Barrie’s own Poet Laureate – me – will join Greater Sudbury’s recently minted Laureate, Kimberly Fahner, for an evening of poetry, open to the public, free admission. So if you missed me at the […]

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Last Minute Funding for Public Readings

From the Writers’ Union of Canada: Due to some cancellations, there is still some funding left in the National Public Readings Program for readings that take place before March 31, 2016! If you know a host who would like you to do a reading, direct them to our website at http://www.writersunion.ca/content/national-public-readings. Applications must be received before March 18, […]

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