2020 is for writing

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Make 2020 the year you write your memoirs Join me for In Your Own Words: Learn to Write a Memoir  It’s a Metro Adult Continuing Education class that starts: Wednesday, …

Poetry Moves on Transit

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One of my poems is going for a ride on the Edmonton Transit Service (ETS)! It’s one of four entries chosen in a fall poetry contest. The contest was held …

Memoir versus autobiography

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One of the world’s longest autobiographies is a set of 26 novels. Kalle Päätalo started his Iijoki books in the 1970s and kept going until the 90s. His giant oeuvre …

Book launch this Friday

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This Friday, Nov. 8, is the launch of The War Memory Project. The Alexandra Writers Centre Society (AWCS) collected essays, stories and poems from Alberta authors for the anthology. The …

Memoir + wine

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A sunny vineyard, a glass of wine…and your laptop.   Wine and writing go together. There’s even scientific proof! In 2017, a group of researchers found alcohol improved creativity. Would …

Dirt road Storrys

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A dirt road brings me home. A dirt road brings me to where I grew up in Nova Scotia in the Gaspereau Valley. This dirt road is made of mud …

Medalta on my mind

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“Are those Medalta?” asked a woman, stopping to look at my find.
“Yes,” I said.
“Wow. You scored big.”

Nice to meet you

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Through time, names in stories fade. The people become stick figures in the tales we tell, their identities stripped.