"Blood Eagle"; Bloody freezing

My poem “Blood Eagle” appears on page 176 of the Winter / Summer 2012 issue of Poetry Quarterly Magazine. Click on the “Expand” button and navigate to 176 at the bottom. Thanks to the editors at PQ!

So here we are at the end of June, the the big 11 degrees and pouring. Though I understand some of this country is still experiencing a heat wave. They say we’re warming up starting tomorrow. I hope so.

Thanks, thanks; Yeeehaaaw!

Yes, there I am at last weekend’s Writers Guild of Alberta conference at Hotel Arts in Calgary, schmoozing it up and having a lot of fun. Good to see old friends and make new ones, join in some interesting discussions and celebrate writers and writing in Alberta.  Thanks to WGA staff and board members for a memorable weekend.

Thanks also to Susan Toy of Alberta Books Canada for the Friday Reads shout out featuring myself and Anne Sorbie, here. Susan is a dedicated supporter of Alberta books and authors through her business. And we do appreciate the support!

Next up: a reading from the Stampede Noir anthology at Owl’s Nest Books on July 11th. More details to follow!

WGA Conference

My Life Into Story workshop went really well on May 26th. We had a good group and some interesting discussions. Thanks to everyone who came out, and thanks to Robin with the Alexandra Writers’ Centre Society for all your help!

Looking forward to this year’s Writers Guild of Alberta Conference, this weekend at Hotel Arts and Memorial Park Library. Looks like there’s a great lineup of presenters and events, and of course, the awards gala. Should be an excellent weekend.