It Might As Well Be Spring

It Might As Well Be Spring


Because here’s our poster by the lovely and talented Elaine Morin for Writing in the Works, taking place on April 11! Can’t wait!

Writing in the Works Spring 2013

The WGA writing retreat at the Banff Centre was excellent. Great to meet with other writers, exchange new ideas, enjoy the mountain air, take in art and music. And do some writing, too. Then there was the Vistas Dining Centre buffet — a bit like writing at an all-inclusive resort. Now it’s back to reality, but I will return to the Banff Centre one day.

In the meantime, there’s Writing in the Works Spring 2013 to look forward to! Featuring readings from new works by¬†Ken Cameron, myself, Steve Passey, Inge Trueman and Roberta Rees, emceed by Susan Calder. A varied and rich lineup with iron and three essential vitamins. That’s coming up on Thursday, April 11, 7 PM at Memorial Park Library, 1221 – 2 St. SW.

Readings, refreshments, book sales…safe to say, I think, that’s it’s pretty much everything you’ve ever dreamed of.


Writers’ Weekend at Calgary Public Library was a lot of fun, as always. Debbie Willis, Naomi Lewis and I fielded a bewildering array of questions and chatted with a lot of writers afterward about the whole crazy business.

And after giving so many people advice, I’ve decided to take some of my own advice and head to the Banff Centre for a few days of solitude and writing. I went on a couple of retreats when my boys were younger and solitude was harder to come by. Now that they’re in junior high and high school, the issue isn’t so much solitude as how I’ve let other things (like teaching — you know, those paying gigs) take up more time than I’m comfortable with. To the extent that I am doing very little of my own writing at the moment.

However, I am sure a few days on retreat will get me back into the writing groove again. Looking forward to it!