Category: wfnb

Writing Prompts #3

An opening line … 20 minutes … no self-editing … 3 … 2 … 1 … Write! They say Old Weezie’s been reading palms out of her run-down shack for a hundred years or more. Though she doesn’t look so old. I’ve been visiting her shack ever since […]

Writing Prompts #2

An opening line, 20 minutes, no self-editing … let’s do this! My husband disappeared on August 28, 1998. One minute he was there, beside me browsing the stalls in the busy Farmers’ Market, and the next he wasn’t. At first I thought he must have just popped into […]

Writing Prompts #1

I have decided that I’m going to not just write more in 2018, but write more creative types of things. So in that spirit I want to try a new weekly exercise using Writing Prompts. Just Google “Writing Prompts” and you can find all kinds of things to […]

Words on Water Pre-Irish Festival

Recently I accepted the position of Vice President at Words on Water, the Miramichi’s longest running performance art series featuring poetry, prose, spoken word and music. I’ve been informally involved with the group off and on for over a decade, but now it’s official. So that’s pretty exciting! […]

Back in Action

I am many weeks over due for an update. I was very sick for a bit, thought I was well again but relapsed. All together I was severely ill for 6-8 weeks. MUCH too long! But I have been recovered for one full week and a day now. […]

Dawn Comes Early

I am literally up at the crack of dawn this morning, despite not getting to bed until nearly 1 am. I must truly be feeling better. This morning my mom and four of my aunts, her sisters, are heading west to visit my other aunt, their other sister, […]

Blown Away

On the weekend my eldest nieces sent me their writing samples for the upcoming Blue Pencil Cafe at the Writers’ Federation of New Brunswick’s WordSpring festival. One did poetry and the other a short story. I was blown away by both of them.

Torch Passing

Yesterday I registered myself and my two 16-year-old nieces for the WFNB’s WordSpring event coming to the Miramichi next month. I am really excited to take them to this and to have them exposed to the NB writing community at such a young age. I was in my […]

Walking Through Ashes in Eden

I went to Sackville on Saturday to hear a talk given by a friend who attended a week long workshop in Colorado last year by the author of Women Who Run With the Wolves. I have been out of the creative scene for years now, and honestly I […]