Hi folks! I’m so happy to be back as Writer-in-Residence at Regina Beach! It’s wonderful to be able to stay in my inlaws’ cottage at Lumsden Beach and wander over to the Last Mountain Lake Cultural Centre to work. This summer marks the end of my stint here and it’s been so much fun! I’ve met so many creative, loving and compassionate people during my time here. All the years (25+) I’ve been coming to RB from LB to get groceries I had no idea the amazing community I’d been missing! So, even though I’ll be finished at the end of this summer, I know I’m not finished with this community.
But while I’m here now, I’m working on final edits for the anthology project, setting up readings for the launches and encouraging people to keep on writing. Today I met with our designer, Amber. Later this week, I’ll be setting up official launch dates. And on Monday night, from 7 to 9 pm I’ve invited local writers to gather at the LMLCC for Write On! I see it as an unstructured time to talk about writing, share writing, and do the writing thing. We’ll try it for a few weeks and see how it goes. And, I’m hoping we’ll all be able to take in the Poetry Slam and banquet that local artist, Carol Daniels, is organizing because I told her I’d be one of the judges.
Never a dull moment in this community, I swear!