It was a challenging winter; my father passed on at the Winter Solstice. It was a sudden and unexpected loss that touched me more deeply than most anything in my life ever has. My family and friends helped me through the most difficult places and I’m grateful for the love that surrounded me and my extended family. Dad was a good man. I was blessed to know him as a father and I will always miss his presence. Though I’ve been unable to write about the loss, I have been healing and keeping busy.
Earlier this year, Radiant Press offered to publish my second collection of poetry! I was thrilled to accept! And so, The Dry Valley is forthcoming, September 2019. I have started planning visits across the country to celebrate. Please contact me or my publisher for opportunities.
In the meantime, on April 21, consider attending right the earth, an afternoon’s immersion in the arts. It’s open to anyone interested in renewing, beginning, or developing their creative practice. It’s also an invitation to honour Earth Day by connecting your passion and compassion for our planet to a guided exploration in creative expression. And, it’s an opportunity to place your creative energy into work with text and textiles, music and movement, doodles and drawings, graphics and more.
Finally, on April 26th, the 32nd anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, I’ll read from a new manuscript of work, Unclear Future, at Mitzu Sweet Cafe & Sushi in Moose Jaw, thanks to an invitation from the Saskatchewan Festival of Words’ Performers’ Cafe monthly reading series.
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