As you've noticed, I've been on a break. A fabulous, productive break. Spent five weeks working madly on poetry at the Banff Centre Writing Studio. It was one of those experiences that I know I will look back on and see as a turning point in my life. I worked harder and better than I ever had before and met some absolutely amazing people, some of whom I know will be a part of my life for a very long time. Once I returned I taught a weekend class at Women's Words. And now here I am, catching up on life.
First up, I wanted to let you know that the interviews will be resuming shortly, either this weekend or next. I have some fabulous women lined up--you'll have to check back to see who!
For my little chapbook giveaway, I finally drew names and the charming Brenda Schmidt will be receiving her copy in the mail sometime during the next fortnight. For those who are in Edmonton and would like to hear me read from it (and perhaps purchase their own copy), please come to the launch at Hulbert's on Sunday June 21, from 3-5.
In other news, remember my excitement about the film Who Does She Think She Is?? Well, it's finally coming to the Metro in Edmonton next weekend. Obviously, I was going to go to it, but what's even more thrilling (for me anyway), is that I have been asked to sit on a panel discussion after the Saturday matinee (1:00pm) viewing. If you're in Edmonton this weekend and at all interested in seeing this film, please do. And if you make it to the screening with the panel, please stop by and say hello.
And finally, Lisa Martin-DeMoor, a fabulous local poet, mother and reader of this blog (*wave*) is putting together what seems to me to be a much-needed and important anthology. She's put out a call for submissions and queries and I've posted it below.