Monthly Archives: August 2012

 

ALECC 2012 – Space + Memory = Place (day 3)

We began our Friday in a state of suspended animation, awaiting the arrival of various participants and speakers who were caught in a spectacular traffic snarl caused by a 3am accident that took down power lines in central Kelowna and … Continue reading

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ALECC 2012 – Space + Memory = Place (day 2)

The conference got properly underway on Thursday, commencing with an afternoon reading by Cornelia Hoogland, who offered us her essay “Sea Level” which had been finalist in the CBC Nonfiction contest this year, and which opened things up with thought … Continue reading

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ALECC 2012 – Space + Memory = Place (day 1)

The ALECC conference has been held in Kelowna – plus a little time in Penticton – which is in the midst of its summer heat. Temperatures on Sunday forecast to reach 34c (93f)… good for the Okanagan fruit which is … Continue reading

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Calgary interlude

I spent a very pleasant long weekend in Calgary, visiting old friends and having occasional excursions to sprawly bits of the city on shopping missions or the green and pleasant farmers markets in Calgary and Millarville. I’d been to the … Continue reading

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Sage Hill, Strawberry Scones, farewell

I’m pausing in Calgary after an exhausting and exhilarating ten days in Saskatchewan. It was my second Sage Hill Writing Experience – a poetry colloquium a few Springs back was my introduction, but the summer writing program was a first, … Continue reading

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