Category Archives: writing conferences


Word Vancouver 2023

I hadn’t been to Word Vancouver for several years. This year exhibitors were in the ice rink and readings and panels took place in the adjoining UBC classrooms and on the pavement level above. Here we see a typically Vancouver … Continue reading

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So long Seattle

Nearly a week has slid by since I waved goodbye to Seattle in the drizzly rain, my drizzly cold wreaking its final revenge as I worked my way through as many in-flight movies as I could en route to London … Continue reading

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AWP Seattle

Entering day 3 of AWP 2014 – and the first overcast day we’ve had. Sun shone on the 12,000 writers toiling up and down the escalators of the Washington State Convention Centre, on their way to windowless rooms and intellectual … Continue reading

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Full steam ahead: a week of talks!

Lots going on this week. If you’re in town I hope you can make it to one or more of these different events! On Tuesday evening, March 19, look for me in Fernwood, where I’m talking urban agriculture at Fernwood … Continue reading

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READing and retreating

I am back at St Peter’s Abbey for another winter writing retreat with the Saskatchewan Writers Guild and CARFAC artists. Mild and sunny outside, with hungry birds loading up on free peanuts. When I first started coming to the winter … Continue reading