Category Archives: writing retreats


Farewell to 2012

Tis the season to look back over a busy year at the Iambic Cafe, as I wish you all a happy, healthy and sustainable 2013! January… Copenhagen, mostly in the rain, and then some Cambridge…           … 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


The future of meat?

The last few days at the SWG writers and artists colony are shooting past. The nuthatches returned last week, in fighting form, shooing away chickadees and picking all the largest peanuts to stash in nearby tree trunks. Meanwhile my inbox … 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


Sick as a dog for Animal Health Week

I’m in Banff again and at last, having left Victoria on Saturday morning for the long drive (some 932 km according to Google Map). I’d intended to stop over in Kamloops, but the wandering Irishman who vocalizes my GPS system … Continue reading

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