Hi Guys The polls are in and the location has been chosen! Spring Rolls! Mark your calendars June 25th, 6:30pm @ SpringRolls Writing Prompt: You have to break the news to your parents… you were adopted. See you there! p.s. it would be helpful if you could confirm whether you are coming or not in the … Continue reading June 25th Summer Social! Update!
So I went to Toronto’s newest conference for writers, the Emerging Voices Creative Writer’s Conference, and it was a blast. Very fun, learned a lot, wrote a lot, ate a lot (catering sandwiches are so yummy!), the whole shebank. And it’s always a refreshing step to be among writers just starting their writer’s journey and … Continue reading The Three Steps to becoming a Writer
The Patchy Squirrel! Created by the venerable Stuart Ross and Dani Couture, both veterans of the Toronto lit scene, this is an email listing you should be a part of if you want a weekly low-down of Torontonian events ranging from poetry slams to writing workshops. To sign up for the Patchy Squirrel Lit-Serv, send … Continue reading The Patchy Squirrel Litserver and other ways to get hooked on Toronto’s Literary scene (Part 2)
Hello dear writers The Eh list author series and writer-in-residence (p.s. http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/writer-in-residence/) program at the Toronto Public Library are very good ways to meet authors, chat with others writers, listen to writing advice and walk out feeling all writerly and ready to start abusing your computer until it spits out the novel you wanted to … Continue reading The Patchy Squirrel Litserver and other ways to get hooked on Toronto’s Literary scene (Part 1)
For those who remember my previous blog on the Dragnet anthology, I hope that you remembered to buy it and read it and enjoyed it most tremendously. So start weeping tears like a cook peeling onions as in recent literary news it has been announced on it’s twitter feed that Dragnet has been put on … Continue reading RIP: Dragnet magazine 2011-2013
Knowing that I’m talking to nobody but writers here, every one of you buggers has heard about Nanowrimo, every writer’s favourite (and stressful) month. The one time when the internet and every writer you meet agree that you MUST try and declare vive la revolution against sleep and a caffeine-free life and write a 50,000 … Continue reading Nanowrimo! Nanowrimo! NanoWrimo!!!
So some guy called Seamus Heaney died a month ago. He was considered “one of the greatest poets of this generation” as plucked from any obituary from the major papers. Funny thing is I wasn’t aware of this man’s existence until after he ceased to exist. Or even much less read any of his poetry, … Continue reading Raise your hand if you are a poet