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July 29th, Remnants of Place

On Saturday, July 29th at 6pm, I will be reading at the book launch of Natalie Virginia Lang’s “Remnants of Place” at @massyartssociety! For tickets, click here.

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Free Workshop for Writers

I’m pleased to announce the first of two writing workshops I’ll be offering this year as part of the Professional Artistic Growth Made Accessible project. Revision and Expanding: How to Make Your...

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Fun at Hollyhock Writing Retreat

I had the best time last week teaching in a 7-day writing workshop and retreat at Hollyhock along with Shaena Lambert. The retreat, Tapping the Stream, let us write, teach, and talk craft free of...

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West End Poetry Walkabout (May 6) This walk in Stanley Park to honor Jane Addams' remarkable concepts for benefits of urban neighbourhoods with mixed residents was led by poet Kevin Spenst to honor. We...

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Don’t Miss Unthought Known at B1 Gallery

Seema Shah's body of work involves poignant and thought-provoking cut out phrases from anonymous published material along with some text written by Seema, combined with images she's painted or torn...

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