Dear Fr. Matthew
Read the rest of this memoir on brian's blog at briangspare.com.
Publishing Thunder Bay's Writers Send submissions: short fiction, poetry, reviews, creative non-fiction. literary events to email@example.com
Dear Fr. Matthew
A Simple Query
Once more the sun comes up again
To grace with warmth cold scenery,
While universe light can't explain
Conducts sphere's vast machinery.
Our race continues flight frenetic
Inherent in first maverick gene;
Wild quark and atom spin kinetic
To spheroid stresses yet unseen.
All life pursues a fresh employment
While exercising on mixed green
Set patterns instinct with enjoyment,
Connecting needs sublime and mean.
White gulls and gnats here fly to task
Procuring scraps, partaking food.
Why does mind brood apart and ask
What I must do to mesh with mood.
• The Betrayers by David Bezmozgis (HarperCollins Canada)
• Tell by Frances Itani (HarperCollins Canada)
• Us Conductors by Sean Michaels (Random House Canada)
• The Girl Who Was Saturday Night by Heather O'Neill (HarperCollins Canada)
• All My Puny Sorrows by Miriam Toews (Knopf Canada)
• The Ever After of Ashwin Rao by Padma Viswanathan (Random House Canada)
I write to fulfill my destiny. I write to confront everything that confused, vexed and pained me in life. I write to celebrate everything that enlarges me, lends me scope, allows me to fit within this body that contains me. I write so that I might see myself, others, the world and the universe through the only lens that truly transcends the mundane, the probable, the ordinary and restricting - the imagination. I write to extend my own boundaries. If I never published anything again, I would still write for the same reasons…
The book that “was ripped up, burned, bowdlerized, rejected, resurrected, lost, dismissed, forgotten, thrown away, flogged, flayed and eventually cerebrated" is 100 years old this month. Happy birthday to James Joyce’s The Dubliners, the essential book of short stories and among them the greatest short story ever. The Dead.
Manitoba Young Readers' Choice Award! http://www.mcnallyrobinson.com/browse.php?txtCatID=1079&intSearchOffset=0 Karen
Hi Joan, I'm excited to let you know that Sabotage got shortlisted for the 2014 Arthur Ellis Award for Best Juvenile/YA Crime Book! The winner will be announced on June 5. Karen
Northwestern Ontario Writers' Workshop presents
Clam Chowder and Chocolate-Covered Peanuts:
A Reading with
and a poetry open mic!!!
This February 25, you could stay home and celebrate International Clam Chowder Day, or International Chocolate-Covered Peanut Day (although hopefully not at the same time!) Or, you could come out and enjoy a reading by some authors that are sure to satisfy all aspects of your palate. All are welcome!
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 7 pm - Brodie Library Fireside Room- 316 Brodie St. South, Thunder Bay
Information Session for Professional Writers and Spoken Word Artists
The Ontario Arts Council (OAC) would like to invite professional writers and spoken word artists to attend an information session to learn more about OAC grants and services.
Do you have questions about:
· Eligibility for grants;
· The grant application process, deadlines and support material;
· How to draft clear, concise grant applications;
· How grant decisions are made;
· How juries are selected.
Please join Jack Illingworth, OAC Literature Officer, and Marilyn McIntosh, OAC Northwestern Consultant, for an informative evening.Information SessionMary J. L. Black Library (Community Program Room) 901 South Edward Street, Thunder Bay Thursday, February 20, 2014 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
No RSVP required.The information session will be conducted in English only.
For more information please contact Marilyn McIntosh in Thunder Bay at 807-622-4279 (toll-free at 1-866-391-2221 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We would like to thank the Thunder Bay Public Library for hosting this session.
Four categories, fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction.
Free for members, 10$ for non members.
Limit two subs per category.
Check it out at nowwwriters.org.
What book do you want to find in your stocking of Christmas morning? Send me your pick or picks and all go into a draw for a copy of Caught by Lisa Moore. Send to joanbaril@ gmail.com. Send more than one pick and all goes in the hat. Draw takes place on December 21.
Publish your work. All submissions welcome. Poetry, short fiction, memoir, non-fiction - sent to email@example.com. Can be previously published.