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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Last Reading Night of the Season

Writer Amy Jones, who introduced the last reading night of the winter

The last reading night of this winter was opened by the poets. Alan Campbell read "The Sun and the Clouds," written by Savannah Polenske and published in the anthology Thundering, recently released.  Poet Doug Livingston's work started "The delicate tundra of the soaring hills." Writer Jim Foulds asked "Why is it I travel So Much in Foreign Lands?" He ended with a moving poem about a child with cancer titled "Variations on a Theme by William Blake with Assistance from a Nursery Rhyme."

Short fiction writer John Pringle, with his usual wit and humour, tackled the problem of communication in relationships in a story of a mismatched couple. His second story "The Wig" envisioned a society completely devoted to vanity. The piece starts: Give me back my wig," she said.

Marianne Jones read an excerpt from her mystery The Serenity Stone Mystery published by Split Tree Press, It is slated to be released this coming June.

After the break, Edgar J. Lavoie read a meditation on the subject of boats and specifically the journey of the tiny wooden canoe, launched at Nipigon in the classic children's book Paddle to the Sea, by Holling C. Holling. Lavoie connected the adventures of the tiny craft to his own journey through life. His newest mystery, Geraldton Back Doors, featuring sleuth Kennet Forbes, has his hero meeting two strange drug dealers on a lonely bush road. Yikes!

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