Writing Guild Call for a New Member

Wanted: one new member for the Thunder Bay Writers Guild. The Guild is a well-established writing group of 12 members who meet monthly to critique each other’s work and to support and encourage each other in the writing process.

Requirements: to be actively writing and able to produce a polished piece of work (fiction or non-fiction, not poetry) to be critiqued every few months. Able to attend meetings at the college on the 2nd Monday of each month.

Interested? Please send 2 pieces of your work (fiction or non-fiction—between 1,500 - 3,000 words, no poetry) to Jack Shedden at no5rdnorth@gmail.com

Deadline: Wednesday 31st October 2018

Great Opportunity for Writers

Great Opportunity for Writers
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Friday, December 9, 2016

A Poem about Mothers to End the Year by Siobhan Farrell


Mothers

They gather like a tribe of warriors with
painted faces and sharpened nails endlessly
circling the fire fanning flames with scented
boughs, searching for wood checking for signs
from the universe in bear scat , in the warm
nests of their smooth cheeked children,
sprinkling clear untroubled waters into

gardens sprouting butterflies bathed in
moonlight, chasing off virtual bullies,
telemarketers, checking ID’s of drunks
wearing Armani suits, picking up dirty
needles, shucking bullets, scaring TV zealots
or robots crashing firewalls crossing lines,
knitting merino wool socks, sharing ancient
recipes to calm oceans halting sharp
rocks tumbling down mountainsides.

Misreading the signs, they sometimes covet
their children too long needing reminders
that their work is done, to open a link in the
chain, widening the circle making it stronger,
blessed by sage, rose petals  and juniper berries,
nourishing the earth where they dance through
wind and rain, through seasons of hate and
bloodshed, clasping their fingers in love
and light, holding the world together.

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