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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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

A Boy From the Woods by Micah Pawluk

At the mega book signing at Chapters last Saturday, I picked up "A Boy from the Woods," a poetry collection by Micah Pawluk. The poems are uneven, some dazzling and others not so much but, nevertheless I enjoyed the collection very much. Many describe the northern forest, the loss and longing of love, the deep emotional connection to the land, the call of literature and poetry. These are poems to read out loud. They would be great on a canoe trip beside the camp fire. I can almost hear the fire crackle as I read them.

Here is the opening poem, one that many northerners can relate to immediately.

A Boy From the Woods

I come from the woods,
Son of a trapper,
I learned to fish and hunt,
to respect the land and all life.
To walk silently, studying
the secret ways of birds and animals,
the dangers of dark frozen creeks.
I come from the woods,
and the wilderness never left my heart.
 It's calling, always calling.

Sunshine Creek photo Joan M. Baril

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