Monday, June 21, 2010

What's up in my writing world

A reason to celebrate: Last Thursday I got the good news that an article of mine won The Word Guild Award in the Children/Young Adult Article category. (The list of results is here.)

And on Tuesday - tomorrow, June 22nd -  I'll be  part of our MSA Poets Potpourri Blue Moon Reading series. (Alvin Ens - the frequent prize-winning Abbotsford poet and I are the featured readers.) There will also an open mic. Anyone interested can come. It's at the:
Clearbrook Library
32320 George Ferguson Way, Abbotsford, BC
6:30-8:30 p.m.,
Admission is free

Monday, June 07, 2010

R.I.P. poet coach

John Wooden died last Friday, only four months short of being a centenarian. According to an article by Christianity Today, this "greatest coach who ever lived," wrote a love letter to his wife on the 21st of every month after she died on March 21, 1985.

 "A teacher never knows what stays with those he or she is teaching. You do your best using the tools at your disposal. Poetry was one of my many tools," Wooden says in an article he just wrote for Poetry Magazine. Part of the article is excerpted here, the entire will be available on July 1st.