I never thought that this would happen. Really. I was minding my own business, blogging
away in near isolation about these fantastically talented authors and poets I watched at all these Ottawa literary events. Sometimes with just a brief entry or two, sometimes with a fully developed paragraph of thoughts, and eventually I figured I'd bring along a camera to record what I saw...then... out of the blue, I received an offer last month to write a column in the Ottawa Citizen. It will be about my take on the local literary scene. It should appear every other week. My first column appears this Sunday, 25 September 2005, in the Citizen's Weekly
I also got another event photo published in Quill & Quire
this month. It's out on newstands today. Featured are several members from Ottawa's Wordlympic Slam Team. A similar picture was published earlier this month on my weblog.
Local Ottawa poet and bookseller, jwcurry is giving a sound & related textu(r)al perfomance this weekend, along with vocal aid by Max Middle
. This event, the Hit'N'Run Lecture Series #1, is entitled Messagio Galore take II
. I just got wind of the event a few days ago when jw mailed me a post card. Have a great weekend!