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Monday, March 20, 2006

Bill's Sunday Nite Triumph

Railroad Bill (a.k.a. William Hawkins), not to be confused with Boxcar Willie (a.k.a. Lecil Travis Martin), graced Ottawa with another poetry reading last evening. To my knowledge Railroad Bill, unlike Boxcar Willie, has never been invited to perform at the Grand Ole Opry. But I haven't ruled out this possibility one day.

Yesterday was also a time to reminisce and read poetry as the late Juan O'Neill was in the minds and hearts of well over 60 people who jammed the sweltering basement and part of the upstairs of the Royal Oak Pub for a memorial reading.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was great to see you at the reading Sunday, John. You are a tireless supporter of Ottawa's literary community, and your presence is always appreciated.

A quick word I utterly neglected to share with those gathered Sunday night: a big thank-you goes to rob mclennan for helping to get this reading together. And, of course, a big thanks again to William Hawkins himself for a wonderful reading.

Tuesday, March 21, 2006 11:39:00 PM  

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