Category Archives: Writing

Participate in the #TwitterFiction Festival March 2014

In November 2013 Twitter UK announced the first international #TwitterFiction Festival 2014 in partnership with Penguin Random House and the Association of American Publishers. Participate in this week-long real-time digital festival March 12-16, 2014. Continue reading

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Hill’s Florist & Gift Baskets Honours Veterans with Window Display

Hill’s Florist & Gift Baskets is a Bloorcourt Village fixture and family business finalizing plans for its 80th anniversary open-house celebrations on November 30th. Prior to that event owner Lisa Hill-Callas had something else in mind – honouring veterans,  including … Continue reading

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Bloor Ossington Folk Festival Sept 20-22 Toronto

This year (third year)  the folk festival is being held at Christie Pits and nearby venues from Friday Sept. 20 to Sunday Sept. 22 2013.  Three days of free folk music. Also check out their Facebook page. Here is … Continue reading

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Why would you subject yourself to a 72-hour marathon of writing  a novel from scratch? I can’t speak for the other contestants of the International 3-Day Novel Contest who joined me on Labour Day Weekend challenge (August 31 to September … Continue reading

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Experience a World Premiere – Patches of Blue – The Musical

Last updated: April 25 2011 I recently had the tremendous privilege of attending the first full rehearsal for a new Canadian musical for which the World Premiere is set for the last weekend in May. Patches of Blue – The … Continue reading

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A Night For New Zealand Benefit Concert raised over $3,000

Last updated: April 25, 2011 11:00 p.m. The April 16 2011 benefit concert at St. Matthew’s United Church on St. Clair in Toronto was a great success with over $3,000 in cash raised to support the victims of the recent earthquake … Continue reading

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Happy 9/11 Birthday

I had more on my mind than your birthday as I held my carefully-composed resignation letter gleefully close waiting for the right moment to spring it on my boss when someone yelled that a plane had just flown into the World Trade Centre Continue reading

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Chains If only I were free of the love chains that bind me the hate chains the hurt chains the grief that entwines me. If only it were simple and easy to be free of the knots and the tightly … Continue reading

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My Pomegranate

My Pomegranate Because your universe of hidden passages And juicy tidbits Belies your leather-like exterior Because your hive of thin membranes Supports your plump ruby jewels Because you taste sweet yet tart Because your fragrance is unearthly Because each of … Continue reading

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Top-selling Female Book Authors

I took a few minutes to review Saturday’s Globe and Mail’s lists of best-selling books because I was curious to see how many of the titles are by female authors. According to the references provided, the lists were compiled from sales … Continue reading

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