Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Kingston Writers Festival, 2011

I really enjoyed the panel with Y.S. Lee and Susan Olding (host). Actually I loved the more formal format of the Kingston Writers Festival held last September 22-25 in the Holiday Inn, on the waterfront. I was actually given a personal helper/ handler, Carol, MacDonnel who was just wonderful. I daresay Kingstonians are very posh! I wish I could remember the special designation given to them but it's gone now lost in my memory. I will never forget eating gnocci, for the very first time, which choice I made because I had read an interesting description of it in Camilla Gibb's "Sweetness in the Belly". The singular down moment was finding out that the festival bookstore did not have my book but I shrugged that off, too. Things happen and I still had a wonderful time reading, talking and listening to other panels.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Storytelling the Coffee Break

It was with great interest I engaged in my daughter Stephanie's short movie project, which assignment was to depict change in a 90 second video. She was the writer, director and producer while Dorothy Odartey-Wellington and I acted. It's nice to see storytelling manifesting in the genes of my baby girl, and I can't wait to see what more she has to offer as she is still in high school. Enjoy!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

The Guelph Symposium on the War of 1812


On Saturday February 25th, I attended the Guelph Symposium on the War of 1812 and was surprised at the vibrant market place of history, by way of talks, books, period costumes and fashion shows, and everything for sale or on exhibition from shoes to muskets. And to boot, there was a real drum major ushering us in to our various halls on time. I delivered on Richard Pierpoint. A man who has taken me on an amazing journey so far.