Category Archives: Past readings at the DIRW Festival

Dispatch #2 from the Denman Island Readers and Writers Festival 2014

A few days have passed since the Denman Island Readers Writers Festival. ¬†Although this 2nd and final post touches ever so lightly on my observations on the Festival, I confess that I was more concerned that the world beyond our esoteric activity was in discord; the shooting down and massacre of the lost souls on […]

Dispatch # 1 from the Denman Island Readers and Writers Festival 2014

Thursday, July 17 Douglas Gibson is a Canadian publishing icon. He is also a delightful gentleman. Today, in a workshop at the Denman Island Readers and Writers Festival, after drawing out the wide-ranging, writerly inclinations of the 10 of us taking his course, Doug Gibson shared a wealth of information and anecdotes on his over […]

My first reading of Like a Child to Home…and other 3rd day events

It was a busy day. My personal highlight was the local writers reading, late in the afternoon, in the cool, breeze-wafted venue of the Seniors gym, a comfortable space draped in an honour guard of hanging quilts, cushioned by silk¬† sky-covers and a very receptive audience. There were 5 local writers reading this day: The […]

The Denman Island Readers Writers Festival July 18 and 19

As a just published author, I found Terry Fallis’ workshop at the Denman Island Readers and Writers Festival on Thursday particularly timely. I accept the proposition that I need to promote, promote, promote. Time will surely tell. In terms of writing style, I usually let my stories lead the way. I have two novels in […]