Newsy tidbits, plus an invitation

Okay, so it’s mid-June and I keep thinking May’s just wrapping up, LOL. Oh well, at least it’s been mostly good things keeping me busy. 🙂 In fact, I had wonderful news in May, three times over!

One of my poems (“Irregular Shapes”) received an honourable mention in the Shuswap Association of Writers’ 2016 Askew’s Foods’ Word on the Lake Writing Contest (Poetry category), and my essay “Birthing Relationships” won second place in the same contest (but in the Non-fiction category). Woot, woot! I’m so grateful to all the industrious, art-minded folk who support and nurture literary arts.

I also found out that my novel HOOKED is a 2016 RONE finalist. I’ll find out in October if it’s the grand winner, but even making the final cut has me dancing around my office with honor and delight! 🙂

Last but not least, if you live in the Terrace area and fancy an evening of reading and chat for a good cause, I urge you to come out to “Words of Welcome,” a group reading/fundraising event, at the Terrace Public Library tomorrow night (7:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 14, 2016).

Eden Robinson, Adrienne Fitzpatrick, Al Lehmann and I will each be reading a short excerpt or two from a published work or work-in-progress, and will be on hand for a question and answer period. Entry is by donation, with all proceeds going to the new families moving into Terrace from Syria. It promises to be an entertaining, thought-provoking night–and it’s for an excellent cause. Please come!

Words of Welcome_Syrian Refugee Fundraiser Reading

6 thoughts on “Newsy tidbits, plus an invitation

  1. Oh my! I wish you could have attended too! (I love the north and would feel like an uprooted cedar if I were ever to leave it . . . but I confess, sometimes I do feel out of the loop/a bit covetous of the connections and writerly friendships that flourish near you. Ah, well!)


  2. Ev, I am well – about to start a leave from work (yay!) and we will be spending much of the summer in BC. We have four grandchildren now.



  3. Oh hooray, Jude! Enjoy every minute of your leave and the visit to see your grandchildren. Four? Wow! 🙂 I am expecting my first grandbaby any day. My daughter is due today actually (July 2)! And maybe it goes without saying, but I’ll say it anyway, I hope your writing is going well. Happy summer to you. 🙂


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