Spring Awakening Cabaret – An Evening of Music, Comedy and Poetry

Posted by GailSidonieSobat on March 24, 2011 in General Blabbity Blab |

A FunRaiser and Silent Auction for YouthWrite and SWYC!!! April 9th,  Doors at 7:30 Holy Trinity Anglican Church 10037 – 84 Avenue Edmonton, AB Tickets $20 (includes a drink and a draw) This is a liquor licensed event Featuring: Charlie Austin, Bob Jahrig, Al Brant, Cathleen Rootsaert, Timothy Anderson, Dawn Sadoway, Barbara North, the Raving […]


Outraged: Writing with Power, Purpose and Passion by A Harpy

Posted by GailSidonieSobat on March 15, 2011 in General Blabbity Blab |

Thanks to the CFUW organizers of this event for the opportunity to speak on March 9th and host our panel. In the 21st Century there is certainly cause for outrage.  And despite the advances of the last half a century, globally and locally, women and women writers still have much to be outraged about.  But […]


A Group Poem from Some Fabu Young Writers

Posted by GailSidonieSobat on March 7, 2011 in General Blabbity Blab |

I had the pleasure of working with some fine young wordsmiths this past Friday at the beautiful new edifice that is the Strathcona County Library.  In my workshop, Digging Deep, I provided the prompt, “I was most courageous when…” and this is what the gang came up with! Enjoy this group poem: I was most […]


Writers Deserve to Eat!

Posted by GailSidonieSobat on March 1, 2011 in General Blabbity Blab |

Weekly, I am outraged about something.  This week–among other issues–I am very concerned about being a writer, who like every other professional, deserves to be paid. If you don’t already know, most every Canadian writer must supplement his/her income with other employment.  Such work takes away from writing time and uninterrupted concentration on a work-in-progress.  […]

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