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Two Scholarship Offers!

Posted by GailSidonieSobat on May 13, 2016 in General Blabbity Blab |

Fire This life that we call our own Is neither strong nor free; A flame in the wind of death, It trembles ceaselessly. And this all we can do To use our little light Before, in the piercing wind, It flickers into night: To yield the heat of the flame, To grudge not, but to […]

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“O, pardon me, thou bleeding piece of earth,/ That I am meek and gentle with these butchers!”*

Posted by GailSidonieSobat on March 3, 2016 in General Blabbity Blab |

I’ve just finished Naomi Klein’s This Changes Everything. I admire her greatly and have also read No Logo and The Shock Doctrine.  Klein is one of my Canadian heroines, along with Maude Barlow, and my heroes Stephen Lewis and his son (Klein’s husband), Avi Lewis. I think Naomi Klein is an exemplary journalist, superb writer […]

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Ta Da! YouthWrite Winter WordPlay Begins (woot woot)

Posted by GailSidonieSobat on January 29, 2016 in General Blabbity Blab |

Hurrah!  It’s here!  Tonight begins the wonderful weekend of YouthWrite Winter WordPlay to work with our wonderful instructors: Fred Stenson, Angie Abdou and Moe Clark and runs January 29-31 at Edmonton’s Bennett Centre (Daycamp or Overnight residency). We’re delighted to meet the young writers who are new to us and to welcome our returnees!  Also […]

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January…

Posted by GailSidonieSobat on January 25, 2016 in General Blabbity Blab |

Abandon January   here in blue cold January toes and fingers numb still my heart blazes despite the rigidity of the season passion flows well enough in my veins reminding me that Florence would be fine for lovers such as we   except that we are only two cold prairie lovers too poor for anything […]

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Winter Meditation & YouthWrite Winter WordPlay

Posted by GailSidonieSobat on January 17, 2016 in General Blabbity Blab |

stilllife winter   a ball of white fluff jackrabbit dozing on my frozen lawn as the sun sleepily rises through the chill winter day I am stunned at nature’s gift given me this morning huddled slumbering safe from city coyote to be admired from my window as I sip my coffee for a moment looking […]

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