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Author channels thoughts on wife's sacrifice into memoir

Choosing to sacrifice your life for the sake of your unborn child would be a hard situation for most mothers. But author Jon Magidsohn says his wife had no difficulty deciding. 804 more words


John Irving's journey: Author's new novel is a trip worth taking

The last time John Irving visited Ottawa, he was a child accompanying his step-father.

The two had travelled from Exeter, New Hampshire, for an important purpose. 1,598 more words


Book events from Nov. 28


The Ottawa International Writers Festival is hosting the Chaudiere Books Fall 2015 poetry launch, with titles by Andy Weaver (this), Jennifer Londry (Tatterdemalion), Chris Turnbull (continua) and William Hawkins (The Collected Poems of William Hawkins); 5 p.m., The Manx Pub, 370 Elgin St. 354 more words


Upcoming literary events in Edmonton

Friday, Nov. 27: Carolyn Harris signs copies of Magna Carta and its Gift to Canada. Noon, Audreys

Friday, Nov. 27: Former NHL star Reggie Leach signs copies of his memoir, The Riverton Rifle: Straight Shooting on Hockey and on Life. 198 more words


What a good weekend.

Lots of good things happened this weekend.

  1. My dad surprised me with lunch on Friday.
  2. My December flying schedule came out..Ps, yes I’m starting to fly again!
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Another excerpt by Billy Collins from his introduction  to Haiku in English, edited by Jim Kacian, ©2013:

Haiku is both easy and impossible to define.  One can merely use dictionary language to say that a haiku is a short poem, usually in three lines, that uses natural imagery to evoke a feeling or mood.  66 more words

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