Category Archives: Art

Cabot Trail Writers Festival is this weekend!

I am so frigging excited for this weekend, you guys. The Cabot Trail Writers Festival – get your tickets here! – is something I’ve been working on, along with Gary, Jeannette, Mary Ann and Loreto, all year. And this weekend … Continue reading

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Q+A with Denise Joyce

A month or so ago I was invited on Facebook to an event in Sydney Mines called “Love Yourself”. Curious, I checked it out, and this is the description I read in the “Event info” section: I want to create … Continue reading

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For Carol: Garden in Black and White

As you may or may not know, Carol Kennedy passed away this week. I’ve known Carol since I was a little girl, but it really only hit me this week just how much she had inspired me. I hadn’t really … Continue reading

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“every little bit” begins

I had an idea a few weeks ago. The idea: Take a mason jar, and put pennies in it. Watch as, over time, the jar fills. Take pictures of it as it fills. Use it as a metaphor for “every … Continue reading

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Q+A with the editors of Third Person Press

Third Person Press‘s newest anthology of short stories launches June 30th, from 3-5 in the afternoon, at the McConnell Library in Sydney. The launch is free, and open to the public. 1. How did you three editors come to know … Continue reading

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local tunes: John Gill

I cannot stop playing this video. The song is so good! It’s catchy and upbeat, but then when I read the lyrics, it’s haunting – it’s exactly how it can feel, to be young here in Cape Breton. i need … Continue reading

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Art Exhibit opening in Inverness – free champagne, cool art!

My good friends George and Cora-Lee Eisses Smith are delightful, entertaining hosts and run monthly “feasts”, or six-course themed dinner parties, in their home in Middle River, which are open to the public by reservation. George, it turns out, is … Continue reading

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