#Loyalist Farewell

Another dip in the novelist ocean comes to an end. It starts as how can we fill these days & ends as we need another week more. The look at our personal lives (The Novelist’s Selfie) for plot & character elements was exhilarating – paired off conversations to discuss some of those growing up times brought many of us closer in a personal way. One of the things recovery & countless meetings has taught me is that holding back is pointless. I hope my frankness allowed others to be a bit more frank themselves.


the ramp to my suite

On the last morning things were condensed so we could be finished by 1 pm at the latest. I was grateful for this so I could be on the road by 1:30 – with features at Friday & Saturday night shows I needed time to relax & finish my set building. I did get the Glad Day set in shape. I also hope to support Hot Damn! at Pride Sunday afternoon – that depends on how willing I am to be ignored by 500,000 men at one time 🙂


view from a door

On the final morning we had pieces that dealt with mystery writers living in small towns (nothing bad can happen there); missing or not in the tundra; a darkly handsome circus sharpshooter comes to a small rural town (nothing bad can come of that).

We also discussed ‘old age’ though no one was sure when old started or stopped – 55 in a nursing home is old? 85 & running long distance? Hmm. Just like our discussion about Mz vs Miss it brought out lots of laughter & serious consideration.


what lurks above

We were all sad to pack up & leave as this is Rosemary Aubert’s last year teaching this course. Although there was some talk of it continuing facilitated by someone else, there was also a sense that Loyalist itself wasn’t that invested in seeing it continue. If it does continue I’ll support it just to see what new directions it will take.


a short poem written at my prose workshop 🙂

past as present

if it wasn’t me

it would have been someone else

you don’t allow much alternative

you don’t want much alternative

you get such comfort

from history repeating itself

so why

act surprised when it does


June 21-26 – attended – Rosemary Aubert’s Workshop: The Novelist’s Selfie – Loyalist – Belleville https://www.facebook.com/events/965611026782246/

( it’s over 😦  )


register now while there is room at the table

page 23 for details next page down for registration info


June 26, Friday, 10:00 pm – feature – Pride 2015 Erotic Cabaret – Glad Day Bookstore, 598a Yonge St., Toronto



June 27, Saturday – 9:00-  Feature along with Alissa Vox Raw, Neil Traynor:  Hot Summer Nights at Hirut, Hirut Restaurant, 2050 Danforth Ave., Toronto



September 3-6 – attending – Fan Expo


( I’ve registered already 🙂 )


October 18, Sunday – feature: Cabaret Noir: Inner Child Sacrifice


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on the horizon

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