salamander girls and some advice of my own

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A Good Night for Salamander Girls Last night I attended a reading in Canning, Nova Scotia. Harrison Wright launched his first book, a memoir called Probing Minds, Salamander Girls and a Dog Named Sally. (Although a little late, I managed to sneak in and get a seat right in front of the author.)Local artist, Ron Hayes’ gallery, The Art Can, …

TAR Stop in Blogville: Tips from a litmag fiction editor

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I’m just home from a wonderful week in Toronto. (Will share the details – I met Michael Ondaatje, how’s that for a teaser? – soon.) In the meantime, I’m pleased as punch to let my wise, wonderful writing mentor and friend, Richard Cumyn, take the wheel at Incidental Pieces. Not only is he a kick-ass writer, but Rich is also …

you are the 5th of May

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I’m always amazed when a given date ends up being significant in my life for more than one reason. I know, statistically speaking, the older I get the greater the likelihood of this happening…but it’s still a beautiful thing. For instance, my sister had her first child on her birthday. My grandmother was born on the 4th of July and …