There are such strong, lyrical poets who contributed to Poetic Portions that I thought you may be interested in entering the Federation of BC Writers flash prose contest, judged by the lyrical writer and Griffin Poetry Prize winner, Jane Munro.
I recently spoke with her about her take on the craft of writing. These are some of her generous insights:
It was wonderful hearing Jeffrey Mackie read from Poetic Portions as part of his featured performance at Poetic Justice/ Poetry New West this summer. His poem Beaver Pond begins at 1 minute and 37 seconds into the video.
I just want to let you know about a short story contest I’m facilitating for the Federation of British Columbia Writers.
“What has most surprised me about writing and continues to inspire me is the support between writers. There is room on the shelves for all of us,” BC Short contest judge Eileen Cook said in an interview for the Federation of BC Writers. Submissions are open internationally until June 1st for original, unpublished short stories between 1,200 – 2,000 words. First prize is $350.
Eileen Cook is a multi-published author with novels in eight languages. Her books have been optioned for film and TV. They include With Malice, Remember, Year of Mistaken Discoveries, The Almost Truth, Used to Be and Do or Di. She is a popular speaker at conferences both in the U.S. and in Canada, provides writing/editorial coaching, and is a mentor/instructor for the Simon Fraser University Writer’s Studio, The Write Potential and The Creative Academy.
Amazon’s winds of change fluctuating book prices that I have no control over are in the buyer’s favour for Poetic Portions. It’s currently at a bargain price. If you want extra copies, now is a great time to go for it!
The Central Branch of the Vancouver Public Library just ordered copies of Poetic Portions. Thanks everyone for all your support of Poetic Portions!
The newest store to carry Poetic Portions is Blackberry Cove in Ucluelet, where you can not only browse a beautiful selection of west coast authors, but have a personalized espresso drink in your choice of exquisite ceramic cup. Goddess and owner Susan Lee made me almond milk lattes in my favourite mug every day of my visit to the Vancouver Island west coast.
Poetic Portions is officially listed in the Library and Archives of Canada. Thanks again to everyone who donated work to this endeavour! Cheers, Cynthia Sharp
Poetry Cookbooks will be available for $10 at the launch, Wednesday, April 22nd, from 7-9 PM, in the Sidney & Gertrude Gallery of the Jewish Community Centre (sponsored by Cynthia Sharp of Sweetgrass in the Wind Publishing).
photo by Wendy Bullen Stephenson