Tuesday, November 02, 2010
Brandon, MB: October 2
Poetry Explosion (i.e. our workshop + reading) was co-sponsored by THE HAWKWEED LITERARY FORUM as part of SEE, dir. by Di Brandt, Brandon University Canada Research chair in Literature and Creative Writing, together with Dale Lakevold, BU Creative Writing program coordinator, and the Brandon Folk Music and Art Society, dir. by Shandra McNeill, as part of WORD@FOLKFEST Winter Workshop Series, with generous support from the League of Canadian Poets.
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We had a splendid time in Brandon. The events were well attended, included snacks and they'd even ordered in books. Which they implored us to sign!
Yea, Brandon was the land of plenty, at least when it came to this tour. We ate well - sushi, steak/shrimp - we each got our own suite at the hotel, and the hotel bar had doubles for $1 more than singles!
The only mishap was that the front desk missed my request for a wake-up call. Which meant that I woke up at 9...and was supposed to be at the lobby, packed-up and ready to go, at 9.
The boys were merciless.
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Thanks to Di Brandt for having us!