On October 30th, 2012, and at the behest of Ariel Gordon and Sharon Caseburg, twenty-six of Winnipeg's female writers gathered at McNally Robinson to take part in Celebrating TWB...in Winnipeg.* * *
For two and a half hours they shared their writing and in this way marked the closing of the Toronto Women's Bookstore, a landmark Tanis MacDonald refers to as "that store in which you bought the first book that made you think 'How did that woman get inside my head? Is there more of this out there?'"
In November and December, many of the women came into the Centre for Creative Writing & Oral Culture to record their work and carve a small space for women on the internet.
Thanks to all Winnipeg writers reading at the sister/satellite TWB event, to Ariel Gordon and Sharon Caseburg for leaping in and organizing the Winnipeg event, and to Marcos Cordeiro for his technical expertise and keen interest in the project.
The two poems recorded here will be in the upcoming Kalamalka Press chapbook, How to Make a Collage.
Thanks again to Marcos and CCWOC's Jessica Woolford for taking this event on-line!