Wednesday, January 29, 2014

When It Snows, It...Blizzards?

Lots of fun opportunities have come my way recently! And, as is often the case, several have appeared at once.

Last night, I read from a new-ish short story. The reading series, sponsored by NOWW (Northwestern Ontario Writers Workshop), is supported by the Ontario Arts Council, which also supported the work I was reading. The night was cold (minus a million in F and C) and the attendance somewhat more sparse than usual, but the listeners who did turn out were warm in their appreciation. So thanks, NOWW and OAC and all those who came out!

Speaking of NOWW, it publishes a magazine several times a year that includes writing, member news--and this month, the annual contest rules  (deadline March 15; entry fee $10) with information about the awesome judges: Ania Szado (fiction), Robert J. Sawyer (speculative fiction), JJ Lee (creative nonfiction), and Roger Nash (poetry).

The upcoming issue of NOWW Magazine also features one of my essays, and some wintry photos my husband and I have taken. I appreciate the opportunity to get my work in front of the NOWW membership!

And seriously, the NOWW contest--what if one of these stellar writers had the opportunity to read YOUR work? Wouldn't that be amazing? You should enter!