Ontario Writers Conference May 2 - 3

I will be attending the Writers Circle of Durham Region Ontario Writers Conference May 2 - 3. Order of Canada recipient Wayson Choy is the honorary patron. As a member of the Writers' Circle of Durham Region, it will be interesting to see its first Ontario Writers' Conference.

I will miss the Friday master classes due to work but they sound very useful. Robin Maharaj, for example, is an excellent and helpful speaker. I believe his fiction class has sold out.

For info and registration, visit http://www.wcdr.org/ontwrtconf/ or contact conference@wcdr.org.

I haven't been reviewing many books lately but I continue to read ceaselessly. School and home life have kept me very busy. My spare time has been going to writing and editing fiction instead of writing reviews but this event warranted coming out of blog hibernation. Of course the real reason may be that the snow is melting.

Thank goodness it's spring! I used to laugh when oldtimers said: "Well, looks like I made it through another winter." After this, the snowiest, harshest season my life, I'm starting to understand. It doesn't say much about the fortitude of Southern Ontarians, does it? Toronto is hardly polar.

Happy reading.