Letter to a Poet: an exchange between Jessica Outram and Gwynn Scheltema

The following exchange appeared in Writescape.ca and Cobourg Now. Letter to a Poet There’s nothing better than words of encouragement that arrive seemingly out of nowhere. That recently happened to me when my long-time friend, Jessica, sent an email with a link to the local online newspaper, in which she had written a letter addressed…

Confidence and the Little Victories by Gwen Tuinman

“Too often, we rate our own capabilities lower than their real value in spite of proof to the contrary, our accumulated know-how, and other people’s praise.” Gwen Tuinman Gwen Tuinman, author of The Last Hoffman, is a writer fascinated by the landscape of human tenacity, and telling stories about people navigating the social restrictions of…

Northumberland Art Lovers: Alan Langford

“For the most part, the act of creating is an individual, isolated pursuit,” says Alan Langford, Canadian Multimedia Artist and President of Spirit of the Hills Arts Association. “Yet at the same time, creative sparks, ideas, and innovations don’t always come from isolation, but from interactions with people and the environment, from unstructured and unexpected…