Uncategorized, Writing

How to Use a Cow’s Horn as a Paintbrush by Ronald Mackay

Photo by Andrea Leopardi from Unsplash For reasons more obvious to a teenager than to an octogenarian, our grandchild stopped reading. We gifted him our favourite books. We took him to the bookstore so he might select a book of his choice. But he had stopped reading. Taking a cue from his love of his… Continue reading How to Use a Cow’s Horn as a Paintbrush by Ronald Mackay

Uncategorized, Writing

The Storyteller and the Word by Shane Joseph

In the beginning was the Word, and it was given to the Storyteller, and he told his audience stories that taught valuable lessons about life. Many wise masters followed the example of the storyteller: Jesus, Muhammad, and Gautama, and less exalted ones like Plato, Gandhi, and King. In the early days, storytellers sat around campfires… Continue reading The Storyteller and the Word by Shane Joseph

Festival of the Arts Oct 24-26, Memoir Writing Workshop, Workshops at FOTA, Writing

Take Our Memoir Writing Workshop!

So what do you think happened? You’ll never believe it! What do you think she said? Fascinating! Then what happened? You have a story to tell. You’ve wanted to tell it for years, decades maybe! Or you have a manuscript tucked away in the back of a drawer. Or a journal. Or perhaps your children… Continue reading Take Our Memoir Writing Workshop!

Festival of the Arts Oct 24-26, Northumberland County, Writing

Wrong County, Right Place

Written by Peggy Dymond Leavey When I first joined Spirit of the Hills (with its mandate to “build and sustain Arts and Artists in Northumberland County") at the inaugural meeting of the Writers' Group, I honestly believed I lived in Northumberland! After all, our three kids had all gone to schools in Northumberland County.  But… Continue reading Wrong County, Right Place