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

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 i-Pad, I sought out links to…

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…

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…

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…