Anne-Marie (mia) Burrus serves on NFOTA’s Finance Committee
Who are you?
I live in the country north of Cobourg in a restored one-room schoolhouse, making occasional forays into Toronto, where I continue to provide accounting services for various charities. I am a new grandmother. I write and create under my nickname, Mia, and published a poetry chapbook in June 2021.
Why do you believe in NFOTA?
Creating community makes life better for all. An arts community in particular takes us outside of ourselves, and gently exposes us to the truth and beauty of others.
What are your passions and talents?
I love playing with words, images, and found materials to explore the boundaries and spaces between what is spoken and silent, solid and ephemeral, known and unknowable, and mindful and mindless. I create poetry and two- or three- dimensional settings for my verse.
What are your connections in the community?
I am a member of the Spirit of the Hills Writers’ Group, and a former member of the Cobourg Poetry Workshop.
What does art mean to you?
Art is the way we mediate with life, its joys and sorrows. Art is the way we honour the rest of creation and manifest the Creator.