Risks and Reading: Exile in Big River, Saskatchewan

Reading in Big River, Saskatchewan, was an adventure for several reasons. First, I’ve never been to that part of the province. Then, there were friends I hadn’t seen for some time. And finally, I took the risk of reading “Kiss of Knives,” a suite of poem about breast cancer from Exile on a Grid Road. And  yes, that was a risk.

It’s always good to take risks as a writer, to push yourself further and into new material. But reading that material can be another matter…

Some scenes from the Big River reading, Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015, which featured Jan Wood’s launch of Love is not Anonymous, with readings by Tara Gereaux (Size of a Fist) and Shelley Banks (Exile on a Grid Road), all from Thistledown Press.

Writers in Big River – from Regina, Big River, Prince Albert: Lynda Monahan, Laurie Muirhead, Veryl Coghill, Carla Braidek, Tara Gereaux, Shelley Banks, and Jan Wood.
The audience at the Big River Library, while Jan Wood reads.
MC Carla Braidek.
Shelley Banks, with moving book
Tara Geraux
Jan Wood
Gord Hunter and Grant Wood
Veryl and Carla
Carla and Shelley
Tara and Gord

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