As a writer and photographer I travel between my life in Toronto, my life in Antigua, and anywhere else my wanderings may take me ... writing my books and enjoying local arts and adventures along the way.

Talented Black Playwrights Presented by Obsidian Theatre Command the Berkeley Street Stage

Playwright Sarah Michelle Brown was the recent winner of an award at the Montreal Fringe Festival

But today I saw playwrights speaking about and performing their craft in a way I had never seen before. The intimacy of the theatre made me feel like I was involved in watching something special take form. It was a rare privilege.

Fall Launch of Quattro Books in the Annex

Quattro books had a selection of novellas for sale. Business was brisk.

I love to hear confident readings from a writer who has a love of engaging with his or her audience. Part of that confidence comes from the vibe of the room. The large crowd was filled with enthusiastic followers of each writer so the ingredients were there for great readings. I wasn’t disappointed.

The imagineNATIVE Film Festival

Filmmaker Tracey Deer is noted for her documentary features Mohawk Girls that won multiple awards including Best Documentary at imagineNATIVE.

The humorous and unpredictable short films were a huge credit to the filmmakers. But the most unpredictable part of the night was a raccoon that literally dropped in to a Subway restaurant.

Opening Night of Play “SPENT” a Big Hit

Ravi and Adam kept the action going throughout the whole play, even during the sentimental moments.

During one scene a court prosecutor cross examines a slippery CEO Ravi. The fact that the slippery CEO thinks what he HAS admitted to somehow lessens his culpability is hilarious because even the lesser offense to the audience seems utterly outrageous.

Opening Celebration of Exhibit “Multiplicity” at Ontario Crafts Council

Close up of work by Vivienne Jones

Today I attended the formal opening celebration for the Multiplicity exhibit at the Ontario Crafts Council featuring the works of Allan Bell, Karli Sears, Vivienne Jones, Carolynn Bloomer, and Valerie Knapp

Did You Miss this at Nuit Blanche? Part III: Celebration of Hamish Kippen at Cream Tangerine

The Key by Valerie Knapp. Part of the "Multiplicity" Exhibit at the Ontario Craft Council

Hamish Kippen was a gifted young photographer taken early in life as a casualty of his personal battle with depression. This exhibit of his work was put on by a friend Peter Miniaci in Hamish’s honor, with Hamish’s parents in attendance. The exhibit at Cafe Cream Tangerine will continue to show the exhibit throughout October.

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