I spent Friday night doing one of my most favourite things, hanging out in a Coffee Shop, although this wasn't an ordinary visit to CommuniTea and Coffee.
I had the pleasure of enjoying a warm drink on a cold early winter's night, listening to local writers share their works of art. I really felt at home with the atmosphere that was created. Each writer shared his or her writing followed by a question and answer period that provoked active conversation and deep thought of why we have chosen to write what we write.
Alex Kosoris hosted the evening and opened by talking about his novel Lucifer, which describes God and Lucifer working in an office building in heaven. The descriptions allowed you to almost see God and Lucifer in a discussion about why Lucifer should rebel.
Heather Dickson shared a few pages of her novel To Walk in the Way of Lions, Book 2. The accents written for the characters allow you to truly see them as real people. I can’t wait to read more about these characters – I am adding it to my Christmas list!
Jean E. Pendziwol read an excerpt from Anything Yet, which she plans to put on her blog in the near future. With the imagery and emotion depicted, it seemed like a haunting yet peaceful experience. I desperately want to read more!!
Brandon Walker’s newspaper columns from when he lived in Timmins described two of his past times – kayaking and arm wrestling. The discussion resulted in funny stories depicting Brandon’s days as a reporter…. He kept everyone laughing!
Friday was an evening of sharing and encouragement for more stories to be told.
Keep writing NOWW!