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Monday, June 17, 2013

Poetry Event at Erland Lee Museum

This is the fifth poetry event that Conrad and Maria DiDiodato have put together to my knowledge.  It was another successful one and the setting of the Erland Lee Museum was perfect.  It is a more accessible venue than we had in previous years.

Maria, our wonderful hostess with refreshments
The event started at 1 p.m. on Father's Day.

Conrad welcomed the assembled guests to the event.  There were 13 invited readers but unfortunately one of them was unable to attend.
Conrad DiDiodato

Michael Mirolla
(Special thanks to Jennifer for this photo)

Wilma Seville

(Special thanks to Jennifer for taking the picture)

Jeff Seffinga
(special thanks to Jennifer for this photo)

Becky Alexander
David Haskins
(Special thanks to Jennifer for taking this picture)
Irina Moga

Daniel Kolos

Norma West Linder
Ellen Jaffe

Katherine L. Gordon
(Thanks to Jennifer for the picture)
Stan White
James Deahl
As it was a rural setting, this year the suggested theme was to be about nature. As poets are usually quite sensitive people and observant of what goes on around them, it was an easy theme to have as most people enjoy nature.  

It was interesting to note, that some of the poets came from as far away as Grimsby, Sarnia, Prescott, Cambridge and Toronto.  

An afternoon well spent with friends and fellow poets. Poetry is alive and well in Hamilton and vicinity!  

Special thanks goes to Conrad and Maria, our wonderful hosts.

Donna and Jennifer - Jennifer took the close up shots which were the best.

Thanks for dropping by.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Autumn Blossom: The Problem with Poetry

Autumn Blossom: The Problem with Poetry: In honour of the $65,000 prizes doled out at last night's Griffin Awards ("for Excellence in Poetry"), where "guest...

Wednesday, June 12, 2013


The Cry

“Mama, Mama, where are you?”
 voice of desperation  
reaches me, brings tears.

Startled, I glance up
distracted from my task
eyes focus on old man
restrained in wheelchair.

Body diminished by disease
stuck in the grip of dementia
calling out for Mama

Little boy in old man’s body
longing for a long ago time
where he was loved and cherished
by his Mama, long deceased..

It  won’t be long and he shall go
to meet his Mama once again  
whose love will enfold him
as it did, upon this earth.

Copyright©WilmaSeville 2013

Monday, June 3, 2013

Upcoming Event June 23,2013

Working Family Stories & Treasures of the Hamilton Jewish Community (WFST) presents:
Telling Community History with Community Arts
June 23, 2013 @ Hamilton Central Library

"How To" Workshops (1:00 - 4:00 p.m.) 
Getting started: Melinda Richter, WFST Coordinator
Writing + Drama: Ellen S. Jaffe, Writer; 
Emanuela Hall, Shalom Village 
Visual Arts: Ingrid Mayrhofer, Centre[3]
Storytelling + Puppetry: Lorrie Gallant, Woodland Cultural Centre 
Music: Immigrant Culture and Arts Association

Please register for these free workshops by June 15th:
workingfamilystories@gmail.comSpace is limited.

WFST is a community arts project designed to tell the stories of Jewish working families and how they built a community in Hamilton. 
The project was delivered in schools, seniors' homes and community centres.