Day of read­ings at the House of Di­a­monds

Full house at Glovertown’s art cen­tre for fifth an­nual Writ­ers in Win­ter event

The Beacon (Gander) - - News - BY ME­GAN FROST SPE­CIAL TO THE BEA­CON me­gan@megan­frost­pho­tog­ra­phy.com

The pub­lic joined writ­ers of po­ems, nov­els, es­says, short sto­ries and song to fill the room at the House of Di­a­monds Arts Cen­tre in Glovertown Feb. 10 as they read from their work and con­nected with lo­cal cre­atives at the cen­ter’s an­nual writ­ers’ event.

“I want to en­cour­age peo­ple to write – it’s as sim­ple as that,” said event host Kevin Black­more, also known as Buddy Was­sis­name. “And this falls un­der the artis­tic man­date of the House of Di­a­monds.”

It can be a scary thing to share your cre­ative work with oth­ers, but there can also be a lot of ben­e­fit. Writ­ers chat­ting at the event shared sto­ries of work­ing with pub­lish­ers and got in­spired by dif­fer­ent ways of or­ga­niz­ing their work.

“This is a nur­tur­ing place,” said guest Elayne Har­ris.

Read­ers this year in­cluded Hare Bay’s Gary Collins, Lewis­porte’s Carolyn R. Parsons, Glovertown’s Phil Riggs and many oth­ers.

ME­GAN FROST PHOTO

Gary Collins plays a song co-writ­ten with his grand­daugh­ter called “What Color Is the Ocean?” The song is pub­lished in a chil­dren’s book of the same name.

ME­GAN FROST PHOTO

Phil Riggs reads the com­i­cal sto­ries of his three ill-fated cars. Both Riggs and Gary Collins of­fered copies of their pub­lished books as door prizes for vis­i­tors at the Writ­ers in Win­ter event.

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