Day of readings at the House of Diamonds
Full house at Glovertown’s art centre for fifth annual Writers in Winter event
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.
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.
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.