In early March, the Alberta branch of the Canadian Authors Association invaded, and for an afternoon occupied, Alberta Avenue’s wonderful non-profit, volunteer-driven arts coffee house, The Carrot, for the Association’s annual Let it snow, Let it grow members’ social. Powered by fresh caffeine, northern light, and very aesthetic cake, readers vied to triumph in the competition for best thematic commentary in verse.
The co-winners were CAA-AB board members, Alexis Marie Chute and your digital scribe, Hendrik Slegtenhorst. The emcee for the afternoon was Gail Sidonie Sobat, who donated her time for the event. Alexis Marie is also visual artist-in-residence at Edmonton’s Harcourt House, and Gail is the founder and co-ordinator of YouthWrite, a multi-disciplinary camp for kids, now in its 17th year.
I read about Africa, in rebuttal to the ice outside.