December 27, 2020

How Maria Coletta McLean Became A Writer

When I’m feeling anxious and unsure in a new space, I always sit close to the door. I figure that if things get really bad, I can just slip out. When I say slip out, I mean escape. The writing class was at 8 o’clock on a Friday morning, not a time when I’m at my most creative, but when I arrived, the class was almost full. I sat close to the door.
December 25, 2020

Inauguration Toronto: Jaipur Literature Festival, Panel: The Sacred Feminine

THANKS all- who came out for my session: THE SACRED FEMININE: resurrecting, reimagining and reclaiming women’s history and contributions through myth, mythology & collective histories The panel time was not enough to gather the worlds and the grandeur of these narratives with Vanessa Sasson and Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni.
December 25, 2020

Toronto-Word On The Street- Curated Panel and Presentation

Rising from the Ashes: Loss and Transformation Does experiencing loss make us better writers? Does a cathartic re-imagination of the complex layers of grief and anger unleash unexpected creativity?  Is it also an opportunity to […]
December 25, 2020

The Heliconian Literature Salon Presentation: Passage, Peril and Passion!

What a warm welcome I received from Toronto’s pioneer association founded 111 years ago to give women in the arts and letters an opportunity to meet intellectually and respond to changes in contemporary life.
December 25, 2020

Oakville Poetry & Pros: Presentation: The Taste of Colombia, El Salon

Nervously presented my poems to veteran poets, visual artist, storytellers, and craft persons
December 25, 2020

The Oakville Literary Café Presentation: The Joshua Creek Heritage Art Centre

A BEAUTIFUL RENDEZVOUS: At The Oakville Literary Café with Josie Di Sciascio Andrews. It was a treat to present to this select artist group!