David Haskin - poet
Ellen Jaffe - poet
Becky Alexander - poet
Stan White - poet
James Deahl - poet
Jeff Seffinga - poet
Stella Mazur Preda, poet
Andreas Gripp from London, Ontario. This wonderful poet motored all the way from London to attend this event. A delightful man whose work speaks volumes.
Conrad and Marie had provided a delicious repas.
Our host, poet Conrad Didiodato
Our hostess - Marie. She and Conrad proved to be very delightful hosts. Note the beautiful china cups on the table.
A view of the main house. We were not in there but it looks lovely and I could not resist taking a picture of it. Note the lattice work over the entrance way!
The Erland Lee Home which is also the site of the First Women's Institute. It was such a wonderful spot to have a poetry reading - very rustic and the grounds were so beautiful.
What an idyllic setting to have a poetry reading. I am so happy that my friend Stella invited me to go there with her yesterday. She was one of the readers and I really liked the poems she read about her Aunt. I could just "see" her Aunt through them and what she went through as a new immigrant to Canada.
Stella had never been there either and so it was an experience for both of us to see this part of rural Stoney Creek. I must say that it would be a lovely area to live in. Very different from downtown, to say the least!
Conrad had a super line up of poets who read and I must say I enjoyed all of their work. Each poet has a different way of speaking and sees things from another angle. As it was a very rural setting, many of the poets chose nature poems from their respective works.
It was a little difficult to hear one of the poets as this person has a very soft voice but aside from that, it was a marvelous event.