Monday, June 17, 2013

Father's Day Event at Erland Lee Museum

This is the fifth poetry event that Conrad and Maria DiDiodato have put together to my knowledge.  It was another success and the setting of the Erland Lee Museum was perfect.  Here are some pictures I took of the carriage house of the museum where we read our work.

Here are some of the tools of labour that are on display in the carriage house.

This museum also houses pictures of the Women's Institute.  Erland Lee was a very supportive husband, way ahead of most of his peers where women were concerned.

Jeff and I got there early and sat on the picnic benches which were behind the house.  It was so lovely there.  Norma and James drove up shortly  and so we had time for a nice chat.

The event started at 1 p.m. Here is a picture of the buffet table.

Conrad welcomed the assembled guests to the event.  There were 13 invited readers but unfortunately one of them was unable to attend.
Conrad DiDiodato
host and fellow poet

Michael Morolla was the first reader.
Wilma Seville

(Special thanks to Jennifer for taking the picture)

Michael Mirolla

Jeff Seffinga

Becky Alexander
David Haskins
(Special thanks to Jennifer for the picture)(
Irina Moga

Daniel Kolos
Norma West Linder
Ellen Jaffe

Katherine L. Gordon
Stan White
James Deahl

It was a very nice event in a lovely place.  Some of the poets came from Grimsby, Brantford, Sarnia, Cambridge and Toronto.

Here are some further pictures of  the plaques on the walls.

An afternoon well spent with friends and fellow poets.  Thanks for dropping by.

Poetry is alive and well in Hamilton and vicinity.

Donna and Jennifer

Jennifer took all those neat close up shots.


Irina M. said...

Hi Wilma:

It was nice meeting you and hearing your uplifting poetry at the reading.

Thank you for this article.

Kind regards,


Wilma Seville said...

It also was great to see you again Irina and I hope to see you again next year.