Sunday, November 16, 2008
Today is the last day of the 5th annual Poetry Gabriola Festival. It's been an inspiring weekend with lots of laughs and plenty of food for thought and I'm already looking forward to next year's event. Organizer Hilary Peach hit the nail on the head at the opening night ceremony when she said "I love living in a place with a population of only 4000 that supports and embraces a poetry festival." Indeed. The hall was packed to overflowing and there was a grin on every face. Today's photo is my well-worn copy of the program with cover painting by local artist Sheila Norgate. Thanks to Hilary and all the poets who gave us their time and their words.