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Review of Laundry Lines, A Memoir in Stories and Poems by Sonia Di Placido

In his [/her work], every memoirist leaves behind a better or worse likeness of the people he knew, alongside two self-portraits. The first of these two is painted intentionally, while the second is unplanned, accidental. It goes without saying that the first is more flattering than the second, and the second is more faithful than […]

MIDSUMMER WALK

Grab my walking sticks from the corner behind the back door, go round the edge of the cottage (# 9) past the windsock onto the rutted grass track to the gravel driveway, glance at my watch so I’ll know how long it takes this time to reach halfway up the hill that leads to the […]

Speaking Out

Uncovering unspoken voices. This has been a consistent theme in my lifelong work as psychotherapist, author, artist and social activist. 87 years old, I was born in 1929 at a time when women were expected to keep silent about anything other than the mundane workings of domestic life. Alcoholism, divorce, single parenthood, suicide were taboo […]

February Reflections

February Reflections Mary Tabor, writing in Wattpad (Jan. 9, 2016), challenges “our” resistance to fiction in “How Does Autobiography Work in Fiction?” She writes passionately about the ways in which story as fiction is truer to an author’s experience than the “factual” storyline of memoir. In her book The Woman Who Never Cooked (published on […]

Gianna Patriarca writes about Laundry Lines, A Memoir in Stories and Poems

Gianna Patriarca writes about Laundry Lines, A Memoir in Stories and Poems: Click here to read more reviews of Laundry Lines, A Memoir in Stories and Poems. Ann Elizabeth Carson’s new collection, Laundry Lines: A Memoir in Stories and Poems, is as crisp as linens drying in the Manitoulin sunshine.  A born storyteller, Ann takes […]

Sonia Di Placido’s comments on Laundry Lines, A Memoir in Stories and Poems

Sonia Di Placido’s comments on Laundry Lines, A Memoir in Stories and Poems: Click here to read more reviews of Laundry Lines, A Memoir in Stories and Poems. This is one of Canada’s voices that lived through the Robertson Davies era; the Morley Callaghan, Dorothy Livesay, Margaret Laurence, Ethel Wilson and Anne Wilkinson years that returns to […]

Jasmine D’Costa has this to say about Laundry Lines, A Memoir in Stories and Poems

Jasmine D’Costa has this to say about Laundry Lines, A Memoir in Stories and Poems (Inanna Publications and Education, 2015) Click here to read more reviews of Laundry Lines, A Memoir in Stories and Poems. Ann Elizabeth Carson travels into her past to understand how her soul/person was shaped. She stumbles upon the various silences […]

Launch of Laundry Lines: A Memoir in Stories and Poems – a Thank You

Thank you  Thank you  Thank you! to everyone who helped to create a wonderful launch for Laundry Lines, A Memoir in Stories and Poems: to Jana Skarecky for beautiful music, composed especially for the occasion; to Luciana Ricciutelli for welcoming me to the Inanna family and to Renee Knapp, Emily Wood and Mary Ellen Korosscil […]

A Sweet Short Summer

With a cool beginning to summer not having a dock was fine, until the first hot days in July when I yearned for a swim. So Sally Miller and I went off to Gore Bay to shop at the Hummingbird and Susan’s new gift shop and then cooled off in the windy waters of Turtle […]

A Lively Spring

So many interesting events in the spring that it’s hard now to keep track of them all. There were many questions from an attentive audience after Olive Senior spoke at the Heliconian Hall on April 7 about her recent book Dying to Better Themselves, West Indians and the Building of the Panama Canal. On the 7th Olive […]