Monday, May 19, 2008

Michael Crummey's Labrador Trip

By Janet Harron

From April 8 to 11, Michael Crummey went where no writer-in-residence has gone before.

Thanks to the initiative of Memorial University’s English Department Mr. Crummey enjoyed a full five days of intense activity in Happy Valley/Goose Bay and Labrador West. One of the highlights of the trip for Mr. Crummey was an informal meeting with a group of local writers.

“There were writers there at all stages – some who were writing as a hobby, others who were interested in how to get published. The discussion was all over the map … which was great,” says Mr. Crummey.

The experience brought back his own excitement when author Kevin Major paid a visit to his high school in Labrador City.

“What a thrill it was to meet a writer from the place I was from, actually doing what it was I wanted to do.”

In addition Mr. Crummey read from his work at several well-attended formal events at the College of the North Atlantic and at the public library in both Happy Valley/Goose Bay and Labrador West...

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Michael Crummey's poetry collection, Hard Light: 32 Little Stories, is available as an audiobook from Rattling Books. It is narrated by the author, Ron Hynes and Deidre Gillard-Rowlings.