Reid-Thompson Public Library, 705 Main Street, Humboldt, SK http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humboldt,_Saskatchewan
On Wednesday, May 22, I left home after over packing and drove to St. Peter’s Abbey for a writer’s retreat. Because we are encouraged to bring our work to an audience, I had asked the librarian if she would host a reading. She consented and then I asked more Saskatchewan Romance Writers if they would join me. Hazel Kellner and Jana Richards said yes.
After we each read from our novels, the audience stayed around for tea and coffee as well as chocolate and sliced fresh strawberries.
The librarian presented us with bouquets of carnations to take back to our rooms at the abbey.
All day Thursday, Friday and Saturday, we spent working on our writing. We work in our rooms and if we see someone in the kitchen or the hall, we generally don’t speak with them until lunch, as we might interrupt their thoughts. All writers join for lunch and dinner. And then later in the evening we will join up in the lounge and talk about writing.
It seems to be easier to concentrate when all of the additional life responsibilities are removed, as well as having other people who share the passion.
But I did walk into Muenster, the adjoining town and discovered this sign.
Tomorrow morning it’s back on the road home.