“The World is Wide, and Jeremiah Can Travel”

cover17The quote above is a favourite of my father which he often used when he was changing jobs. It’s from The Royal Road to Romance by Richard Halliburton, published in 1925, and which I can see from the inscription was originally purchsed in 1933 and bought at Goodwill’s at some time when we lived in Gretna (1955-1968) because Dad’s stamped it with our address. He usually preferred to travel by book.

The following announces my new contract gig.


The three-person hiring committee of the 2015 PortAH!ge Poetry Festival, chaired by Kelly-Anne Riess, Manitoba’s representative on the National Council of the League of Canadian Poets (LCP)  announced the appointment of Victor Enns as Program Coordinator after a month-long search.

The festival is planned for The Forks, and other locations around Winnipeg, between May 28 – June 7, 2015. The League of Canadian Poets and The Writers’ Union of Canada will hold their annual conferences in Winnipeg beginning May 28. This will provide an excellent launching platform for the poetry festival, bringing Indigenous, Francophone, and western Canadian poets and spoken word artists to national attention.  More information on the Festival follows.

“We are pleased to have Victor Enns step in as Program Coordinator. He has a strong passion for the Canadian literary scene, and this festival,” said Riess.

Enns announced he was leaving his position in the Arts Branch of Tourism, Culture, Sport and Consumer Protection on July 30. He managed the department’s Publishing and Major Arts Festival Programs since 2006.  Hagios Press (Regina) has announced that Enns’s collection of poems, Afghanistan Confessions, poems in the voices of Canadian soldiers will be published November 1, 2014. Enns has published two previous books with Hagios, boy (2015), and Lucky Man, nominated for the 2005 McNally Robinson Manitoba Book of the Year award.



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