Inner City Beat

As followers of my blog probably already know, I won First Place in the 2016 Inner City Poetry Contest. I read my poem at an event last April as part of the 2016 Edmonton Poetry Festival.

The winning poem “A.M. in the ‘Hood” along with another one, “Memorial March,” were just published in the chapbook Inner City Beat (June 2017). I also provided the photographs for the chapbook. There is a small colour print run which will be followed by future black and white ones. However, you can download a full colour PDF of the book here.

Thank you to partners E4C, Wellness Network, Edmonton Poetry Festival, and Black Cat Press for making this happen.

Indigenous McCauley Booklet

Indigenous McCauley: A History and Contemporary Overview of First Nations and Métis Life in the McCauley Neighbourhood is a booklet supported by McCauley Revitalization/City of Edmonton that was printed and distributed this week. I worked on it for over a year as the Project Lead, Editor, and photographer, with the noted Métis writer Marilyn Dumont. Copies are free and will be available (at least on a semi-regular basis) at Zocalo, The Italian Centre, Sprucewood Library, and the Edmonton Interfaith Centre for Education and Action. You can also download a copy in PDF format here (it’s 16MB so it may take a while to download if you’re on a slow connection).

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Recent Website Projects

I have just added a few recent website projects to the Websites section of my site, to showcase what I have been up to web-wise over the past few months:

Alberta Labour History Institute – This non-profit organization needed a complete redesign with a focus on well-organized content that is easy to search and update. It continues to be a work in progress.

Mill Woods United Church – Part of my staff position as Marketing Project Coordinator is maintaining the website, keeping the content clean and up to date.

Alberta Street News – After the original publisher began running the street newspaper again, which provides a source of income to marginalized people, a new website was needed that was clean, easy to navigate, and kept the paper’s identity intact.