Writing Retreat at Small Ponds Arts

It’s not often one comes across a vintage typewriter in the grass, resting there as if somehow part of its surrounding landscape. My new cover photo was taken at Small Pond Arts, a beautiful artist residency/retreat centre in Prince Edward County, Ontario, where I stayed for almost a week at the beginning of October. Small Ponds is run by a lovely couple, Krista and Milé, both artists themselves, who made me feel incredibly welcome. In their 1860s-era farmhouse, I spent a good chunk of my five days there working on my manuscript, taking breaks to explore the art installation-decorated trails that wind around the farm. All meals were included – a godsend, in so many ways, for freeing up the mental energy that normally goes into the day-to-day routine of grocery shopping, planning and preparing food. Thanks to my gracious hosts for creating a peaceful, magical setting in which to work. I hope to be back someday!

Paintings by Milé Murtanovski

Paintings by Milé Murtanovski

Arranging and ordering the poems

Arranging and ordering the poems

 

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