Non-Fiction

POEM: “Your Mind Tonight” — You always, always find your way / and when I lost mine you stayed.

Your Mind Tonight I took this moment to take this photo as he walked off into the distance. Parted, he drifted floated in the crowd. And when he noticed I wasn’t with him turned around. No panic. No reaction. I watched you watch and look about. Un-phased, but you would have logically sorted out the […]

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TEACHING AT CARLETON UNIVERSITY: For 1 night only! Sylvie’s James Joyce “Ulysses” course Oct 2

James Joyce is coming to Carleton University‘s LEARNING IN RETIREMENT PROGRAM this Fall 2018 | SIGN UP here! Following my five successful years of teaching James Joyce’s Ulysses at uOttawa’s School for Continuing Education, making new friends among participants, and creating new Joyce fans, I’m excited to start work to deliver a 2hr-workshop lecture at […]

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PARC LAFONTAINE PODCAST: TheLoveDrive.com & I chat about sex, aging bodies + how to find love

Tune in to Shaun Galanos‘s Pop-Up Podcast from Parc Lafontaine, Montreal recorded Saturday, June 2, 2018, featuring three informal chats with strangers who were drawn in by his “FREE LOVE ADVICE” sign! I was happy to be one of the chatting ladies — catch me at 13:33 talking about how I think my Sex life […]

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BOOK PEER-REVIEW: “Motherhood in Precarious Times” | Demeter Press

I was honoured last summer to peer-review an anthology of essays and poems about mothers in dangerous times. An exceptional and enlightening read now published, Motherhood in Precarious Times is available March 2018 for purchase for $24.95 on Demeter Press. My favouring review appears on the back blurb of the book. “Motherhood in Precarious Times […]

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Power in the Workplace :: TRUTH OR … CARE (LESS)? ESSAY (via LinkedIn)

Being a “starving artist” is someone who is living their truth. They are choosing to operate outside of the system they fear PREVENTS them from being authentic to their Self. So for the rest of us… how do we navigate our ‘truth’ in a system that we feel is a bit cock-eyed? One that restricts […]

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MUSIC WRITING: Lindy Vopnfjord |My words on his music

If you’re a musical artist looking for writing support for your album, reach out! Prepared bios, meaningful song reviews, and other press bits assist your PR team greatly by providing them the right stuff they need to talk accurately about the art and craft of your work. *** Special music inspires me. So, in 2017, […]

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Sylvie’s “Tales of Female Betrayal: 8 stories of wives, unsatisfied”

It was a full house for another one of the courses I created called “Tales of Female Betrayal: 8 stories of wives, unsatisfied” for the University of Ottawa’s Personal Enrichment Activities Program at the Centre for Continuing Education, downtown. Follow along by checking out some videos I share with the class. It’s an intriguing exploration […]

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NEW JOB: Sylvie takes sabbatical to work for The Ottawa Public Library

Hello! I’m on sabbatical from my 15-year career in communications with The Government of Canada to work for the municipality of Ottawa at the Ottawa Public Library. It’s an exciting time in Ottawa and for the library, as we are looking to our community to help us decide upon the location of the new central […]

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May 20: Sylvie to give her French Music workshop on Piaf, Brel & Gainsbourg to “Retraite en Action”

I’m delighted to bring my “Ces Chansons Qui Ne Nous Quittent Pas: Piaf, Brel et Gainsbourg” culture course (based on my previous French Music course) to Ottawa/Gatineau’s Retraite en Action! The course will be held at le Patro for $12, 10h le 20 mai, 2016. Details here. Visitez le site des jeunes retraités francophones et […]

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FEATURE ARTICLE on Russell Square Station artist: Juan Carlos Noria // FourCulture Magazine

You’ll love the SOUNDS | WORDS | VISIONS | VOICES of Four Culture Magazine! Out Now, my Mar/Apr 2014 on-line magazine feature on Juan Carlos Noria! READ: “The Unbearable Rightness of Being … Kind” WATCH: Juan Carlos Noria from chris mullington on Vimeo. EXPLORE: VIEW:

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