The Poetry of Impermanence, Mindfulness, and Joy

by Danielle Champiet-Coronado Two of my favorite things about the Last Tuesday poetry group are getting to meet the authors and the unpredictability of the events. They’re always chock full of surprises, from side-splitting humor to incredible poetry and everything in between. March was no exception for us. It started with a near last-minute change […]

Guilt in our Pockets: Poems from South India

by Danielle Champiet-Coronado   Braving the winter chill and the rain, I found a friendly face waiting in the Starbucks café at Barnes and Noble. It was Tuesday, the last Tuesday, and soon poets and poetry lovers would be gathering for the open mic session that evening. Fortune favors the bold and it certainly did! […]

Isaiah Washington Speaks Again

By Danielle Champiet-Coronado Expanding on the deep and extremely personal stories that he shared in his hugely successful book, A Man From Another Land, Isaiah Washington goes even deeper in his podcast series, Isaiah Washington Speaks Again. In his jovial and entertaining way, Mr. Washington presents new events from his life and travels while mixing […]

The Fight For Equality

By Danielle Champiet-Coronado  As thqe sun concluded its brilliant light show and bid good-night with a dazzling array of stars, literature lovers amassed to the Barnes & Noble in Vancouver for the open mic Poetry Group. The reading was of two of the most poignant books in the gender equality movement; Veils, Halos and Shackles and Raising […]

Villain Songs by Tammy Robacker

By Danielle Champiet-Coronado Something mischievous this way blows and the room was afire with Halloween prose. There were ghosts and mummies and ghouls one and all, light-hearted humor and celebrations of fall. Great works they were and no, I’m not braggin’. Stories of woe and of hope and a bit about a dragon! Beware to […]