• Books

    Pop-Up Art and Book Sale

    November 27th Jennifer Anne Burke and I are hosting a Pop-Up Art and Book Sale.

    To learn more about Jennifer’s work, click here. Here are some of my offerings!

    Georgian Bay Art Cards

    $5.00 each or 5 for $20.00 (plus HST)


    Sunsets in Britt: A Georgian Bay Tradition

    $55 plus HST. Click here to read more about the book.


    Books: $15 (plus HST)


    Framed Georgian Bay Photographs

    $50 (plus HST) each. $75 (plus HST) for the large ones.

  • Poetry Invites

    Poetry Invites November

    Inspired By Today in Northumberland

    What is happening for you today?

    Write a poem for Cobourg Present, our evolving eChapbook.

    This month you are invited to write a poem about this moment, right now, today. What do you see? What are you doing? What are you thinking about? If you could capture today in a poem what would you include? In years from now if you looked back to November 2021, what do you want to remember? This is a poem about presence and about time. What is important about this time? What is the story of today?

    This month our poetry collects stories of the spirit of a time.

    We have two months left in this project. One possibility when it is done is to create a print anthology. What are your thoughts? Would you like to see this collection in print one day?

    You are also welcome to revisit a prompt from an earlier month and submit a poem at any time. Click here to see the archive of prompts.

  • Books

    Sunsets in Britt: A Georgian Bay Tradition

    Jessica Outram is a Métis writer and educator with roots in the Georgian Bay Métis Community. She is the 4th Poet Laureate of Cobourg, Ontario. For decades she has captured Georgian Bay summer sunsets with her camera. This project is for family and friends who share her love of sunsets. Anyone is welcome to purchase a book.

    • Primary Category: Arts & Photography Books
    • Project Option: Standard Landscape, 10×8 in, 25×20 cm
      # of Pages: 24
    • ISBN
      • Hardcover, Dust Jacket: 9781006416453
    • Published by Sunshine in a Jar Press
      • Using a print on demand service: Blurb. Since hundreds of copies were not printed, the cost per book is higher than hoped.
    • Limited Edition.
    • $55.00 plus tax and delivery

    If you know Jessica or live nearby, you can also purchase books directly from Jessica to avoid shipping costs (paying by cash or etransfer: $55 plus GST/HST $7.15 = $62.15).

    Sunsets in Britt is also available at Let’s Talk Books in Cobourg.

    To order online now with delivery click here.

  • Poetry Invites

    Poetry Invites October

    Inspired By Home in Northumberland

    What does the word ‘home’ mean to you?

    Write a poem for Cobourg Present, our evolving eChapbook.

    This month you are invited to write a poem about home. How could you capture the spirit of home in a poem? What was your home like as a child? Or, what will it be like in the future? What do you love most about being at home? What is most challenging about being at home? Write about a memory of home. Write about a room. Write about your yard. Go wherever the idea of home takes you.

    This month our poetry collects stories of the spirit of a place—not just the community but within our individual places.

    We have three months left in this project. One possibility when it is done is to create a print anthology. What are your thoughts? Would you like to see this collection in print one day?

    You are also welcome to revisit a prompt from an earlier month and submit a poem at any time. Click here to see the archive of prompts.

  • Georgian Bay

    Southeastern Georgian Bay Landscape Photos

    Every summer I spend hours in the boat taking photographs of the landscape I love so much. It still amazes me how every day is different out on the bay.

  • Books

    The Writing Spiral by Jessica Outram

    Available at Let’s Talk Books in Cobourg, Ontario. Nearly sold out!


    About the Book

    In The Writing SpiralJessica Outram, an educator and writer, shares eight thematic spirals that explore how we can cultivate a writing life that guarantees growth and development.

    This book offers a theory about how writers learn. Using the contributions from 30 emerging and experienced writers, The Writing Spiral demonstrates the way learning about creativity, courage, solitude, community, ambition, perseverance, curiosity, and love develop mastery to make an expressive, inspired writer.

    A comprehensive learning program designed to call writers to action, this book utilizes research-based learning strategies, humour, metaphor, and interactive exercises to awaken the learner in you. To become a better writer, you need to become a better learner.

    A diverse collection of poems, stories, memoirs, and essays take you on a journey around layers of experience, knowledge, and inquiry to awaken your writing core.

    The Writing Spiral offers a new vision that encourages us to define our writing spirals: to embrace reflection and analysis, to love learning, and to courageously write our truths and share our stories.

  • Poetry Invites

    Poetry Invites September

    Inspired By Birds in Northumberland

    What have you noticed about birds in Northumberland?

    Write a poem for Cobourg Present, our evolving eChapbook.

    This month you are invited to write a poem about birds. It amazes me the diversity and abundance of birds here in every season. Some days it’s hard to get to the laundry because the cardinals are singing. When I work from home, mourning doves coo outside my windows during my online meetings. The grackles fight over the bird seed and the robins build nests in my eaves.

    What is your relationship with birds? How could you capture their personalities and stories in a poem?

    This month our poetry focuses on how we observe or relate to the natural world around us throughout any season.

    You are also welcome to revisit a prompt from an earlier month and submit a poem at any time. Click here to see the archive of prompts.