Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Take a look at my Editor's Letter, and be sure to visit the rest of the site for all the wonderful writing.
Happy raking/shovelling (?)
Friday, October 31, 2014
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
It's been an exciting time for all of us at Literary Mama. Our October issue just went live! Here's an excerpt from my Editor's Letter:
I am so pleased to introduce you to the October issue of Literary Mama, which marks our recent switch to a monthly publication. Before I tell you all about it, I’d like to acknowledge the tremendous effort put forth by all the staff who worked on the issue. Every one of these women dedicated their talents and their time to making it the best it could be. All while juggling family, work, and creative commitments! I would be remiss if I didn’t also thank Karna Converse, our Managing Editor, for keeping us all on track and up to speed.
Read more from my letter here. And be sure to visit the rest of site, for all the wonderful writing!
Sunday, September 21, 2014
On this special day, I'd like to honour the man who has given us so many beautiful poems and songs. There's one poem, in particular, that resonates with me. It's deceptively simple, and that's probably why I like it so much.
From Stranger Music: Selected Poems and Songs by Leonard Cohen (McClelland & Stewart Inc, 1993.)
Monday, September 8, 2014
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
|The Bambina, waiting for it all to begin...|
|Toronto mayoral candidate Olivia Chow.|
|Marching Band (The Bambino and I loved this!)|
|The Bambina declared this drum troupe the best.|
|Happy Bird Woman|
Thursday, June 12, 2014
Did you have a good time at work?
because it’s dirty.
©2014 Maria Scala
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Monday, April 21, 2014
It's been an amazing five years working with Cassie Premo Steele on her Birthing the Mother Writer column! Typically, Cassie will write a piece focusing on one aspect of being a mother writer, and then invite readers to respond to a writing prompt.
Cassie is about to take a (much-deserved) five-month break from her column, and this time around her editor (that would be me) has written a response, including a poem called "September." Here's an excerpt:
“September” came about in response to Cassie Premo Steele’s most recent column “Renewal: Beginning a New Season in the Mother Writer Life.” I am anticipating that my own renewal as a mother writer will come in the fall when my son joins his older sister full-time at school. In writing this poetic response, I have internalized what Cassie points out about planning and trying to control: “Life doesn’t work like this. It certainly is never as smooth as we would have it be in our plans. Neither is mothering smooth nor plan-dependent.”Continue reading over at Literary Mama!