Me at the Symposium

I found a couple of pictures of my co-panelist, Julie Burtinshaw, and me on the Manitoba Writer’s Guild’s FB page & thought I’d share it with you.

This was our panel on YA Fiction at the Symposium of Manitoba Writing that I spoke about a couple of weeks ago. The photo array of ladies above us showcases a few of our most prestigious Manitoba writerrs, including Nellie McClung and Margaret Laurence.

I love the wood details that were found throughout the Canadian Mennonite University. I took a few pictures of the architecture, myself:



I love the old part of the campus, which used to be the School for the Deaf which was built in 1921. To me, it looks like an old castle.



The inside has the feel of church.



The wood wainscoting is so elegant.



And there are surprising little features like these cherubic gargoyle-like stone carvings.



They are tucked into the sides of the doorway into the older part of the structure.



Nestled into several alcoves are these comfy little sitting areas with chairs that are perfect for curling up in with a good book. The natural light coming in the windows is wonderful!


Do you have interesting old buildings like this where you live?