Author Archives: Joan Conway

About Joan Conway

My artistic passions are poetry and collage. But I am curious human, always exploring new mediums, new opportunities for creative expressions.

Journal Writing- building a deeper relationship with self

I’m listening to Irish poet and philosopher,  John O’Donohue , his beautiful connections between our interior and exterior worlds to no end inspire me; concepts of how to be fully engaged with living a deeply creative life. This is not restricted to … Continue reading

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‘Water Worn” Chapbook launch

Our writers group, in the spirit of staying close to the elements of living in Northwestern B.C.,  decided to choose the theme ‘Water Worn’ for our newest anthology of poetry. Water is ever pervasive in our rainforest. It is the … Continue reading

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Altered Pages

Art Journaling is one of my favorite explorations so I was thrilled to see this was the theme for Northwords Creative Writers Adult Retreat. What a fun day! Jesse Dafoe led us through some writing exercises, which we later incorporated … Continue reading

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Poet Lesley Strutt: A Soft Activist

I feel deeply enlivened after our intimate gathering in the studio listening to Lesley Strutt, poet, blogger, essayist, playwright and professor. Lesley read her poetry as well as held a conversation on the poetic life; what poetry means to her … Continue reading

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Spring Floods

This morning I visit the Skeena River in full flood. Its torrent of water heedless of all obstructions engulf the base of cottonwoods, whole trees uproot and whip down the channel in a highway of debris, whirlpools are wild and … Continue reading

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Spring Bouquet Homemade Books

My bulbs are emerging from the earth and so, in anticipation for the colours of spring, I have created these homemade books for  journaling or gardening notes. This style is dos-à-dos binding (from the French meaning “back-to-back). It is a … Continue reading

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April: Poetry Month and a Welcome to Spring

April hails to spring with its bursting light. No wonder it is also the month dedicated to poetry. Like sap running after a dormant time, poetry finds its way into the landscape teeming with new life. The first flowering plant to … Continue reading

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