|Posted by symackay on December 5, 2009 at 12:14 PM|
So I was promoted to being the editor for Majestic, an online newsletter for http://www.lit.org. The link is: http://majestic.lit.org/wordpress. After participating as a columnist for a year, I was told by several people that I had really grown this past year as a writer and a person. So I'm so happy to take on this role. My first appearance as editor will be in January 2010.
Also my writing may be published in the first edition of Four Seasons, the Lit.Org's new print publication, Ochani Lele's new project. He is the owner of Lit.Org and also did a lot of work on the site and newsletter. So I'm looking forward to that.
Regarding my talks, all went well. I spoke to more than a few people at the Into the Light mental health conference about The Art Studios. Plus I heard some information about issues around mental health, like housing, policing, homelessness, and corrections. I managed to make all my meetings this past while, plus participate in The Art Studios Winter Sale and Silent Auction. We raised a chunk of money with the silent auction to go towards the members' fund for supplies and things not covered by the Vancouver Coastal Health budget.
My art and bio was also included in Toward Recovery & Well-Being, a book about the new framework for a national mental health strategy, that was launched at the conference.
So where am I now? In relaxation mode!