WAM Jan 12-13 Mary Dalton
The fourth annual SPARKS Literary Festival takes place next weekend in St. John's at Memorial University. Although situated in the capitol city, the festival honours the province's writing community and goes out of its way to include students and graduates from MUN's creative writing programs.
Poet Mary Dalton is the director of the festival and I invited her into the studio to light the bonfire that will attract you to this smoldering event.
So I first asked Mary what SPARKS is and what it celebrates.