poetry and prose about place

more blueberries!

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Tomorrow, Saturday October 22, 2016, I am giving a reading of my book ‘within easy reach’ and a short talk about eating local foods, especially wild plants. The reading will be for a regional meeting of local chapters of the New Brunswick Women’s Institute. Their theme this year is ‘pulses’ and the nutritional benefits of eating beans, lentils, chickpeas and split peas – foods harvested dry – affordable, protein-packed and delicious!


I will be reading poems from my book, taking the Institute members on a tour of local foods – from the forest floor to the field, to the garden and the farmers market, as well as foods grown inside the home kitchen.


I will also have a door prize for my reading, a painting of wild blueberries. ‘Sweet Hurts’ is 5″ X 7″ with gallery edges, done in acrylics using Ultramarine Blue, Cadmium Yellow, Cadmium Red, Titanium White, Paynes Grey and Burnt Sienna. The name ‘Sweet Hurts’ comes from an alternative name for the Low Sweet Blueberry.



Looking forward to this reading, my fourth this month!


Copyright Jane Tims 2016

Written by jane tims

October 21, 2016 at 3:58 pm

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  1. Beautiful painting, Jane. 🙂 I started reading your book last night, and am very much enjoying your poetry and drawings. Plus I’m learning a few things along the way. I’ve been making videos for my new grandson so he will continue to recognize my face and voice (since we’re so far away), and I read poetry to him in those videos. I’m going to pick one of yours to read to him next.

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    October 21, 2016 at 7:20 pm

    • Hi Robin. Thanks. Reading poetry to your grandson is a great way to instilling a love of reading. My mom used to recite poetry to me all the time, perhaps where I started my interest in writing! Let me know how you like my book!


      jane tims

      October 21, 2016 at 7:46 pm

  2. Great stuff, Jane. I hope you get a good turnout.

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    Jane Fritz

    October 21, 2016 at 4:29 pm

    • Thanks Jane … perhaps you can come to my Wednesday reading (7 pm) in Nasonworth. No pressure, I know you are busy!!


      jane tims

      October 21, 2016 at 7:43 pm

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