poetry and prose about place

celebration of a covered bridge

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Do you love covered bridges?

Have you done any writing about the Patrick Owens Bridge or any other covered bridge?

On Saturday August 25, 2018 at 2:00 pm join us at the Rusagonis Covered Bridge Park to celebrate our Bridge.

  • We will hear from Jeff Carr, MLA.
  • Linda Cogswell will tell us a bit about the history of the bridge.
  • I will be reading from my book ‘in the shelter of the covered bridge’ (Chapel Street Editions, 2017) and $10 from every sale of my book will be donated for the upkeep of the Park.
  • Rose Burke will read a piece about the Upper Mills Bridge and cross-border travel in former years.
  • Ian LeTourneau, Fredericton’s Cultural Laureate, will read his poem about the loss of the Bell Covered Bridge.
  • We will also have an ‘open mic’ where you can join others in reading from your own work (about bridges or any other related theme).

We will have cake and lemonade as part of the afternoon. There will also be a BBQ, courtesy of MLA Jeff Carr! Everyone is welcome!

Let me know if you would like to read (in the comments or at

Patrick Owens Bridge rainbow.JPG

All my best,


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  1. The event sounds wonderful. I’ve never written about a covered bridge, but there is a covered bridge very near where my husband grew up, and we always enjoy seeing it when we are in the area.

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    August 28, 2018 at 12:18 am

    • Hi Sheryl. The event was so much fun although so hot and muggy. We love our covered bridges but finding the political will to protect them is shaky!


      jane tims

      August 29, 2018 at 8:46 pm

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