Ty Newydd Creative Writing Centre, Wales. June 2023.

Writing retreat sponsored by The Chestnut Review (Ithica, New York).

Summer 2022 at Another Story Bookshop, Roncesvalles Avenue, Toronto.  The launch of Saeed Teebi’s short story collection,  Her First Palestinian (House of Anansi Press, 2022). 

Members of our virtual writing group meeting in person for the first time.

Left to right: Benno Tutter, Adam Fiske, Saeed Teebi, Margaret Watson and Diana Catargiu. (Absent with regrets are Leslie Carlin and Sophia Wen.)

2020 - Celebrating a special birthday in the first summer of the pandemic with bluegrass and old-time country music in my backyard.

Kristine Schmitt (guitar and vocals) and Tony Allen (fiddle and vocals). 

Check out this 40-minute concert video on YouTube. 

Autumn 2019 at the launch of FreeFall Magazine Volume XXIX, Number 2. 

Shelf Life Books, 4th Street, Calgary. 

Reading from “Paul and David”.

Spring 2018, Writing on the French River - Writers’ Retreat, sponsored by The New Quarterly and Pine Cove Lodge.

Left to right: Lisa Alward (author of Cocktail, Biblioasis, 2023), Margaret Watson, and Marsha Faubert (author of Wanda's War, Goose Lane, 2023)

Summer 1973 - On the farm, near Drayton Ontario

City of Vaughan Archives/MG 1, VOL 1

Circa 1930, Robert Bruce Watson, age 13 or 14 years old, in a competition at Vellore, Vaughan township, near Woodbridge, Ontario.

Circa 1927, Martha Elizabeth Rutherford (later Watson), age three, on her family’s farm in Albion Township near Bolton, Ontario. 

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