by Chuck Bowie
I went home on Saturday. It wasn’t really my home, in the sense that I’d moved from the Miramichi a million years ago. I’d returned to attend a writers’ meeting—Words On Water—and the launch of a Greater Moncton group’s most recent output: The Breach House Gang Anthology IV.
The occasion was one I’d anticipated for some time. I had hoped that a certain writer, Doug Underhill, would be in attendance, and he was.Read More»
by Allan Hudson
While doing research for my novel, Dark Side of a Promise, which takes place mainly in Bangladesh, I learned about a dangerous industry based on dismantling old ships. The work of the ‘ship breakers’ is difficult, with no safety standards whatsoever. Many children and illiterate people are employed in the yards and I could not imagine what it must be like to need that kind of work.
Chittagong is one of the largest yards in the world, where 25,000 men break 250 ships a year. I wanted to write a story on what this might be like, and about the people who might need the work. I had no idea how far those words could travel.Read More»