Windsor Regional Hospital

Bookfest Preview at Windsor Regional Hospital



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Sally Bennett Olczak, CEO, Alzheimer Society of Windsor & Essex County and Marty Gervais, Author, Publisher, retired Windsor Star journalist and Windsor’s own Poet Laureate recently provided readings at the Met Campus as part of Bookfest 2016.

Ms. Bennett Olczak read poems that focused on nursing and healthcare and Mr. Gervais read from his own book of poetry entitled – Taking My Blood (Poems and Photographs from 7North) which he wrote after an extended stay at the met campus several years ago.

If you missed this, the following is an excerpt from one of Mr. Gervais’ poems:

Born Again

I have been here
seven days now
my Right arm hooked up
to an electronic infusion pump
a snarl of wires
feeding into my arms, lifeless,
resting on a large pillow
I lie still so as not to wake these wires
set this delicate pump
failing and wildly beeping

If you want to learn more about Bookfest 2016, visit bookfestwindsor.com.