From the Editor's Notepad

This newsletter is primarily a post-conference issue. It comes to you a little later than intended, but perhaps its arrival after the madness of early semester will mean that you have time to read it, respond, make suggestions for topics to be addressed in future issues, or inspire you to write a piece for the next issue.

This issue wraps up Inkshed 18 through Doug Brent's reflection; Russ Hunt's review of Worlds Apart -- the new book from Aviva Freedman, Patrick Dias, and Anthony Paré which several Inkshedders were reading and discussing during the conference breaks; the minutes from the Annual General Meeting; a few photographs from Canmore; and the excerpt from talent night.

This issue also marks some changes for the newsletter. The editorship has moved to me, with help from Kenna Manos and Russ Hunt, and the publication format is about to change. This will be the last paper version mailed out to the entire membership. The next Inkshed newsletter will appear in electronic form. You will be alerted to its publication via the Inkshed list and can then read it on line or download a printable version to your own computer. Those who do not have easy access to a computer can still receive the print version if you fill out the form in the print version form and send it to me at NSCAD (mailing and email addresses here). Only those members who have dues paid and who have made the specific request can receive a paper version.

We also look forward in this issue to Inkshed 19, to be held in  Prince Edward Island, at Stanhope by the Sea. The first call for proposals appears in this issue.

I hope to have the next issue of the Inkshed Newsletter on your screens by the end of January, 2002. Deadline for submissions is January 15. The complexity of issues surrounding language and audience on the list that became apparent in the responses to the events of September 11 seems to have given many contributors pause. Perhaps the newsletter is a good place for something on one or more of the issues raised? Perhaps someone who attended the CCCC's last Spring could give us an overview? Is there someone who would put together an updated compilation of the bibliography that grows on the list? If you have something to contribute or a suggestion for something you'd like to see, please don't hesitate to send it my way.

A special thank-you goes from me to Russ Hunt for his technological wizardry, which is making my editorship possible.

Jane Milton

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