While still in 2007, the first year of operating, Soul Asylum was encouraged by the interest of writers to come up to small town Jackson’s Point, Ontario on the shore of Lake Simcoe, for a proposed authors weekend getaway. The Fall days and evenings were hosted at Ken’s house with the lake just a minute’s walk away for some great views when not winding down in the backyard around the fire pit.
Most of the guests were from the U.S. but we also welcomed some local talent, plus Pat Simpson who came all the way from across the Atlantic ocean.
Singer/songwriter Erin Blackstock showed up to play some of her music up close and personal. By coincidence that same weekend, the Georgina Arts Centre was hosting renowned Inuit sculptor David Ruben for a public workshop so the “Getaway guests” took a try at carving soapstone.
There was a butterfly conservatory only 15 minutes’ drive south of Jackson’s Pt. so that was another visit made in between times of sharing reading and writing amongst the guests.
The photos represent just some of the good times had. If you haven’t been to Lake Simcoe at sunset, that feature image is all natural and quite common to see from the south and the eastern shores.