INTERCHANGE TESTIMONIALS – Connecting with Seniors Presentation – Collingwood ON, Feb 23/22
“Another fabulous Seniors Zoom gathering today! Breaking Down Barriers' presentation of 'Interchange' by co-authors Ian Cognito and Anne Marie Carson was an engaging hour listening to their unique exchange of poetry and prose. Loved it”.
“What an enjoyable and engaging hour of poetry and prose. Ian and Anne Marie are so talented. We are amazed they have never met in person and were able to co-author such a great book. Thank you Lucille for another wonderful Connecting with Seniors program. I didn’t want it to end”.
Ron and Candyce
“I really enjoyed the BDB launch of Interchange. Congratulations. I am so proud of both you and Ian”.
“I just finished reading Interchange. So good! I want Anne Marie to sign my copy some time”.
“A great afternoon. Thank you for having Ian Cognito and Anne Marie Carson read their work. It was so enjoyable and took me to places I haven’t thought of in a very long time”.
“My seniors really enjoyed listening to readings of Interchange. They recalled some memories following the program that sparked great conversation and laughter. Thank you, Ian and Anne Marie and thank you Lucille for introducing us to this book”.
“I was sitting in today during your and Ian's reading for Breaking Down Barriers. I'm not necessarily a poetry fan, more a follower of poetic lyrists like Leonard Cohen and Joanie Mitchell. That said, I quite enjoyed the pieces crafted by Ian. I was really quite impressed with your responses. Being a member of this family for almost 38 years, I'm no stranger to your writing prowess. The numerous poems marking special birthdays, or speeches for happy and solemn occasions, I've always marveled at the way you easily seem to create a thoughtful, reflective narrative, that captures your audience's imagination.
Your responses to Ian's work once again reinforced your innate ability to translate a thought, a feeling or an experience into a magical piece of writing that transports the listener/reader to a time, a place, a person or an occasion where we can relate so personally with your stories. While I have not yet read your book (because your brother is afraid I will crack the spine, book nazi), I look forward to reading the poems and the prose with a lovely cup of tea.
Thank you both for the experience! And I'm a lucky lady to have such a talented sister-in-law. Can't wait to see what comes next Anne Marie!”
Love you lots
“That was fascinating! I’ve never been a big poetry fan but I was for that hour and I was enthralled by Anne Marie’s prose”.
“Who doesn’t fondly remember family car rides. Loved the poetry and prose!”
“That was fantastic! Can’t wait to read the book”.