Chronicling the Days – Muriel Gold Poole

In April 2020, we invited writers in Quebec to submit a story of a single day during the strange, uneasy time of coronavirus and pandemic, of social distancing and self isolation, of lockdown and quarantine.

We’re thrilled to announce that these stories have been gathered in Chronicling the Days: Dispatches from a Pandemic (Guernica Press). To learn more and buy the book, please visit

Please also join us on the QWF FB Community page, and let the authors know if their words resonated.

This piece is by Muriel Gold Poole, writing on April 1, 2020.

Wednesday is the day I lead my Writers Workshop in St Petersburg. Florida. And I had been forced to abandon them. Not so fast. One of my writers (there are 20 of them) suggested I run the sessions from Montreal. Not through ZOOM or SKYPE or FACETIME, G-d forbid . Luckily a few of my participants are just as technologically challenged as I am so we decided on email as the method of communication.

To read the rest of the story, please support our community and check out Chronicling the Days: Dispatches from a Pandemic

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