Alton Writers’ Ink members David Chesterson and Harry Posner featured in Read Local Caledon
David enjoys watercolour painting, brush and ink illustration and has written stories since childhood. He sold his first watercolour at a fair in Ilkeston, England when he was 9 years old and had his first story published in a school magazine when he was 12.
Both parents were water-colourists, but he added to their training at the College of Art and Technology and the University in Leicester, England.
Among the many friends who encouraged him are A.J.Casson, Wayson Choy, Judy Finch, John Hall, Rosemary Kilbourn, Richard Scrimger, and of course, his current companions in creativity.
His childhood can be found in his books, ‘My Caravan is a Rainbow’ and ‘Gypsy in the Clouds’. His mysteries include ‘St. Vincent Passage’ and ‘Twelfth Night in Royal Blue’. Also published is ‘Pigmented Spectacles’, a biography of Dr. Earle Kirby and, taking a completely different tack, a sci-fi spoof “Not Too Bright …”, and a trilogy of mysteries is about to be published.
Harry is a self-published poet and author, whose love of writing evolved in a natural progression from short story writing to children’s picture books to poetry, novels, and spoken word performance.
He is a member of the spoken word/percussion duo known as The Rubber Brothers, and is a member of the Words Aloud Poetry Collective, as well as the Headwaters Writers Guild, Writers Ink Alton, and an associate member of the League of Canadian Poets. As well as teaching creative writing in the area of Caledon, Harry is the author of two novels (Charivari and A Softness In The Eyes), a book of poetry (Word Birds)and a workbook for developing writers (The Counscious Scribe).
He is currently working on a collection of flash fiction entitled ‘Little Exits’.