FRANK WESTCOTT - THE POET*THE SINGER*THE LYRIC MAKER*THE SHORT STORY WRITER

AH... HOME for Today


 © Frank Westcott, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 to infinity. & back :)  All rights reserved. 

     Music and writing are the pillars of Frank's professional life. He sings, writes songs, lyrics and plays guitar-drums-piano. He writes poetry and short stories.       *




Ah... Luv Music Singing Performing. My Ontario license plate. Fun, eh !








              AWARDS 'n SUCH

In the early 1980's McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario inducted me into their Alumni Gallery in honor of my music and writing. Nice, that! Much happened in the intervening years. More music. Lots of writing. Books 'n things. Lyrics 'n Songs. My love. A thrill in 2011 was being a first place winner for the Gloria Vanderbilt/Exile Short Fiction for my story The Poet.  Then in 2014, my long-g-g poem She Lay Herself Down was a finalist, Short Listed, in the Gwendolyn MacEwen/ExilePoetry Competition. You can read both The Poet  and She Lay Herself Down  here at my web site. Just click one of the "click thingys" on the upper right.


 

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Enjoy the site, its stories, poems and sheer joy in existence. Be good to you and all you love. Love-Laugh-Be. Love Laugh-Be One More Time.

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IN THE RECENT 

     In January 2014, I sold one of my new short stories, Last Man Standing, to Exile Publishing for their anthology Fractured: Tales of the Canadian Post-Apocalypse. Last Man Standing was also  published in June 2014's ELQ: Exile, the Literary Quarterly, Issue 150. Due to ELQ's fine literary history, I considers this a fine honor. I am very grateful for this evolution. In April 2014, my "Vegas Written" story called "My Last Story: Hemingway's Cigar or It Must Have Been In The Water"  was a semi-finalist for 2014's CVC/Gloria Vanderbilt/Exile short story award.I love Vegas & my dear friends there & miss it & them when I am away, sojourning on some other adventure of a literary kind, music-ary kind or life-kind. Both Last Man Standing and My Last Story: Hemingway's Cigar or It Must Have Been In The Water were written at the Wynnin Las Vegas... 2014 has seen me write a ton TON of new lyrics for anybody-somebody-a magical moment happening to put music too and a few with music by me to sing-a-ling song-thing to tooooo.

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ACTING

     One of my joys is acting here and there or in the midst of or prep or intro of a song. In terms of "pure" acting, I have just done background parts such as an artist when I wore a beret and had a big beard. Played a war vet too. And once a rabbi with my long hair bunned up under a hat and my long-g-g beard worn then aglow...


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At the "Million Dollar Quartet" in Las Vegas, 2014.












While on a Disneyworld+++ Trip with my
daughter and two granddaughters in April, 2014.

Luv that place its vibe and all it stands for.4.And more.

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MARTIAL ARTS 

     I had always wanted to study the martial arts. When I was 58 I decided to pursue this. Have a brown belt now in Shotokan Karate. But... but... but... in order to protect me hands and feet, both and both plus me mouth I need for singin' 'n vocal things like the "doing of a song", all that music career stuff I love... you know... So... I chose to refrain from advancing in karate at this time. JKA muses say I might get my black belt when too old to do anything else! Sounds good. P.S. As best as me, we, all-of-me facets can remember, my born day wuz September 4th, 1949.  Labor Day and labor day "both" figuratively and metaphorically and any other - ally- that wurks to spell a spell of fun by naht wurking-g :) .

"LOVE-LAUGH-BE... ONE MORE TIME"


ME

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