Q & A with Robyn Marie Butt

Where do you like to write?

In bed or on a comfortable loveseat with laptop or a hard cover blank book.

What is your birthstone?

Garnet – I used to find them in the rocks at my uncle’s cottage.

What is your astrological sign?

Capricorn. We are great late bloomers.

What do you think was the most significant world event the year that you were born?

Whose world?

What is your greatest extravagance?

My daughter.

What is your favorite journey?

Into each new day.

What talent would you most like to have?

Boundless energy; a beautiful singing voice.

If you could come back as a person or thing, what do you think it would be?

I think it (he or she) would be me.

If you could choose what to come back as, what would it be?

A Bodhisattva (enlightened being)

If you were to host a private dinner party for writers from the past, who would you invite to your table?

Shakespeare, Victor Hugo, Emily Dickinson, Oscar Wilde, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Charlotte Bronte.

If you were to host a private dinner party for your mentors in life other than writers, who would you invite to your table?

My father, my grandfather Butt,  my grandmother Brown, my teachers Charles Toon, Theodore Heinrich, Patricia Benson and Barb Gauthier.

What is your motto?

“Nothing is lost in the eyes of God.”

Why did the chicken cross the road?

It accorded with her life purpose.

Coffee or Tea?


Favorite Cuisine?


Favorite comfort food?

Chocolate (Milk, Cadburys)

Least favourite colour?

“Harvest gold” on 1970’s appliances.

If you could patent one device what would it be?

Robotic teacher for teenagers, specializing in cleaning and organization.

List five cities or towns in Canada that are on your list to visit one day.

Quebec City, St John’s,  Saskatoon, anywhere in Cape Breton, Salt Spring Island.

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