Meet Cobourg poet Marion Fuessel. Marion describes herself as a late bloomer. She never really thought about school beyond grade 12. However, as she grew into her skin, she decided to go back. She graduated with honours from Seneca College in her 30’s, studying part-time while raising three children. She found she had a vocation to work with young children and was most interested in the Montessori Method. She researched and then pursued this, obtaining her Montessori qualifications and entering a very satisfying career. After retiring Marion and her husband moved to Cobourg and love its beautiful surroundings and friendly people. She has written several children’s stories, but attracted to poetry she joined the Cobourg Poetry Workshop three years ago and has been learning and writing ever since.