Author reading: Sean Arthur Joyce

Kootenay author Sean Arthur Joyce will be speaking about his creative non-fiction book Laying the Children’s Ghost’s to Rest: Canada’s Home Children in the West in the Shuswap.

He will be at the Eagle River Secondary library in Sicamous (518 Main) on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 1:00.

The public is invited to attend.  If possible, please RSVP sbird@sd83.bc.ca or phone ERS 250-836-2831 (loc 219)

For information, visit his publisher’s site: http://www.hagiospress.com/books/detail/laying-the-childrens-ghosts-to-rest-canadas-home-children-in-the-west

FIVE DAYS!

The week is here!

Friday all the festivities begin. 

Are you registered and ready to learn, laugh, and be immersed in a wonderful welcoming writing community?

SEE YOU SOON!

 

Contest closing soon!

Only three days left to enter the Askew’s Foods’ Word on the Lake Writing Contest!!! Contest closes at midnight March 3. Cash prizes, Word on the Lake festival passes, and publication in the anthology are yours to achieve. Find all the details atwww.saow.ca Questions? Call Mary-Lou @ 778-489-3331.

Photo: Only three days left to enter the Askew’s Foods’ Word on the Lake Writing Contest!!! Contest closes at midnight March 3. Cash prizes, Word on the Lake festival passes, and publication in the anthology are yours to achieve. Find all the details at www.saow.ca Questions? Call Mary-Lou @ 778-489-3331.

Diana Gabaldon’s advice to writers

Come hear more advice in person May 16-18!

Registration opens today!

 

Readings at the Cracked Pot in Vernon

STORY WITH YOUR COFFEE!
FEB. 22/14    Saturday 1 – 3 PM
at The Cracked Pot Coffee Emporium

2913 30th Avenue Vernon, BC
Free readings by local authors and poets… as you relax with your favorite cuppa.
When was the last time someone read you a story? A poem?

Take a break … kick back … and enjoy this new, & wonderful Saturday afternoon interlude.

READERS:

Pat Black is a regular contributor to the Vernon Morning Star Newspaper, where she writes a column for seniors. She is a budding novelist.

Shawn L. Bird is a colourful author of YA, a poet, and teacher from the Shuswap. This summer she embarks on a new creative project bringing west to east; a week of writing classes mixed with maritime culture in northern New Brunswick.

Howard Brown is a popular open-mic poet who interweaves his academic/philosophy background with his work in coal mines, oil fields, the navy, and trades / industrial electrician,  to deliver poetry of quite a unique mix.

Patricia A. Donahue is an award-winning author and teacher who draws on her academic background to pen the trilogy, Mighty Orion. An original maritimer, she joins Shawn in offering the Writers Cultural Immersion Week in northern New Brunswick in Aug./14

Author library visit

ShawnLBirdHiddenGemscropsmallSicamous branch of the Okanagan Regional Library will be hosting an author visit with Shawn L. Bird on Saturday, February 15th at 1:00 p.m.  

Come gather around the fireplace, discuss writing, and Grace Awakening.  Shawn will have snippets of the next book in the series to share.  

You’re invited!

Huge event in LA with Diana Gabaldon

The excitement of taking Outlander to television was evident at the January 9-10 fan event in LA.  You can watch interviews with Diana, producer Ron Moore, and actors Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe on Youtube.  If this doesn’t get you excited about Word on the Lake this year, nothing will!

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We are so lucky!

Look at this: http://www.poisonedpen.com/?q=p.page23

3 weeks after Diana is with us at Word on the Lake, she will be attending the book launch for Written in My Own Heart’s Blood in Phoenix, Arizona.  In the past 1000 people have attended and lined up for hours to meet her at her book launches.

AND WE HAVE HER!!!!

If Only That Hair Was Mine! Author discovers old photo of Jack Absolute!

I”m looking forward to seeing Chris Humphreys at Word on the Lake. Such an entertaining guy

AUTHOR. ACTOR. SWORDSMAN.

Funny how you stumble across things! I was searching through an old file – and look what fell out!

There’s me, in 1987, at the Festival Theatre, Malvern, UK duelling as Jack Absolute in ‘The Rivals’. It was the first fight I ever choreographed – later in Canada that became a occasional job.

Don’t I look young! I was actually 31, newly returned from my Hollywood years, thrilled to be back on stage with such a good company – The Oxford Playhouse Co – directed by the wonderful Philip Grout. Little did I suspect that Jack Absolute would play such a great role in my life – at the time I thought it was just a great role!

But the hair? Not mine, alas! I had much more then but still not enough to do the full Romantic. Sigh!

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