No Learning Tuesday (September 4th)

Hi Members,

No Learning Tuesday tonight (September 4th) – just a regular meeting.

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Upcoming Learning Tuesdays

September (4th):  

Regular meeting

October (2nd): 
 Jenna will share her experience and  some of the things she  learned from her recent trip to the Writers Conference in New York.
 She will be sharing the three main things she took away from the Writer’s Digest Conference.
        1) Advice and stories from agents and authors about getting published              and landing an agent 

      2) Building suspense in your story no matter what genre you write 
      3) The writer’s life; challenges, getting connect and staying motivated

November (6th):

 Patricia will share her experience regarding her completion of university of Iowa course. 

MOOC (Massive Open On-line Court). Topic will be :  Setting, Voice and Language.

  December (4th):

 Barb Enright’s husband will be presenting a discussion/workshop on song writing. 
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Scrivener: John’s Learning Tuesday

On our next Learning Tuesday, August 7, John will make an introductory presentation on Scrivener. It will not be an in-depth discussion of how to use Scrivener, but an overview of why Scrivener is a valuable tool for writers.

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Poetry Workshop

Writers’ Ink is pleased to be hosting a Poetry Workshop on three Saturdays, May 12, May 26 and June 9 (9:30 – 12:30 pm) at the downtown branch of Red Deer Public Library in the Kiwanis Boardroom.

Topics include: Crafting a Poetry Collection; The Journey from Creation to Publication; Publication, Promotion and Beyond; The Poet’s Toolkit, and Styles of Poetry, not necessarily in that order.

Registration fee is $75.  Lunch will be provided.

The facilitator is Melissa Morelli Lacroix, author of a Beautiful Deception who is a writer, teacher and editor. She holds degrees in writing from the University of Alberta (B.A.) and Lancaster University (M.A.). Her writing has appeared in Canadian, American and British print and on-line publications.  Her book will be available as a resource at a cost of $18.

There are a few seats still available. Selection will be made on a first come, first serve basis and is open to members first, then the general public.  If interested, please email

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March 6th Meeting Cancelled

Due to temperatures dropping below -20C,  this evening’s meeting (March 6th) is cancelled.

Paul’s Learning Tuesday seminar on journal submissions will be moved to next Tuesday (March 13th)

Stay warm!

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The Path to Publication

A quick reminder for our up-coming learning Tuesday (March 6th). Paul will be speaking about/and taking us through some of the necessary steps to follow when submitting your work – poem, short story etc. – to some of the many magazines and contests.

As part of his presentation, he will submit a piece he has prepared in real time.

Look forward to seeing you all there.


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10 Word Story Contest

Here are the winners of our “Write a 10-word (or less) story” contest.

1st Place:  Lionel Lustgarten with, Pet Store Revolution.   Snail now in charge.”

2nd Place:  Richard McIntyre with, For sale. Sawed-off 12-gauge shot gun. Only used once.”

3rd Place:  Richard McIntyre with, “He pulled her close, kissed her neck, her nipples and…”

Many thanks to Richard for providing the prizes: chocolates from Purdy’s at Bower Mall.  And thanks again to Richard and to Lionel for sharing their bounty with the rest of the members in attendance that night.  It was a lot of fun!

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