Write On, Canada! is currently available at
Write On, Canada! is currently available at
Writers’ Ink celebrates Canada’s Birthday with words.
On Canada Day, at Bower Pond, the Red Deer and District writers’ club, Writers’ Ink, will launch its 25th Anniversary Edition Anthology, titled Write On, Canada!
This compilation is a celebration of Canada, from Newfoundland to Tofino, and points in between. These stories and poems represent our memories of time and place. Inside its cover you will read about how one member who, as a teenager, was tasked with the responsibility of taking care of a group of youngsters on their cross Canada trip to Expo ’67 to celebrate Canada’s 100th Birthday; a former teacher tells about his harrowing ride in his unreliable car in the middle of nowhere B.C. when he was a young man. Reminisce with another writer when she describes what she misses about small town life, and let our talented poets take you on other journeys. Some of our words will make you laugh; some may make you cry, but, to be sure, this anthology will engage your emotions and evoke your senses.
Choosing to tell stories of Canada, as our theme for this 25th anniversary edition, the Writer’s Ink membership regards this anthology as something very special. We are proud to offer it the public. Share our pride with a family member, a friend, or buy it as a keepsake to remember this year, 2017, our country’s 150th Birthday. Write on, Canada! Come join us.
We wish to thank the City of Red Deer (Cultural Services) for their generous financial contribution which helped ensure that everything about this book, including the printing, is Canadian.
This limited edition Anthology will be offered on Canada Day for the cost of $12.00. For more information, contact Patricia at 403 550-0180. We look forward to seeing you there!
Agenda – Red Deer Writers’ Ink – Annual General Meeting – May 2/2017
There will be no Learning Tuesday on May 2/2017. The Annual General Meeting will be held in its place.
6. Anthology Update and Review of Workload
September /2017– Vice President, Secretary and WebMaster
Dec 6th – Learning Tuesday with our own Dazzling Danielle (Lauranne’s words!) telling about the beats in novel design.
December 20th – Pot Luck Christmas Celebration. Bring along a Christmas story or poem or tradition to share with the group along with something to eat.
There will be no meeting Dec 27th.
NEW YEAR! – Jan 3rd, 2017, we will be treated to Danielle’s lesson on doing research for a period piece.
Upcoming on November 1st’s Learning Tuesday, teacher and writer Lyle Meeres will guide us through Stephen King’s nonfiction book, On Writing.
He will focus on three topics presented by the King of Horror:
1) Theory and writing tools for developing prose.
2) Important elements for writing correctly.
3) Tips for creating antagonists.
If you’d like to hear about these and more, please join us at the Sunnybrook farmhouse at 7:00pm!
Please Join Us for a Double Reading: with Authors Rea Tarvydas and Lori Hahnel
Friday: October 28, 7:00 pm
The Coconut Room, Sunworks, 4924 50th Street, Red Deer, Alberta T4N 1X7
Join us in the Coconut Room for an evening of literary bliss with Thistledown Press authors Rea Tarvydas and Lori Hahnel. Rea will read from her much anticipated and hot-off-the-press collection of stories, HOW TO PICK UP A MAID IN STATUE SQUARE, while Lori will delight us with selected readings from her growing list of acclaimed books. Both authors will be pleased to answer your questions and sign their books, which can be purchased at Sunworks. We guarantee an intimate ambiance, delicious snacks, and literary enlightenment. A cash bar is available.
Rea Tarvydas: www.reatarvydas.com
The stories in Rea Tarvydas’ new book, HOW TO PICK UP A MAID IN STATUE SQUARE, follow the lives of expats living in Hong Kong as they come under the rich and exotic spell of what has been called the “most thrilling city on the planet”.
Rea lives and writes in Calgary. Her stories can be found in a number of leading literary journals, and her work has been nominated for a National Magazine Award. Rea is the winner of the 2012 Brenda Strathern “Late Bloomers” Writing Prize, curated by the Calgary Foundation and presented at Wordfest.
Lori Hahnel: https://lorihahnel.ca/
Lori Hahnel is the author of two novels, LOVE MINUS ZERO and AFTER YOU’VE GONE, as well as a story collection, NOTHING SACRED, which shortlisted for an Alberta Literary Award. Her work has been nominated for the Journey Prize three times and has appeared in over forty publications in North America, Australia and the U.K., including Joyland and The Saturday Evening Post. Lori teaches creative writing at Mount Royal University in Calgary.