Annual General Meeting Agenda

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.

  1. Adoption of  New By-Laws Prioposed by By-Law Committee.
  1. Financial Report
  1. President’s Report
  1. Learning Tuesday – subjects/speakers
  1. Plan for the Year – Changes to the meeting order/purpose/items – eg. Word of the week, monthly writing  topics, writing prompts exercises.

6.   Anthology Update and Review of Workload

  1. Future  Workshop  – When?  Topics? Speakers?
  1. Election of Officers – May/2017 – President and Treasurer

September /2017– Vice President, Secretary and WebMaster

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Writers’ Ink Anthology Book Launch!


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Christmas Meeting Schedule and Learning Tuesdays…and Santa!!!


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.

December 25th…SANTA!!!!

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.


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How to Keep Your Novel Captivating for Your Readers


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!

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Double Reading: with Authors Rea Tarvydas and Lori Hahnel

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:

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:

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.

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Come to the Funny Side of the Street!


Please join us for an evening of writing and humour lead by writer and teacher, Lyle Meeres!

Lyle will discuss how to use humour in our writing on Tuesday, October 4th at 7:00 at the Sunnybrook Farmhouse!

It’s sure to be a hoot!!


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Why Writers Need to be Readers

readingOur next Learning Tuesday on September 6th, will feature writer and teacher, Lyle Meeres. His topic, “Writers as Readers”, will explain why writers need to be readers and suggest what writers can utilize from their reading when they turn to writing.
  • We will look at excerpts of interesting writing.
  • We will discuss the techniques the authors used.
  • We will focus on a few techniques.
Writers will have a chance to develop a short piece of writing using one of the techniques
Those who are willing may share their writing if there is time.
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