Join debut novelist Amy Spurway in conversation with author Stephanie Domet on March 26 at 7:30 P.M. on floor 3 in room 301 to discuss her new novel Crow crackling with sharp Cape Breton humour, big twists, big drama and big personalities. Spurway is an original voice that won’t be forgotten. Books will be available for sale from Bookmark. This event is free and open to the public. Presented by Halifax Public Libraries and Goose Lane Editions. This event is organized with the assistance of the Canada Council for the Arts.
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Join Amy Spurway in conversation with Joella Foulds, for the Cape Breton Book Launch Party for her debut novel, Crow, on Saturday, March 30, 6:00 pm, at the Ross Ferry Community Centre in Nova Scotia. Books will be available for sale. This event is free and open to the public, including a potluck and a cash bar. Presented by Goose Lane Editions. This event is organized with the assistance of the Canada Council for the Arts. Amy Spurway was born and raised on Cape Breton, where, at the age of 11, she landed her first writing and performing gigs with CBC Radio.
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS UNDERSTOREY MAGAZINE: FRANCOPHONE WOMEN IN ATLANTIC CANADA Edited by Rohini Bannerjee We invite submissions from women of diverse Francophone communities, dialects, cultures and histories in Atlantic Canada, including Acadian, Brayon, Metis French, Newfoundland French and current residents from French-speaking regions around the world. Understorey Magazine publishes stories of women's lives as told through fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, drama and visual art.
Join Amy Spurway, in conversation with Wendy Lill, for the Dartmouth Book Launch Party for her debut novel, Crow, on Thursday April 4, 6:30 pm, at the Wooden Monkey, Dartmouth. Books will be available for sale from Bookmark. This event is free and open to the public. Presented by Goose Lane Editions. This event is organized with the assistance of the Canada Council for the Arts. Amy Spurway was born and raised on Cape Breton, where, at the age of 11, she landed her first writing and performing gigs with CBC Radio.
In Let's Write a Memoir, we cover the What, Why, When, Who and How of memoir writing. We do a lot of different writing exercises, designed for maximum fun and learning.We'll also read aloud from some published memoirs, for inspiration. Last, I bring a table full of memoirs and reference books for participants to look at during breaks. By the end of the day, you should have a good idea of how you might put your project together, what it might include, and a game plan to start, keep on, and finish.
An evening of poetry and prose featuring new work by George Elliott Clarke, Michael Mirolla, Giovanna Riccio, Steven Mayoff, Jacqueline Dumas, and Chad Norman. Join us for readings and invigorating discussion. Books available for sale. All welcome. Taking place at the Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia on Saturday, June 1 at 6 PM. (A 10 minute walk from the Four Points by Sheraton, for those coming from the TWUC Conference & AGM).
Come to a meeting of the Creatively Speaking Toastmasters Halifax club at WFNS in Halifax. This club welcomes writers of all sorts, as well as creative people from the community. We’re all working to improve our presentation and public speaking skills: delivering a beautiful reading of a piece of written work, making a successful pitch, or doing a presentation. We’re learning to chair meetings, provide feedback and evaluation, and respond to unexpected questions. Like you, we want to sound good when we speak, as well as when we write.