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Please join us for the launch of our February 2019 issue. You may read your own work, or just listen. If you want to submit a poem for this issue, go to the Submissions page on our web site -

Daily Grind Café, 1479 Birmingham Street, Halifax - downstairs in the party room.
Saturday, January 26, 2019 - 2:00pm

Blueprint for Writing a Short Story, Novel, or Memoir

Blueprint for Writing a Short Story, Novel, Memoir with International Award Winner, Donna Morrissey. Everyone has a story to tell. What’s yours? Donna Morrissey will teach you to bring story to life. She will demonstrate how to take events from the past, connect them to emotion, and combine truth with fiction to write an engaging story. This six-week course will teach you to: CLASS 1: STORY: Everyone has a story to tell. Our challenge is to bring that story to the page with words that live.

St. Agnes Church, 6903 Mumford Rd. (corner of Chebucto and Mumford)
Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - 3:00pm

Let's Write a Memoir

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.

Thinkers Lodge, 249 Water Street, Pugwash, NS.
Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 10:00am