Sunday, May 15, 2011
Elliot Lake Writers' Fall Festival at the Lester B.Pearson Civic Centre, 9 am to 5 pm with Gala Dinner following at the Renaissance Centre ...
At our Book Fair there will be space in the Civic Centre Lobby for 7 vendor tables where authors may sell their books at our Fall Festival Saturday, October 22nd from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Those seven tables have been booked by the following authors:
1. Pen Pourri, Elliot Lake Writers' Anthology of Stories and Poems
2. Gloria Hansen
3. Robert Kucey
4. Anne K. Albert & Pat Lee (sharing table)
5. Susan Krupp & Audrey Austin (sharing table)
6. Blair Sterling (author Blind River)
7. Manitoulin Writers' Circle
To those of you who have booked a table please make your payment of $25.00 to ELWW Treasurer, Goldie Luckey, ASAP. If paying by cheque please make your cheque payable to Elliot Lake Writers' Workshop. These monies will go toward helping to pay Festival expenses.
And if I can just say to everyone, in a beautiful town like ours word of mouth goes a long way. Please tell your friends about the exciting ELWW Fall Festival. Tell them we will not only have this exciting Book Fair & the launch of ELWW's first ever Anthology titled Pen Pourri but we will also be offering an exciting morning workshop from 9 a.m. to noon presented by Dr. Ross Pennie on the topic of Memoir Writing and an afternoon workshop from 1 pm to 4 pm presented by Brian Henry on the topic of How to Get Published. These three hour workshops cost only $25 each with a maximum of 20 participants in each session so early registration will assure you a place in the classroom.
Tell your friends about the in-place flash writing competitions; one for children and one for adults where entries will be judged and prizes given in both categories.
There will be "Podium Presentations" where throughout the day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. authors will be reading their stories and poems (open mic concept) to an audience.
The writing competitions and "Podium Presentations" are free to the public as is the great entertainment lined up including pianists Ken Little & Denis Morel and Mime Artist; Fran Perkins.
We will have a J. Breen coffee bar set up where people can buy a cup of coffee and this purchase will entitle them to enter a draw wherein they could win a great coffee maker.
At 5 pm the Festival will move from the Lester B. Pearson Civic Centre across the road to the Renaissance Centre where there will be a cash bar and at 6 pm a Gala Dinner will be served. After this dinner our guest speaker, Dr. Ross Pennie; Medical Mystery Novelist, will offer a slide presentation that will be informative and entertaining. The cost of the three course dinner plus after dinner keynote speaker presentation is $25. Tickets will be available very soon.
The first ever Elliot Lake Writers' Fall Festival is going to be a day to remember. Mark your calendar early, October 22nd and thanks for spreading the word.
Thanks very much and feel free to share this email with your friends who can share it with their friends. Soon we will have posters and other promotional material available for distribution but It is not too early to start promoting this special event knowing word of mouth is something we can all share with friends in town and out-of-town as well.
I will also be posting this email onto my blog today. If you have a website or a blog, will you also post this email? Thank you.
Secretary & Co/chair Elliot Lake Writers' Fall Festival.