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Sunday, June 19, 2011

A bit of this and more of that .......

I confess that so far June has been a very eventful month.  My  time has been spread thin with home reno and basement being dug up for sewer pipe replacement; cedars in the garden requiring more TLC than I ever could have imagined giving and with little success I might add; planning for the Elliot Lake Writers'  Fall Festival  and at last reaching a stage where I feel we can all rest a little easier throughout the summer months; preparing for a family reunion; visiting a sick friend in hospital and trying to adjust to a new laptop with unfamiliar software.  With so much going on around me, I have done very little creative writing.

The only exception has been entry into the Wynterblue WynLit 24 Competitions where I am pleased to say my last two short story entries have made it into the short list and will be a part of Confab 5 in 2012.

I did manage to write a short story for Penpourri, Elliot Lake Writers' Anthology of Stories and Poems along with 4 poems which were written some time ago.

Planning for Elliot Lake Writers'  Fall Festival taking place October 22, 2011 at the Lester B. Pearson Civic Centre in Elliot Lake takes priority.  This event will offer a morning workshop titled Memoir Writing with instructor Dr. Ross Pennie, medical mystery novelist  and medical doctor from Hamilton, Ontario and an afternoon workshop titled How to Get Published with instructor Brian Henry who teaches at Ryerson University and George Brown College in Toronto.

The launch of Penpourri, Elliot Lake Writers' Anthology of Stories and Poems will take place the day of the Festival and will be part of the Book Fair which is drawing authors from Manitoulin Island, Blind River as well as Elliot Lake.

The Podium Presentations will be provided by authors from Cobalt, North Bay, Manitoulin, Webbwood, and Blind River as well as from Elliot Lake.  

There will be in-place writing competitions with prizes for adults and children and entertainment for all throughout the day.

Members of Elliot Lake Writers'  Workshop are thankful to our Festival Sponsors.  Hope to see you there October 22nd from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Lester B. Pearson Civic Centre followed by a Gala Dinner with guest speaker, Dr. Ross Pennie, at The Renaissance Centre, Elliot Lake.

For Workshop and Dinner Tickets or for further information please email me.

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