Natasha’s Sessions for September

September 10 ~ SCIF Writing My Story – EPL (Stanley Milner) 2:00 PM

Want to tell your story? Lead by local writer Natasha Deen, EPL’s Safe Communities Writing My Story creative writing workshop series is designed to assist participants with telling their story through writing. This program is funded by the Building Safe Communities Through Inclusive Learning Project. Program will be held on the 6th Floor, Room 5. For more information call 780-496-1827.

September 11 ~ Writing Workshop with Mary Pinkoski – Strathcona County Library, 7-8:30 PM

Join nationally-ranked Canadian Spoken Word Poet Mary Pinkoski for a spoken word workshop. Mary will work with participants to workshop a spoken word poem from its initial stages of writing into performance. (Participants are welcome to bring one poem of their own work, but it is not necessary.) Writers all levels and abilities are welcome and encouraged to attend. For a sample of Mary’s work visit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8VVSHvPPQs

September 17 ~ SCIF Writing My Story – EPL (Stanley Milner) 2:00 PM

Want to tell your story? Lead by local writer Natasha Deen, EPL’s Safe Communities Writing My Story creative writing workshop series is designed to assist participants with telling their story through writing. This program is funded by the Building Safe Communities Through Inclusive Learning Project. Program will be held on the 6th Floor, Room 5. For more information call 780-496-1827.

September 19 ~ What’s a Query, Anyway? – Strathcona County Library, 7-8:30 PM

What are the Top Five Things editors and agents hate in a submission? Join Writer in Residence Natasha Deen and learn how to query like a pro!

September 24 ~ SCIF Writing My Story – EPL (Stanley Milner) 2:00 PM

Want to tell your story? Lead by local writer Natasha Deen, EPL’s Safe Communities Writing My Story creative writing workshop series is designed to assist participants with telling their story through writing. This program is funded by the Building Safe Communities Through Inclusive Learning Project. Program will be held on the 6th Floor, Room 5. For more information call 780-496-1827.

September 25 ~ Re-Edit – Strathcona County Library, 7-8:30 PM

You’ve written your book and it’s good…you think…. Join Writer in Residence Natasha and get some simple editing techniques that will take your story from good to great!

September 29 ~ Culture Days Event, Writing Workshop with Janice Mcdonald, St. Albert Library 9-12:00 PM

September 29 ~Culture Days Event, Writing Workshop with Marty Chan, Strathcona Public Library 12-2:00 PM

The Harvest Moon Poetry Walk

Thursday, September 19, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Louise McKinney Riverfront Park 9999 Grierson Hill NW Edmonton, AB T5J 2E7
Listen. Find ourselves beneath One Moon, Many Faces. “In a spirit of reverence, i brought you a teacup, large enough to hold the moon but “look” you said, and there it was,already cradled in your spoon. – Anna Marie Sewell

Please join us for the launch of our seasonal workshop series as we host a Harvest Moon Poetry Walk and Workshop in the heart of Edmonton at Louise…

Writers’ Corner: All About Food

August 25th, 1:30 pm, Stanley Milner Library (Southeast Corner), Free drop-in session

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Want to become part of the growing number of food writers? Thinking of starting a recipe blog? Or are you working on a cookbook? Find out how to capture flavours in words, review restaurants fairly and keep up with the food trends in this panel discussion with three of Edmonton’s top food writers, Mary Baily, Jennifer Cockrall-King and Tina Faiz.

Mary Bailey is editor of Edmonton food and wine magazine The Tomato, a sommelier and instructor, and co-author of The Food Lover’s Trail Guide to Alberta.

Jennifer Cockrall-King specializing in food, urban issues, and culture. She’s the author of Food and the City: Urban Agriculture and the New Food Revolution a contributor to many Canadian and US publications, such as enRoute and Maclean’s.

Tina Faiz is an award-winning writer who regularly contributes to Avenuemagazine, Edmonton Journal and CBC Radio. She’s the local editor forWestern Living.

How to participate in The Open Book

I’m soliciting advice and help throughout the 72 hour ordeal adventure. I’ll take whatever you’ve got for me — a piece of dialogue, an idea for a character, a plot twist, sage writing advice, even a literary dare. The only thing I’ll refuse is written narrative. That, I think, would be cheating.

Here’s how you can participate:

From the NFB archives: “First Novel”

Jennifer Cockrall-King passed this little gem on to me this week and I just love it. It’s a little hokey — and on-the-nose like a fly on a farm pig — but the short film about a first-time novelist’s dreams and reality is sweet and, I’m guessing, quite accurate (of the times, at least — Canada has more than 50 book stores today, and that’s in the post-Amazon era).

Watch the movie and pay attention to the screenwriting credits. I think you’ll be surprised!

First Novel by Donald Wilder, National Film Board of Canada

First Novel by Donald WilderNational Film Board of Canada