Come for coffee!

Join Gail Sidonie Sobat for Java Jive!

Saturday, May 9th at the Fort Saskatchewan Public Library from 1 pm – 3 pm.

Have a chin wag over a cuppa.  Feel free to ask Gail questions about the writing craft, her work, writing markets, the industry…even your fortune or help with your love life!

Looking forward to meeting and connecting. And drinking coffee (as a coffee addict).



I love coffee; I love tea

I love the java jive, and it loves me!

(“Java Jive” by Milton Drake and Ben Oakland)

Hear it performed here by  Manhattan Transfer

Drawing by Gary S. Bennett

Writing Quote:  “I don’t really like coffee…but I don’t really like it when my head hits my desk when I fall asleep, either.” – Brian Andreas, American writer, painter, sculptor, publisher (b. 1956)
Writing Tip: “What is it about coffee shops that kick start a writer’s muse? I first tried hauling my laptop to my local java hut after reading Natalie Goldberg’s books…. Usually, I need absolute quiet to write, but oddly, I’ve discovered I love to write in coffee shops. I think the reason is that there is always a drama taking place. Not just one drama, but many tiny scenes from many different lives….Try to pick a new coffee shop every time. Different venues offer different clientele and different clientele are involved in different dramas. People and drama are what we write about.” – Nancy Warren, Canadian romance writer (b. 1959)

Writing Prompt:  Go to your favourite coffee shop or café.  Subtly eavesdrop on a conversation while waiting in line or listening to people at another table. Use one of the lines as your story/poem starter.

Writing-Related Article: “Did Balzac Really Drink 50 Cups of Coffee?”

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