• Ten Stories High Launch

    Posted on April 25, 2017 by in Events

    Saturday March 25th saw people gathered in the Mills Room of the St. Catharines Public Library to witness the lunch of Canadian Authors Niagara fiction anthology Ten Stories High. Nine of ten winning authors were on hand to read from their winning prose. The Ten Stories High team, Liz Grebe, Shara Bowman and Heathers Sanders and event host Charlotte King are to be congratulated for a great afternoon.

    The winners and judge, Left to right. Andre Narbonne, Robert Bruce Young, Ingrid Betz, Marion Agnew, Jim Leavens, Becca Paxton, Sean Lindsay, Colin Brezicki. Not in the photo are Andrew Lee, Kathy Stinson and John Pringle


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  • Memoirs Group – May

    Posted on April 24, 2017 by in Writers Groups

    PenThe next meeting of the Memoirs Group will be on Wednesday May 3rd,  6 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the St. Catharines Public Library, Kiwanis room, 54 Church street, St. Catharines. Contact Al Thomson for more information.

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  • Poetry Group – May

    Posted on April 23, 2017 by in Writers Groups


    The next meeting of the Poetry Group will be Wednesday, May 17 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at St. Barnabas Church, 33 Queenston Street, St. Catharines (in the library). For details, contact Anne Osborne 905-735-0843.

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  • Fiction Writer’s Workshop

    Posted on April 22, 2017 by in Workshops

    Niagara Branch of the Canadian Authors Association

    Writing for Children and for Young Adults – the world’s hottest market

    Presenter: Brian Henry

    Date: Saturday, May 27, 2017

    Time: 10:00 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Location: St. Catharines Public Library, 54 Church Street, Mills Room

    If you want to write the next best-selling children’s books or just want to create stories for your own kids, this workshop is for you. Learn how to write stories kids and young adults will love and find out what you need to know to sell your book.

    Special option: You may, but don’t have to, bring 2 or 3 copies of the opening couple pages (first 500 words) of your children’s book or young adult novel (or 1,000 words if that will get you to the end of your picture book or to the end of your first chapter.) If you’re not currently working on a children’s story, don’t worry, we’ll get you started on the spot!

    Workshop leader Brian Henry has been a book editor and creative writing instructor for more than 25 years. He teaches at Ryerson University and has led workshops everywhere from Boston to Buffalo and from Sarnia to Saint John. He publishes Quick Brown Fox, Canada’s most popular blog for writers and is the author of a children’s version of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Tribute Publishing). But his proudest boast is that he’s has helped many of his students get published.

    Guest speaker Anne Shone is a Senior Editor at Scholastic Canada. Anne has worked in book publishing for close to twenty years, concentrating on children’s books for the last fifteen. In that time, she has worked with many of Canada’s top children’s book authors and illustrators.

    Recent highlights include: picture books (Scribble by Ruth Ohi, What Is Peace? by Wallace Edwards and Mittens to Share by Emil Sher, illustrated by Irene Luxbacher); novels (Speechless by Jennifer Mook-Sang, Young Man with Camera by Emil Sher and Bounced by Ted Staunton); and nonfiction (Colossal Canada: 100 Epic Facts and Featsby Elizabeth MacLeod and Frieda Wishinsky and The Vimy Oaks: A Journey to Peace by Linda Granfield and illustrated by Brian Deines), to name just
    a few.

    Fee for CAA members: 38.94 + hst = 44 paid in advance or 46.90 + 13% hst = 53 at the door.

    Fee for the general public: 43.36 + 13% hst = 49 paid in advance or 46.90 + 13% hst = 53 at the door

    To register, please make out a cheque to Brian Henry and mail it to:
    Brian Henry, 110 Reiner Road, Toronto, ON M3H 2L6

    Brian Henry’s website is Quick Brown Brown Fox

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  • Fiction Writers Group – May

    Posted on April 21, 2017 by in Writers Groups

    TypewriterThe next meeting of the Fiction Writers Group will be Sunday May 28th from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at St. Barnabas Church, 33 Queenston Street in St. Catharines (in the library). Contact Chris Paxton at 905-327-1512 for more information.

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