All invited to enjoy storytelling by Muskoka writers in Bracebridge August 18 – and Canadian Authors Association Muskoka meets August 27 at Riverwalk
by Wendy Donabie
Published Aug. 6, 5pm: Cottage Country Writers invite you to an evening of Tall Pine Tales at Bracebridge Public Library, Monday, August 18, 7 pm. Admission by donation; there are refreshments and door prizes!
In 2013, under the initial leadership of Melody Richardson, local writers from Haliburton and Muskoka joined together to provide a series for public readings over the summer months.
Featured pic (submitted): Paul Feist, Master of Ceremonies, Tall Pine Tales
This year, calling themselves, Cottage Country Writers, they have entertained their audiences with tales of humour, fiction, memoirs and more. August 18 is the last evening in this year’s series with well known, local actor, writer, story-teller, singer, Paul Feist, as Master of Ceremonies.
All proceeds from the evening go to the Friends of the Library. Come out for a great night of talented wordsmithing and support your local writers! For more information, please contact Wendie Donabie at 705-646-3663.
Remember to check the MNW Events page for things to do near you!
Muskoka News Watch is pleased to support other writers in our region with this release from Wendy Donabie. Also, remember to check out our Events page for local events of all kinds.
In Bala this weekend…Just 8 Jazz is performing at Bala United Church Sunday, August 10 with funds raised going to the Actors’ Colony Theatre (and some to pay the drummer!)… and of course it is Wakestock weekend back where it all started in Bala (Aug. 7-10). Check out Wakestock plans by clicking here.
MORE NEWS FOR MUSKOKA WRITERS AND AUTHORS
Author, Sue Reynolds, Guest at Can Authors
Join fellow writers and book lovers on Wednesday August 27, at 6:30 pm, for the Canadian Authors Association Muskoka meeting in the upstairs of Riverwalk Restaurant, 1 Manitoba Street, Bracebridge. The meeting is free to members of the Canadian Authors Association and the general public attending for the first time. For all other attendees there is a cover charge of $20 per person.
This month the CAA Muskoka welcomes, Sue Reynolds as the guest speaker. Sue is a psychotherapist, writer and an accredited writing instructor in the Amherst Writers and Artists method and past president of the Writers Community Durham Region and current vice-president of Canadian Creative Writers and Writing Programs (CCWWP).
In 1992, her novel Strandia won the Canadian Library Association’s national Young Adult Novel of the Year award, and she received the Timothy Findley Creative Writing Prize three years in a row for her short stories and poetry. Sue’s area of specialty is the therapeutic use of journaling and memoir, and her thesis on that topic received the Canadian Psychological Association’s Award of Academic Excellence in 2006.
For seven years, she has been leading writing workshops for female inmates at Central East Correctional Centre, a program for which she received the 2007 June Callwood Award for Outstanding Volunteerism.
The CAA Muskoka meets monthly in the upstairs of Riverwalk Restaurant. Each meeting is free to members and will feature an author, agent or publisher sharing their experience and expertise about writing and the writing business. There is a cover charge of $20 per person to non-members of CAA.
David Friesen, Executive Chef and owner of Riverwalk, has generously provided space for the event and has prepared a special menu for these monthly events; doors open at 6 pm. (enter through the black door under the purple awning). To register, please call Wendie at 705-646-3663.
For more information, please contact Wendie at 705-646-3663 or Cindy at 705-646-5595 and visit www.canadianauthors.org to learn more about the Canadian Authors Association.