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2 Workshops at Joggins Fossil Centre

2 Workshops at Joggins Fossil Centre

TOURISM STAKEHOLDERS … HOW TO GET YOUR STORY OUT THERE Learn about the importance of target markets and how to increase visitors to your operation/location. You’ll also learn the importance of knowing what your story is; useful tools to promote your place, product or service; the benefits of partnering:  and how to make the best […]

The Mindful Writer

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Looking to get your “write” on? Heather White and I will be leading The Mindful Writer, an unplugged writers’ retreat and opportunity to cultivate a mindful writing practice. Topics include painting with words, mindful insights, exercises to spark imagination and creativity. Weekend is suitable for beginner or emerging writers; experienced writers will benefit as well. […]

Want to be a travel writer?

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Date: Saturday, April 16 Place: Halifax, WFNS 1114 Marginal Road Time: 9:30-4:30    Fee: $140 (inc. HST) Focus: travel writing for print publications (newspapers and magazines) as well as e-zines and blogs. Participants will explore the opportunities, and learn about different kinds of travel writing (advertorial, service, round ups, essays, feature, etc.) Samples will be […]

Travel Writing Workshop

Travel Writing Workshop

Happy to be back to Halifax on Saturday April 16 to give another Travel Writing Workshop. It will be at WFNS 1113 Marginal Road, close to the Seaport Farmer’s Market from 9:30 am-4:30 pm; $140. April is going to be busy with Memoir session in Saint John  on April 2 (see previous post) and Travel […]

Memoir Writing Workshop, April 2

Memoir Writing Workshop, April 2

Thrilled to be delivering another workshop in Saint John, NB, April 2nd, titled “Making memories work for you.” This workshop appeals to a variety of ages, writing abilities and interests. For example: seniors who wish to write vignettes for their children and grandchildren; people who are journaling; volunteers from museums, libraries, or different community organizations […]

Hungry (no more) in Halifax

Hungry (no more) in Halifax

Sweet thing happened recently when I was in Halifax. I had just given a Travel Writing Workshop at the Writer’s Fed and was pretty well wiped out. By the time I cleaned up and left it was around 5:30 p.m. One thing that relaxes me is to spend time browsing through the magazines at Atlantic […]

Travel Writing Workshop Jan. 23

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In Halifax, NS, at Writer’s Federation of Nova Scotia, 1113 Marginal Road, Saturday Jan 23 from 9:30-4:30 Focus: travel writing for print publications, e-zines and blogs. Explore the opportunities, and learn about different kinds of travel writing (advertorial, service, round ups, essays, feature, etc.) Samples provided. You’ll also learn: how to find and analyze markets, […]

Memoir writing 101 Nov. 28

Memoir writing 101 Nov. 28

  This workshop appeals to a variety of interests. For example: seniors who wish to write vignettes for their children and grandchildren; people who are journaling; volunteers from museums, libraries, or different community organizations who are writing newsletters or booklets; freelance writers who are interested in writing stories or essays for pay; scrapbookers who would […]

TJP … what’s it all about Alfie?

TJP … what’s it all about Alfie?

I saw this walking in the woods today. It stopped me in my tracks. A hunk of tree that’s clearly been lying around for awhile. I was struck by both its simplicity and its complexity. While on that walk, I thought back to The July Project and how it was both simple and complex. A […]

Day 31 … BLUE MOON Drumming

Day 31 … BLUE MOON Drumming

Couldn’t be a better way to bring closure to The July Project: grab a friend (Belle Hatfield), head up to Clare for dinner, then attend the BLUE MOON Drumming event at Colette Valotaire Thibodeau’s home on the Maxwellton Road in Meteghan River. Who knew that what seemed to be simple evening would turn out to […]

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