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HEARTSONG!

HEARTSONG!

As my travel memoir–Waking Up In My Own Backyard–seems to have struck a cord with readers,  Melanie (to whom I dedicated the book) and I decided to roll out the concept across Canada. We recently held a FB contest for a name and received 187 suggestions! We selected “The Heartsong Project,” submitted by Anna Mallin. […]

WORKSHOPS!

WORKSHOPS!

I have a series of memoir writing workshops on the docket this spring! (And one travel writing workshop.) Saturday, April 7, Moncton, NB, at the Moncton Public Library 1-5 pm Saturday, April 28, Shelburne, NS, at the McKay Memorial Library 9;30-4:30 Thursday May 3 and Saturday May 5 in ON (places to be determined this […]

Birthing “Backyard” … readings planned

Birthing “Backyard” … readings planned

Whoop! Book should be rolling off the press any day now. Here’s the schedule of launches and readings. Note: The book does not contain any photos. However, at all the readings I’ll be giving a short slide show with an overview of the 31 days, along with reading some excerpts from the book. Would love […]

BOOK!

BOOK!

Well, it’s not officially summer for another month, but the temperature where I live today hit 33 C. That’s HOT for Nova Scotia! Mercifully we are heading into the wilderness tomorrow for four glorious days of paddling and communing with nature. (Read: swatting black flies.) But the interesting thing is that when the temps go up […]

Memoir Writing Workshop, Sydney, April 29

Memoir Writing Workshop,  Sydney, April 29

Oh my. Heading to Cape Breton! Not only were Barrie and I lucky enough to visit God’s Country last fall for Celtic Colours, we are returning this spring both for business and pleasure. Just. Can’t. Wait. While we are there, I decided to tack on an extra day and deliver a workshop on  writing memoirs […]

Hop aboard the Narrative Train!

Hop aboard the Narrative Train!

WRITING WORKSHOP, April 8/9, Saint John Public Library, Market Square Day 1, Sat. April 8 from 9:30-4:30 Participants will read/analyze/discuss samples of nonfiction that illustrate creative non-fiction at its best; discover how an ordinary newspaper story was transformed into a Pulitzer prize-winning narrative nonfiction story; explore the characteristics of narrative nonfiction including: compelling characters, strong scenes, […]

More workshops!

More workshops!

WOWSERS … workshops poppin’ up all over this spring! And shots like this (with snow) becoming less and less. Should soon see buds bursting, and hear peepeers singing their little hearts out! Here’s the roster for the spring … Memoir Writing, Saint John NB, Monday Feb. 27 Memoir  Writing, Lockeport NS, Thursday March 23 Hop […]

Making Memories Work for You ~

Making Memories Work for You ~

Here’s the outline for the upcoming Memoir Workshop being held in  Church Point next Sat, Feb 18 at the Louis. E. Deveau Enterprise Centre, 1649, Route 1,  next to University Saint Anne. Fee is $125 ($100 for seniors) and the workshop runs from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. If you have any questions, get in […]

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 […]

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 […]

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