Words in the Park 2017

On Saturday, September 30, 2017, the annual Words in the Park event was held at Spark Gallery in Sherwood Park during the Alberta Culture Days weekend.

Over 32 authors authors attended. There were several book launches, an author readings corner, art displays, music, Scottish dance, food, interactive sessions, kids’ activities, and an appearance by Choo Choo the clown. The book fair and sale included a free prize draw.

Check out the slide show and video below!

This special event celebrated the 10th anniversary of Alberta Culture Days and Writers’ Foundation of Strathcona Country as well as Canada’s 150th anniversary with the release of this unique book: POSTCARDS FROM CANADA (Dream Write Publishing).

POSTCARDS FROM CANADA includes my family travel article, “Two Provinces, Three Weeks, 101 Experiences.”

Can be purchased from Dream Write Publishing

Author Mandy Eve-Barnett’s prize basket for the book launch of her newest book, THE TWESOME LOOP.

Photo by Mandy Eve-Barnett

Many thanks to Strathcona County Library for the pick of the week and to Mandy Eve-Barnett for the wonderful review of BEYOND THE PRECIPICE.

Did you know that we run a review page in the Sherwood Park News twice a month? Here’s yesterday’s page [Sept. 26, 2017], which featured four Strathcona County authors — just in time for this weekend’s Words in the Park event.
~Strathcona County Library

Leslie Hodgins presented the cover for her upcoming sci-fi/fantasy novel (16+), expected to launch in 2018. REBEL DESTINY: Two Worlds, Two Women, One Purpose.

Cover art by Jessalyn King

The calm before the big event, Words in the Park at Spark Gallery.

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Photo by Linda J. Pedley

Slide Show: Words in the Park 2017

(45  photos)

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Author list

  • G. Mitchell Baker
  • Eva Blaskovic
  • John Crawley
  • Tom Dirsa
  • Mandy Eve-Barnett
  • Nabjla Fairuz Rahman
  • Linda Finstead
  • Jasmine Fogwell
  • Vaun Gage
  • Greg Gazin
  • Leslie Hodgins
  • Carla Howatt
  • Deb Hughes-Gahr
  • Jo-Ann Kreamer
  • Rick Lauber
  • Konn Lavery
  • Carol MacKay
  • Carol Maier
  • J.M. McKnight
  • MacKenzie Meyer
  • Alison Neuman (author and playwright)
  • *Linda J. Pedley of Dream Write Publishing (author and publisher)
  • Wendy Portfors
  • Karen Probert
  • Beth Rowe
  • Bianca Rowena
  • H.M. Sander
  • Jim Sellers
  • Glenda Sheard
  • Lynn J. Simpson
  • Kathie Sutherland
  • Kelly Vass
  • Christopher Warner

Video: Caledonian Scottish Dancers


Header collage by Windows 10 Photo Gallery.

About Eva Blaskovic

I am a multi-genre author of literary fiction, fantasy, and paranormal, and writer of non-fiction articles on parenting, writing, education, health, and travel. My background encompasses both the sciences and the arts. I teach at a specialized clinic for learning disorders and mentor young authors. In addition to writing and teaching, my passions are weather, Indian food, gardening, and music. I have played eight musical instruments and spent many years immersed in taekwondo and karate. In my youth, I was an avid canoeist. I was born in Prague, Czech Republic, grew up in the Great Lakes region of Ontario, Canada, and moved to Alberta in 1988, where I raised four children.
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9 Responses to Words in the Park 2017

  1. danawayne423 says:

    I wish we had things like that around here 😦

    Liked by 1 person

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  3. Jack Eason says:

    Reblogged this on Have We Had Help? and commented:
    More from Eva in Canada

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