Events

WORDS IN THE PARK — Saturday, September 30, 2017
Celebrating its 10th Year and Canada’s 150th Anniversary!

Public Event in conjunction with Alberta Culture Days
Our biggest book event of the year

  • Book Fair & Sale (10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)

  • A Celebration of Community Culture and Canada

Information on WORDS IN THE PARK

WFSC CANADA 150 Book Project: POSTCARDS FROM CANADA, an anthology of short stories, poetry, and images celebrating Canada’s 150th anniversary. (Available Sept. 30.)

**Note change of venue:

Spark Gallery
2257 Premier Way #116
Sherwood Park, Alberta T8H 2M8

On Facebook

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Official launch of POSTCARDS FROM CANADA

Cover photo credit: Linda J. Pedley

Two Provinces, Three Weeks, 101 Experiences” in POSTCARDS FROM CANADA.

Also available: BEYOND THE PRECIPICE (psychological suspense, literary fiction, 2016).

Launches of DRUYAN (fantasy adventure novel) and IRONCLAD (supernatural adventure novelette) have been moved to 2018.

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Book tables

Linda Pedley is a Canada 150 Community Leader for the 150th anniversary of Confederation and one of the founders of the Writers Foundation of Strathcona County (WFSC).

BACK TO SCHOOL AUTHOR READING — Saturday, August 26, 2017
Public Event
2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Local authors reading stories, answering questions, signing books.
Enter for a prize draw.
Enjoy great coffee and treats.
Family friendly event – free.

Social Grounds Coffeehouse
975 Broadmoor Blvd #36
Sherwood Park, Alberta  T8A 5W9

Event on Facebook

Readers (confirmed)

  • Leslie Hodgins
  • Mandy Eve-Barnett
  • Kathie Sutherland
  • Mitchell Baker
  • Karen Probert
  • Wendy Tugwood
  • Eva Blaskovic

SOLAR ECLIPSE — August 21, 2017

Eclipse information: compiled links, videos, and information about the eclipse: #Eclipse2017: What You Need to Know. Where Will YOU Be?

DIY: No Eclipse Glasses? Two Ways to Make a Pinhole Projector

Live stream the total solar eclipse

EDMONTON INTERNATIONAL FRINGE THEATRE FESTIVAL — August 17-27, 2017
Indoor and Outdoor Events

Information: Fringe Theatre website

Check out these events by local Edmonton and Sherwood Park writers

UPCOMING WRITING EVENTS 2017 — Blog Post by Mandy Eve-Barnett

HERITAGE FESTIVAL — Saturday, August 5 to Monday, August 7, 2017
Public Event

Outdoors: William Hawrelak Park
9330 Groat Road
Edmonton, Alberta

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Heritage Festival in the Rain

AUDREYS BOOKS Book Signing — Saturday, July 8, 2017
Public Event
12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m.
Authors: Eva Blaskovic and Mandy Eve-Barnett

Audreys Books
10702 Jasper Ave.
Edmonton, Alberta
780-423-3487

Mandy Eve-Barnett Media Kit
About Eva

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Audreys Books, July 2017. Edmonton, Alberta.

SUMMER AUTHOR READING AFTERNOON — Saturday, June 24, 2017
Public Event

Theme: Summer

Come and listen to local authors stories, chat with them & enjoy treats!

Event on Facebook

Photo album

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Summer Author Reading, June 24, 2017.

Dream Write Publishing website

Writers Foundation of Strathcona County website

HERITAGE DAY OF STRATHCONA COUNTY — Sunday, June 11, 2017
Public Event
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

On Facebook

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50-HOUR READ-A-THON — June 2-4, 2017
Public Event

Read — Listen — Enjoy

Morinville Community Library 50th Anniversary
Encouraging literacy, language, literature, and library pride
Friday 12:00 p.m. to Sunday 2:00 p.m.

Event information on Facebook

Morinville Community Library on Facebook

Morinville Community Library — website, map, and event details
10119 – 100 Ave
Morinville, Alberta

I will be reading Saturday, June 3 from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. (See below for details.)

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Here’s what I’ve got lined up

Canadian family travel: “Two Provinces, Three Weeks, 101 Experiences,” a July family road trip article that will appear in the Canada 150 Book Project by WFSC

Family travel: “Hanging Loose in Hawaii”

Supernatural adventure: “Journey to Skull Mountain,” excerpt from upcoming novelette IRONCLAD (book rating teen and up)

Short story: children’s story “In Search of Wind”

Article: skydiving article “Teacher in Freefall”

Fantasy adventure: excerpt from upcoming novel DRUYAN

Literary fiction / psychological suspense: excerpt from BEYOND THE PRECIPICE (adult novel). The setting for this book is Edmonton, University of Alberta, St. Albert and, briefly, Sherwood Park.

 

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Credit for photos of schedule: Morinville Community Library

Added June 2: Scott Hayes (Reporter, St. Albert Gazette) reading from 3:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m. “I’ve got a couple of my favourite narrative poetry selections for the one or two vampires that show up, plus there might be a surprise or two.”

Read my blog post

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GUITAR RECITAL — Sunday, May 28, 2017
Public Event

Brick House Studios
10985 – 127 Street NW
Edmonton, AB

Coordinator/Instructor: Ernst Birss, Classical Guitarist

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Guitar Recital 2017. Photo credit: Leslie Hodgins.

SPRING 2017 WRITERS’ RETREAT — May 18-22, 2017

Writers’ Retreat information

Get away and spend time writing in the tranquil setting of Strawberry Creek Lodge.

Strawberry Creek Lodge. Credit: Strawberry Creek website.

On the May long weekend, I will be at a spring writers’ retreat at Strawberry Creek, Alberta, to work on fantasy adventure novel DRUYAN and paranormal adventure novelette IRONCLAD. IRONCLAD is scheduled to be released by Words in the Park, September 30, 2017 (details and link to come).

Hosted by Linda J. Pedley

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AUTHORS FOR INDIES at the  SHERWOOD PARK BOOKWORM — Saturday, April 29, 2017
Public Event — Author Readings

Author readings by:

Participating bookstores across Alberta and author schedules.

Authors for Indies. Support local authors and bookstores.

THE Sherwood Park BOOKWORM
62 Athabascan Ave.
Sherwood Park, Alberta T8A 4E3
780-464-5522

THE BOOKWORM
Locally owned, independent used bookstore
Owner: Leanne Weisgerber

AUTHORS FOR INDIES website

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Authors for Indies Event, Sherwood Park BOOKWORM. L->R: Mandy Eve-Barnett, Marty Chan, Eva Blaskovic, Mandy Eve-Barnett, April 29, 2017.

WFSC 8th WRITERS’ CONFERENCE — Saturday, April 22, 2017
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

WFSC Writer’s Conference information: list of workshops, workshop information, conference details, registration form,  location details and map, and email contact.

Theme: Celebrating Canada in Words

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Workshop 1: 150 Words About Canada — presented by Mandy Eve-Barnett

Workshop 2: Building a Canadian Character — presented by Mandy Eve-Barnett

Mandy Eve-Barnett, a local author and community advocate for arts & culture, brings her imaginative and informative contribution to our conference with her presentation on building characters – Canadian-style! Mandy has published four books and is a freelance writer.

Workshop 3: Travel Canada — Writing Trip Tips — presented by Tim Querengesser

Tim Querengesser is an Edmonton-based journalist and head of the Edmonton Wayfinding Project, whose work has appeared in the Globe and Mail, Up Here, the National Post, and many other publications – Tim joins us for the first time with his session on travel writing. 

Workshop 4: Canadian Poetry — presented by Shirley Serviss

Capture your country through word pictures in a variety of poetic styles. Poems by Canadian writers will be used to inspire you. No previous experience in poetry writing necessary. Shirley is a WFSC conference favorite having presented many times at our events with her fabulous poetic style and creative input. Shirley has published three collections of poetry. She works as the staff literary Artist on the Wards for the Friends of the University Hospital and teaches writing workshops through the City of Edmonton.

Hosted by Writers Foundation of Strathcona County (WFSC)

County Hall Room
#1 Sherwood Drive
Sherwood Park, Alberta

WFSC Canada 150 Book Project

WFSC Website and Events

SPRING/EASTER AUTHOR READINGS — Saturday, April 15, 2017
Public Event

**Event was cancelled due to spring snowstorm. (Pictures below.)

More information

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Hosted by Mandy Eve-Barnett

Social Grounds Coffeehouse
975 Broadmoor Blvd #36
Sherwood Park, Alberta  T8A 5W9

Spring snowstorm cancels author reading event

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Photo credit: Mandy Eve-Barnett

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Photo credit: Linda J. Pedley

AUTHOR READINGS — Saturday, January 28, 2017
Public event
Read and Listen at Social Grounds Coffeehouse
2:00-4:00 p.m.

socialgroundscoffeehouse_poster-icon-for-social-media-jan-28-2017-1Local authors will be reading from their works. Time will be made for open mic readings.

Social Grounds Coffeehouse
975 Broadmoor Blvd #36
Sherwood Park, Alberta  T8A 5W9

Come and listen to some interesting stories. Talk to the authors about their work. You can purchase books and have them signed.  Great coffee and delicious treats.

We look forward to seeing and hearing you there.

Authors can register at wfscsherwoodpark@hotmail.com (Beth Rowe) to confirm spots.

Sponsored by Writers Foundation of Strathcona County (WFSC) and Dream Write Publishing

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ARTY PARTY — Saturday, January 21, 2017
Public event
Evening with arts and culturally involved people from the county
7:00-9:00 p.m.

Open to all artisans in Strathcona County. An opportunity to network, promote, and enjoy an evening of arts and culture.

SPARK Event Centre
2257 Premier Way #116
Sherwood Park, Alberta T8H 2M8

By Arts & Culture Council of Strathcona County (ACCSC)

BEYOND THE PRECIPICE RELEASED

About the story  |  Purchase links

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View Dream Write Publishing

WORDS IN THE PARK — Saturday, October 1, 2016
Public event
In conjunction with Alberta Culture Days

Words in the Park information

Read my blog post

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Words in the Park 2016. Photo credit: Leslie Hodgins.

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Credit: Mandy Eve-Barnett, 2016

Author Eva Blaskovic will have a book table and will read an excerpt in the Author Reading Corner. 

Mandy Eve-Barnett, Rick Lauber, and Alison Neuman are also presenting their books at the Words in the Park event. Read about their books and background stories in their interviews. Special thanks to Linda Pedley of Dream Write Publishing.

Post-event article and photos are now in my blog.

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