WORDS IN THE PARK — Saturday, September 30, 2017
Public Event
Book Fair & Sale

AGORA, Strathcona County Community Centre
401 Festival Lane
Sherwood Park, AB T8A 5T8

Official launch of DRUYAN (fantasy adventure novel) and IRONCLAD (supernatural adventure novelette). Also available: BEYOND THE PRECIPICE (psychological suspense, literary fiction, 2016).

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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).

GUITAR RECITAL — Sunday, June 28, 2017
Public Event

Brick House Studios
10985 – 127 Street NW
Edmonton, AB

Coordinator/Instructor: Ernst Birss, Classical Guitarist

Guitar Ensemble 2016. Photo credit: Michael Hodgins

SPRING 2017 WRITER’S RETREAT — May 18-22, 2017

Writer’s 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 writer’s retreat at Strawberry Creek, Alberta, to work on fantasy adventure novel DRUYAN and paranormal adventure novelette IRONCLAD. Both books are scheduled to be released by Words in the Park, September 30, 2017 (details and link to come).

Credit: Linda J. Pedley

Hosted by Linda J. Pedley

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

Locally owned, independent used bookstore
Owner: Leanne Weisgerber


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


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


Hosted by Mandy Eve-Barnett

Social Ground 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 Ground 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 Ground 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 (Beth Rowe) to confirm spots.

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


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)


About the story  |  Purchase links


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


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


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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