Greetings to all
Someone said 'we had June in March and now we're having March in June' ... but wasn't that a great rain on the weekend? Everything, including the weeds, will jump out of the ground as soon as the sun breaks through.
A seed planted more than twenty-five years ago has borne a crop for me. The publication of Bruce Township Five Ghost Towns happened June 1 at Underwood [which is not a ghost town]. This 60-page book takes readers back to the early years, visiting Sinclair's Corners, Malta, Port Bruce, Gresham, and Lovat. Thanks to the Township of Bruce Historical Society for sharing its photo resources, providing volunteer proofreaders, and hosting the launch. They've even posted a few photos on their website www.brucetownship.ca my first online top billing! Enough about moi...
Congratulations to Anne Grobbo on the release of her 6th crime novel. Suitable Fate: A Gloria Trevisi Mystery is available in Kindle, Kobo, Fictionwise and other ebook outlets from Double Dragon e-publisher. Anne reports soon it will be out in trade paperback from Lulu.com. If you have not yet discovered the adventures Gloria has as a small-town newspaper editor in fictional rural Ontario, take my advice and find some for great beach reading this summer.
On to your calendar for June, 2012, with hopes you can take in some of these events,
Anne Duke Judd, publisher
The Brucedale Press
Saturday, June 9 Barns Project Workshop with Jon Radojkovic 1:30 p.m. 1170 Bruce Road 17 Ken and Shirley Underwood's barns will be 'models' for a workshop on barn framing and barn photography sponsored by the Bruce County Historical Society. Everyone is welcome to hear barn expert and author of Barns of the Queen's Bush.
Thursdays, June 14 and 21 Writers' Round Table Community Room, Port Elgin Branch Library - 708 Goderich Street 2:00 to 4:30 p.m. Bring copies of works-in-progress for reading and feedback. All genres, all levels of experience welcome. Also bring your own snack and/or drink if you wish.
Saturday, June 16 Niagara Literary Arts Festival continues including The Brucedale Press at 101 St. Paul Street, St. Catharines noon til 5 p.m. The festival is a month-long event [yes, a whole month!] featuring writers, readings, workshops and what the organizers refer to as literary mayhem in many downtown venues. We'll be at Sheehan's Irish Pub along with The Book Band, featured evening reader Ellen S. Jaffe, In Our Words, Inc., and poetry chapbook author Jade Alyssa. For more information please go to www.greyborders.com
Thursday, June 17 Annual General Meeting, Friends of Port Elgin Branch Library 10:00 a.m. at the Library Open to all members--you can join on the spot-- it will be followed by the last regular meeting before the June 29-July 1 giant book sale.Volunteers welcome! By the way, this year's event may feature a silent auction, IF we collect enough autographed copies to make this feasible. Donors can contact Anne by return e-mail to offer their own or other signed works. A copy signed by Robertson Davies is already in the pile...
Saturday, June 23 and Sunday, June 24 Bayfield Writers Festival 1:00 p.m. Saturday, Bayfield United Church Featuring Hugh Brewster, Cathy Marie Buchanan, John Lawrence Reynolds, Stephen Marche, Andrew Westoll. Tickets $15 from The Village Bookshop 12:30 p.m Sunday, 'First Class" Luncheon with Hugh Brewster Tickets $35 from The Village Bookshop 519-565-5600 www.thevillagebookshop.com for details
Tuesday, June 26 Writers' BLOC Community Room Port Elgin Branch Library doors open 6:30 readings begin 7:00 p.m. May's gathering brought 6 writers, four different interpretations of 'stranger' and a preview of a screenplay-in-progress. This month's challenge: up to 1,000 words, any genre, on the theme UNREAL. Can be fantasy, real setting/unreal happenings, your call as to content! All writers welcome, no fee.
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