The Writer’s Buzz
The Writer’s Buzz: April 30
By the time the following authors were at their readings the town was buzzing in anticipation. What will we do in 2011 to set the town abuzz? Become a member and receive regular updates online.
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From Gibsons, renowned author and psychic Natasha J Rosewood will hold “Soul Talk”, April 28 from 7-9:00 pm at Breakwater Books. Tickets $20. The next day, April 29, she will be holding psychic readings by appointment from 10:00-6:00 pm at Breakwater Books. If anyone wants readings the morning of April 30, contact Breakwater Books: 604-489-0010. April 30 at the opening ceremonies and May 1 at the Writers Conference venue Natasha will be part of the book fair.
James McCann will launch his young adult book “Flying Feet.”Author of four books, and creative writing instructor, he brings fun to young people and those young at heart. Friday, April 30: 1:00-3:00 at Breakwater Books.
He will also be reading from his newest book at the opening ceremonies that night, April 30 at Dwight Hall. Tickets $10 at Breakwater Books.Children free.
Friday, April 30 at Dwight Hall: Master classes with Sylvia Taylor and Anthony Dalton for those seriously writing and wanting to earn an income from it. These classes are sold separately from the writers conference registration. Cost of each class: $40. Registration form on this site.
Sylvia Taylor: 9:30-11:30 a.m ”Building Your Professional Platform: A Blueprint for Success”
Anthony Dalton: 1:30-3:30 p.m “Don’t Give Away All Your Rights: Understanding Publishing Contracts”
April 30, Quality Foods/Step Above: 10:00-12:00: Kaimana Wolff has shared life with wolf hybrids for decades and is never happier than with fur persons–or writing for one! With some of her other hats on, she is a Powell River publisher, poetry pusher and passionate literacy advocate. We are proud to have her on our PRWC board, and to share in the International Peace Poem Walkers activities. Because she started the IPPWA contest, the students of Powell River have written hundreds of peace poems, some of which will be read at the conference opening ceremonies.
Her prize-winning play, Just Shoot Me, a book of poems, generation of thistles, and a novel set in Guatemala, La Chiripa, will also be released this year by Motley Crew House.
Blue Pencil Cafe appointments will be held at Dwight Hall for conference registrants late afternoon April 30. These are 30 min one on one sessions with the presenters to discuss whatever you’re writing. As of April 26, all appointments are booked.
Rosalind Thorp is launching her newest book “Invisible Realms: Intelligence and Immortality in a Timeless Energy Continuum.” She is not unknown for her philosopies. Her previous books have conceived and developed ideas that are thought provoking and challenging. Invisible Realms brings together and clarifies many of her widely researched theories and shows how everything is interconnected. You will gain much from this thesis being launched at the opening ceremonies April 30. www.rosalindthorp.com
Quality Foods/Step Above: 3:00-4:00: Dale Forsberg will be showing his children’s book “I Otter” with his paintings that make up the book. Sailor, diver, adventurer and ocean educator, Dale has spent most of his life on, and in, BC coastal waters. Trained as a Professional Diving Instructor, he has introduced hundreds of enthusiasts into the oceanic experience. During his diving career he had the opportunity to dive and explore mare than 600 miles of the West Coast and the Islands of Haida Guai .
With more than 3000 hours underwater and 25 years of living and working aboard boats, Dale now expresses his love for the ocean and it’s inhabitants through his paintings and writings.
“I Otter” is the first in a series of soon to be published illustrated stories about the freedom and rewards of the sea lifestyle and Dale’s personal adventures.
He presently resides in Powell River, BC, with his soulmate and life partner, Susan, who has been the enriching encourager of his art and life’s pursuits. Together they now share a land home that is mostly an art studio and workshop space with an available guest suite for travelers.
For more inspiration and information, join them at www.artistsinaction.com
Yes, Powell River will be buzzing. Will you catch the buzz?