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Congratulations to Alice Munro

Click on the image for the story on Alice Munro winning the Nobel Prize for Literature...

Click on the image for the story on Alice Munro winning the Nobel Prize for Literature...

The Luminaries – 2014 Man-Booker Prize

luminaries “Sometimes – rarely – a novel arrives that is so good all you can do is shake your head in wonder. Brilliant in design, masterful in execution, and intensely pleasurable to inhabit, The Luminaries is a masterpiece, the work of a writer of apparently limitless range and talent.” —Peter Hobbs, author of In the Orchard, the Swallows

Lynn Coady wins Giller Prize

hell goingWinner of the 2013 Scotiabank Giller Prize.

Shortlisted for the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize. With astonishing range and depth, Scotiabank Giller Prize winner Lynn Coady gives us eight unforgettable new stories, each one of them grabbing our attention from the first line and resonating long after the last. A young nun charged with talking an anorexic out of her religious fanaticism toys with the thin distance between practicality and blasphemy. A strange bond between a teacher and a schoolgirl takes on ever deeper, and stranger, shapes as the years progress. A bride-to-be with a penchant for nocturnal bondage can’t seem to stop bashing herself up in the light of day. Equally adept at capturing the foibles and obsessions of men and of women, compassionate in her humour yet never missing an opportunity to make her characters squirm, fascinated as much by faithlessness as by faith, Lynn Coady is quite possibly the writer who best captures what it is to be human at this particular moment in our history.
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CBA LIBRIS BOOKSELLER OF THE YEAR - 2012 Click here for more information...

Don Cavin One Day Workshop. Click here for more information...

May 1st Launch of the Foster Memorial Book. Click here for more information.

Terry Fallis Book Launch Event -- May 12th Click here for more information.

When you walk into Blue Heron Books, you can actually feel the passion, the knowledge, and the love for the written word that reside there. Just as tangible, is that tinge of regret that comes when it’s time to go. — Terry Fallis

Summer Camps

Inspiration Station -Summer Camps for Kids…

 

Neil Flambe with author/illustrator Kevin Sylvester

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August 13th 10am to 3pm $70.00 

 

He’s back for another round of fun but we could only get him for one day! Kevin Sylvester is an author/illustrator that connects with kids on a scale few can equal. Join Kevin for a fun-filled, full day workshop of cartooning and story making. Take on the persona of Sylvester’s protagonist, Neil Flambe, and learn to cook a delectable lunch at the Passionate Cook’s Essentials Cooking School and then eat it!

 

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Build the Canadarm with Stan Taylor

July 23rd 1pm to 3pm $40.00 includes the book: Taylor’s Pneumatic Toys

 

Chris Hadfield has turned kids on to the wonders of space. Let them get some hands on experience by building one of Canada’s most notable engineering achievements of the century – a miniature, pneumatically controlled Canadarm.

Students will take home their assembled Canadarm and the book Taylor’s Pneumatic Toys, which includes full schematics to build 8 pneumatic projects at home.

(Instructor Stan Taylor has taught this course at NASA and STAO)

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Jewellery for Kids

July 16th 10am to 1pm  $45.00  

August 20th 10am to 1pm $45.00

Suggested for Age 10+

There is nothing more summery than beachcombing for treasures of the sea. Keep the memory alive with your own mermaid inspired necklace! Have a whale of a time creating your own shell, pearls and frosted glass necklace worthy of Ariel’s admiration.

 

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Zentangle for Kids

July 18th, 1pm to 3pm  $30.00

August 22nd, 1pm to 3pm $30.00

 

Zen out with Zentangle® doodling. Drawn to pen and ink drawings that are but aren’t; a doodle that is just a doodle, but so much more. Hard to explain, beautiful to behold, this is an awesome opportunity to learn an art form that will relax and impress. And it’s a practical skill that could be used to beautify ISU’s. If you can put pen to paper, then you can ‘tangle’!

 

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Stop Motion Animation with John Allen

July 11th & August 15th – 2 Dates    Recommended age 9+

10am to 1pm  $45.00

Bring your Lego® or other small toys to life using stop-motion animation. If you enjoyed movies like Wallace & Grommit, Coraline, Chicken Run, and Fantastic Mr. Fox then this is the class for you!  Learn, have fun, and create your own mini-movie using your digital camera, ipad, ipad touch, or other personal capture device.

 

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“Don’t Touch That Toad!” with author Cathy Rondina

July 9th, 11am to 4 pm  $70.00

 

Will a watermelon grow inside your stomach if you swallow a watermelon seed? Can lightning strike the same place twice? Is a dog’s mouth cleaner than a human’s? Kids will be delighted to find out the truth about these and many other claims from Catherine’s latest book, Don’t Touch That Toad and Other Strange Things Adults Tell You.

This fun-filled, hands-on workshop allows students to try a number of activities based on this hilarious book. This workshop also includes a creative writing component, which has participants developing their own “strange” ideas.

 

This workshop includes a Don’t Touch That Toad themed lunch at The Passionate Cook!

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2013 Summer Day Camp for Grown-Ups

Remember the excitement that accompanied the beginning of summer and the promise of new friends, exploring new places and learning something new?

Blue Heron Studio wants to take you back to the promise of summer. We want you to take some time for you!

This summer we are offering a unique series of one-day workshops to experience a taste of the arts.

Learn a new skill, meet some new people or delve further into your creative side and have heaps of fun while you’re at it!

Blue Heron Studio is offering Wednesdays in the Studio…a fabulous, fun day of learning just for YOU!

And the best part is…each action packed  day includes a lunchtime cooking class with The Passionate Cook – our neighbouring cooking school (www.passionatecook.ca). Learn how to make an amazing lunch…and then eat it!

Each workshop is from 10 am to 3 pm and is $65 (+HST). Sign up for more than 2 for a 10% discount. Sign up for all seven for $385 (regular $455)+HST. Bring a friend for a 10% discount for both of you, (offers cannot be combined).

 

July 10 – Digital Photos $65 (+HST)

July 17 – A Day of Soul Collage  $65 (+HST)

July 24 - Craft a Memories Necklace  $65 (+HST)

July 31 – DIY Trash to Treasures!  $65 (+HST)

August 7 – Drama Games  $65 (+HST)

August 14 – Hula-Doodle…A Mind-Body Experience!  $65 (+HST)

August 21-  A Left Brain/Right Brain Day of Writing with the Writing Fairy  $65 (+HST)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2013 Summer Day Camp for Grown Ups – Stop Stressing about your Digital Photos

July 10

Are your digital photos stressing you out? $65 +HST

Learn how to upload, store, organize, manipulate, and even make a music backdrop for all your photos. Knowledge is power when it comes to photos – understanding the quirks of digital storage and learning the language of photo retrieval and manipulation will keep your photographed memories alive and at your fingertips.

 

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December Book Club

reading between the wines Seasonal Book Club Party - Talk books, buy books, steal books December 11th at Blue Heron Books 7:30pm

January Book Club

munro My Best Stories by Alice Munro Venue: Veronica's Place Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature

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Our April Artist

 

Anne León

  4. Detail of #3 Leon & Dortbudak, Fusion entry Jan 08 008 Potter, Painter, Photographer   At the age of 11, just before we left New Zealand in 1956, Anne had two lessons on the potter’s wheel. Little did the teacher know that she had introduced Anne to a love which has lasted a life time. While her husband was studying at Cornell University he discovered a student union clay studio in 1967. Anne took a short course there and ended up working there three days a week. As soon as they arrived in Toronto Anne set up with a treadle wheel and began teaching and exhibiting soon after. Anne has taught pottery, breathed pottery, looked at European, South American,American and Canadian museum’s collections of pottery, had articles published in England and Canada about potters in England and Ecuador, collected pottery, photographed pottery,  exhibited pottery and sold pottery.....   Along the way, after about ten intense years of focusing on my studio pottery, I also fell in love with painting, printmaking and photography and have also exhibited in all these media.

Upcoming in the Studio

  • March 8 – Vintage Art Anything, 1-5pm
  • March 22 – Fine Art Private Collections, 1-5pm
  • April 12 – Floral, Big Bold Artworks, 1-5pm
  • April 26 – 1-5pm & April 27– 11-4pm – BHAM Art Show & Sale – Pottery & Fine Art
  • May 3 – 10-5pm & May 4 – 11-4pm – Artists of Uxbridge Art Show and Sale

Ted Barris on TV

great escapePeter Mansbridge goes One on One with Ted Barris. Check out the interview here.
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