Blue Heron Books is a wonderful book store. Hardwood floors, comfy chairs and the best book selection you could ask for. Shelley and her wonderful staff know every book in the place, and can help you find exactly what you’re looking for–even if you don’t know what it is yet. Blue Heron is one of my favourite places to visit. —
Paul Rouss – Vintage Guitars & Vinyl Album Art
Check out this Gibson Les Paul Jr. John Lennon Inspired by Model Rare Number 9 to be on display in the studio. Paul Rouss will be on hand to show it off and talk vintage guitars and vinyl album art with all you music buffs….
March 22 – Fine Art Private Collections, 1-5pm
Max Kalinowski – Polish Art
Rosanne Middleton – Pottery, Glass & Group of Seven Prints
April 12 – Floral, Big Bold Artworks, 1-5pm
Kathleen McParland – Large Floral Art
Max Kalinowski – Big Bold Art
April 26 – 1-5pm & April 27– 11-4pm – BHAM Art Show & Sale
Anne and Pedro León – Pottery & Found Art Images
Lauren B. Davis is the author of the bestselling and critically acclaimed novels The Stubborn Season, The Radiant City and Our Daily Bread, which was longlisted for the 2012 Scotiabank Giller Prize and named as a best book of the year by both The Globe and Mail and the Boston Globe. She was born in Montreal, now lives in Princeton, New Jersey and will be in Uxbridge on April 6th. Her latest novel, The Empty Room is a raw and groundbreaking journey to the depths of addiction.
Colleen Kerrigan wakes up sick and bruised, with no clear memory of the night before. It’s Monday morning, and she is late for work again. She’s shocked to see the near-empty vodka bottle on her kitchen counter. It was full at noon yesterday; surely she didn’t drink that much last night? As she struggles out the door, she fights the urge to have a sip, just to take the edge off. But no, she’s not going to drink today.
But this is the day Colleen’s demons come for her. A very bad day spirals into night as a series of flashbacks take the reader through Colleen’s past—moments of friendship and loss, fragments of peace and possibility. The single constant is the bottle, always close by, Colleen’s worst enemy and her only friend.
In this unforgettable work, acclaimed novelist Lauren B. Davis has created as searing, raw and powerful a portrayal of the chaos and pain of alcoholism as we have encountered in fiction. Told with compassion, insight and an irresistible gallows humour, The Empty Room takes us to the depths of addiction, only to find a revelation at its heart: the importance and grace of one person reaching out to another.
Wooden Sticks Golf Club, Elgin Park Drive, Uxbridge
Tickets are $25 (include full brunch)
**** NEW PAYMENT STRUCTURE ****
There is no better way to learn to draw the human figure! Participants will be able to sketch undraped models in a variety of short and long duration poses over a 2 hour session. This is an open (uninstructed) studio class. Suitable for any skill level, life drawing is beneficial to both the beginner and the experienced artist. Ages 18+ only. Sessions will run for 12 weeks.
Facilitator: Rosanne Middleton
Date/Time: Drop-in Twelve Week Session
3 Nights – $75 +HST
6 Nights – $126 +HST
8 Nights – $144 +HST
12 Nights – $180 +HST
Materials List: Participants bring their preferred materials. Chairs and tables will be provided. If desired, you can bring your own easel.
Marina Endicott – Respect for Character on Sunday, February 23rd , 11am to 4pm $85
Respect for Character – Using techniques employed by actors and playwrights, gleaned from her years in theatre, Marina Endicott brings a series of exercises and techniques for creating characters that leap off the page and make us believe in their reality. Looking at point of view choices, the virtues of narrative text v. scene-work, and the principles of writing dialogue, participants will explore unexpected methods for writers to deepen their understanding of characters and bring them more fully to life. Come prepared to work on your laptop or paper and pen, whatever you’re most comfortable with.
Jennifer Murray – Marketing Basics for Writers on Sunday April 6th, 11am to 4pm $85
Marketing basics, ideas for self-promotion and what goes on in a marketing department at a publishing company. Participants will perform small group work exercises to nail down the strategy part of a marketing plan: identify target audiences, talk about their books key selling features and what sets their book apart and identify their competition.
After filling out your registration, please contact the store at (905) 852-4282 to make payment.
Discover the various avenues you can pursue with the help of successful writer extraordinaire Dorothea Helms – learn how to navigate corporate writing, speech writing, website writing, book self publishing, and even teaching as a means to earn a living — and have fun in the process. Something new, even for those who have taken Dorothea’s other business writing courses.
6 Weeks – Wednesday, February 19th to March 26th, 7 to 9pm $180
Please complete the registration and contact the store to make payment.
You asked for it and here it is! Winter 2014 art classes for kids, what a wonderful holiday gift. Space is limited.
In the studio on Saturday December 7th the furniture of Wilkins Design and Jeff Baker. These artists put an artist’s twist on reclaimed wood. Each piece is a meeting of form with function.
DEC 7&8 – 10-5pm BHAM ART SHOW & SALE
25 of our Blue Heron Artist Members (BHAM) will bring their gift giving best to the Studio. Jewellery by Helen Miller, Denny Corbet and Amber, Birdhouse Ornaments by Frank Ditomaso, Pottery by Anne Leon, Angels and Dolls by Debbie Colston, Original Cards by Hanneke Koonstra and more…
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December Book Club
Seasonal Book Club Party - Talk books, buy books, steal books December 11th at Blue Heron Books 7:30pm
January Book Club
My Best Stories by Alice Munro Venue: Veronica's Place Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature