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. —
Writing about Places – Home, Away & Imagined
Sunday November 23rd from 11am to 4pm with Karen Connelly, author of The Lizard Cage.
Bring your memories of trips taken, places visited, or even imagined and learn techniques to make those memories into stories. How setting becomes character in prose and poetry, how to use suspense, humour, and human error to write well about places, whether they are close by, familiar or new to you. Award-winning author Karen Connelly will lead this class for beginners to accomplished writers in fiction, non-fiction and poetry.
Writing a book is only half the battle. In the digital age, effective self-promotion isn’t an option, it’s a necessity. Many writers feel overwhelmed by social media and self promotion. Author, publicist, and marketing manager Vikki VanSickle shares simple ways to develop your brand as an author and make connections that matter. All levels.
Sunday, November 30th, 11am to 1pm, $35
What makes a good series? How dark is “too dark?” How important is an elevator pitch? This frank, informal and interactive session includes writing and editorial tips and a look at the Canadian children’s book market from author, publicist, and marketing manager Vikki VanSickle. All levels.
Sunday, November 30th, 2pm to 4pm, $35
SoulCollage is an easy, fun tool for exploration and expression of the Self. Under the instruction of Sue Reynolds, each participant creates their own deck of collaged cards using images that honour the journey of the individual and promote personal growth and self-acceptance.
Participants are invited to step deeper into each card through journalling, visualization and other activities.
Sunday, October 19th, 10am to 4:30pm $95 (all materials will be supplied)
A wonderful day of watercolour for both beginner and advanced students. Instructor David Greaves will teach value sketches and introduce students to wet in wet techniques for skies and backgrounds, and more.
Sunday, November 9th, 10am to 4pm $75
INTRO TO ACRYLIC - Crash Course
This acrylic course taught by Tania Caryi, offers both new students and those in need of a refresher the opportunity to create an individualistic painting(s) in an uninhibited and supportive environment. Learn techniques in application and methods in creating texture and volume while exploring colour appreciation and different ways of seeing. Learn, apply, create!
Saturday, September 13th 10am to 4pm $75
Clarification: The $100 or $150 fee is for 6 of the 8 sessions offered; not per session. At time of registration participants choose which 6 sessions they would like to attend. This program is designed to offer flexibility to today’s busy families.
Raw Foods Seminar with Mari Lucas
In the Studio on Friday July 19th or July 26th
7 – 9:30pm
Be adventurous and have fun learning about the healthy, happy aspect of a Raw Foods Lifestyle. You will receive simple, precise instruction; a Daily 200 Healthiest Foods Guide; and delicious recipes (time-saving and easy prep). Mari will explain the essentials for total, optimal health and how to achieve success with nutrient-rich meals based on raw, living plant foods.
Step by Step – Bite by Bite – You Can Do It! Each Seminar is $50.00
Info/Reg: (905) 806-2818 email@example.com “RAW RAW CANADA!”
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