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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.
Blue Heron books pic The unpretentious atmosphere of Blue Heron Books with its comfy chairs, wood shelving and creaky floors lends itself to a long slow, browsing session, but under that sleepy atmosphere vibrates a strong pulse. The store has a quaint, old-fashioned look with an up tempo vibe, because there is always something happening. The store is a hub for the community and a bastion of calm chaos where everyone is welcome, even the local dogs that drop by with their owners for a treat from the tin kept under the front counter. 62 Brock St. W., Uxbridge, Ontario. 905-852-4282

CBA LIBRIS BOOKSELLER OF THE YEAR - 2012 Click here for more information...

Great Escape Book/Movie Package. New Date Added. Click here for more information...

Murdoch Mysteries Author Maureen Jennings Books and Brunch Event -- March 9th Click here for more information.

INSPIRATION STATION - Saturday Morning Art Club for Kids is back! . Click here for more information. Call the store to register.

Blue Heron Books is on my map. How could you fail in the book business with a name like Shelley Macbeth? She runs great events and never disappoints with hundreds in attendance. She knows each of her customers and their tastes. Shelley is that great combination of woman of letters and an entrepreneur. Her staff loves books and thrive on recommendations. — Cathy Gildiner

Workshop

One Day Workshops: Painting from Photos Master Class with Don Cavin

 

 

 

One Day Workshops

 

Painting from Photos Master Class with Don Cavin

Andre Durain said “a painting made outdoors is a sacred event.” But there are obvious difficulties for some people in painting “en plein aire.” Using photographic references can help but they are only a tool; a first step in the creative process, not something to be simply copied. Join Don Cavin, as he leads a Master Class on how to impose one’s own knowledge, experience, intuition and “gut-feelings” on a photograph in order to render it useful in creating art.

Saturday June 7th, 9:30am – 4:30pm $95

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2014 Master Writing Classes

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.

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2014 Winter Art Classes

 

David Greaves ArtWATERCOLOUR

Learn the tricks of the trade in the art of watercolour from David Greaves and make your paintings come alive. Students will learn how to do value sketches and will be introduced to wet in wet techniques for skies, backgrounds etc. For beginner to advanced students.

6 Weeks – Thursday, February 20th to March 27th, 1pm to 3pm   $150

 

 

 

art_supplyINTRODUCTION TO ACRYLIC

This acrylic course taught by Tania Caryi, offers the inexperienced student 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!

6 Weeks – Monday, February 24th to March 31st, 7pm to 9pm  $150

 

lynda Cunningham artOil & Acrylic

A meeting of two loves – your animals and your art. Learn how to portray horses, sheep or other pets using oil or acrylic. Lynda Cunningham will guide you through the process: from planning from photos, palette suggestions, and composition. Intermediate skill level suggested.

6 Weeks – Tuesday, February 18th to March 25th, 7pm to 9pm $150

 

 

 

 

MAKE YOUR OWN MEMORY BLOCKS#1 Diy Memory Blocks #2 Memory Blocks

Create your own Memory Blocks, using copies of  your favourite family photos, vacation pictures, meaningful art, or images that simply speak to you. Learn the techniques to create your own personal keepsake and the knowledge to continue crafting on your own at home.

1 Day Workshop – Sunday, February 9TH, 12:30pm to 4:30pm  $65

*materials fee of $10

 

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2014 Winter SoulCollage® with Sue Reynolds

SOUL COLLAGE®

Soul Collage is an easy, fun tool for exploration and expression of the Self.  Accessible to everyone—even artistic-ability-naysayers. Under the instruction of Sue Reynolds, each participant creates their own deck of collaged cards; images that honour the journey of the individual and promote personal growth and self-acceptance.

6 Weeks – Sunday, March 9th to April 13th, 7 to 9:30pm   

Cost: $180 (plus $30 material fee, payable on the first night).

(To read more about the process, and about the facilitator Sue Reynolds,
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Winter in the Studio…Art, Writing, DIY and even something for the kids!

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demonologist Master Writing Workshop with Andrew Pyper – November 24th.

Andrew Pyper is the award-winning author of five internationally bestselling novels. Lost Girls won the Arthur Ellis Award, was selected as a New York Times Notable Book of the Year in 2000, and appeared on the New York Timesand Times (UK) bestseller lists. The Killing Circle was a New York Times Best Crime Novel of the Year. Three of Pyper’s novels, including The Demonologist, are in active development for feature film.

$85 – Call store to register.

Saturday Morning Art Club for kids…

INSPIRATION STATION KIDS CLUB

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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.

 

 

Master Class with Katherine Govier – Worlds Alive: Bringing your Researched World to Life

Know enough to make the world of your novel come alive,

whether it is Georgian Bay in the ‘50’s,  Edo, Japan in 1800 or

the Labrador coast in 1830.  Katherine will share her secrets on

using images, written accounts, experts, museums and the

internet to learn your way around that imagined place and time.

Then learn to let the research go and write.

 Saturday, October 6th, 2013

11am – 4pm

In the Blue Heron Studio

Call the store to register (905-852-4282) 

$85

Class Cancelled. New date TBA

 

Animation Workshop Video

Check out the work done by some of our animation workshop participants did. Click on the image to run the video…

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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