The Blue Heron is a one-of-a-kind bookstore where you are welcomed in by brilliant, warm-hearted, knowledgeable staff. You’ll leave with the exact book your mind and spirit seeks and return again and again. —
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.
Call the store to register – 905-852-4282
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org “RAW RAW CANADA!”
August 13th 2013
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!
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)
October Book Club
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