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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

Prizes

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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 and 2014 Click here for more information...

Series of Fortunate (literary) Events 2014 Passport Click here for more information...

Tea with Philippa Gregory on September 21stClick here for more information.

Ann-Marie Macdonald Event --Nov. 8thh Click here for more information.

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. — Sheree Fitch

Workshop

Master Writing Class with Karen Connelly

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

$85

INTRO TO MARKETING AND PUBLICITY

 

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

 

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WRITING FOR THE CHILDREN’S MARKET – ADULTS

 

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

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2014 Fall Workshop – THE WONDER OF WATERCOLOUR

 

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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

 

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.

 

 

Animation Workshop Video

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

Raw Foods Seminar with Mari Lucas

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 mari@marilucas.com  “RAW RAW CANADA!”

Neil Flambe with author/illustrator Kevin Sylvester

 ****Note  this is the correct date****

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!

 

Registration Closed

 

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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October Book Club

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Book Club Favourite…

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Store Hours

  • Mon 10 - 6
  • Tues 10 - 6
  • Wed 10 - 6
  • Thurs 10 - 7
  • Fri 10 - 7
  • Sat 10 - 5
  • Sun 11-4

Books and Authors Night

Sept 25th This just in... Amanda Lindhout, author of A House in the Sky will be joining Miriam Toews, author of A Complicated Kindness, Kim Thuy, author of Ru and Elyse Friedman, author of The Answer to Everything on September 25th for Books and Authors Night in the Uxbridge Music Hall. Tickets on Sale now.
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Upcoming Events…

November 17th, Blue Heron Studio in conjunction with the Passionate Cook-- Chef Jamie Kennedyi, SOLD OUT   November 17th, 7pm Wooden Sticks Golf Club --  An evening with Meg Tilly, Meg Wolitzer and Lev Grossman - $25 (includes a glass of wine and nibblies)   November 22 Santa Claus Parade (note the date change!), In store story time and treats.   December 6th, In Store Book Signing with Destiny's Gate author Lee Bice Matheson1pm   December 7th, In Store Book Signing with The Stain author Charlene Jones1pm

Ted Barris on TV

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