Word UP – Thursday April 9, 2015

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Word Up takes place Thursday April 9, 2015 from 7 pm at Unity Market Cafe & Studios. The readers are the award-winning poet and short story writer, Dr. Shane Neilson, and local writer Mark Jacquemain. MJ, aka Mark Jacquemain, is a graduate of the Creative Writing Master’s program at the University of New Brunswick. His short fiction has been… Continue reading Word UP – Thursday April 9, 2015

Writing Prompts – Week of Monday, March 16th to Sunday March 22nd, 2015.

Writing Prompts: “How many people need to die before the government takes action?” she screamed. Take 10 minutes to write a stream of thoughts. Try to write constantly during the 10 minute period and do not edit as you write. Write a short dialogue between two members of a sports team after winning the big game. Write a story that includes the following: “Our faithful … Continue reading Writing Prompts – Week of Monday, March 16th to Sunday March 22nd, 2015.

Writing Prompts – Week of Monday, March 8th to Sunday March 15th, 2015.

Writing Prompts: The car swerved to avoid the deer and plunged over the cliff. She goes for a swim but can’t come back, for she has become a mermaid. I refuse to sulk. I’m going to do something about this. A blocked number repeatedly calls your mobile phone. After days, you answer, only to hear a whispered, “Mom? I need help!” You discover a new breed of flower growing … Continue reading Writing Prompts – Week of Monday, March 8th to Sunday March 15th, 2015.

Writing Prompts – Week of January 19th to January 25th, 2015.

Writing Prompts: Paint splattered on a canvas… Think Jackson Pollock. “Funny colored hat, crazy shoes, weird handbag, and dazzling hair – I’m so ready for this interview!” you think to yourself… A couple helicopter to a remote island for a romantic dinner and end up being forgotten in an oncoming tropical storm. Write a story in which exactly five different things go ‘click’. At Target‘s … Continue reading Writing Prompts – Week of January 19th to January 25th, 2015.

Canadian Authors’ Association November Meeting

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Writers Helping Writers From the Canadian Authors’ Association in Orillia: It’s less than one week until our November branch meeting featuring Craig Pyette, senior editor at Random House/Penguin Canada. He will be talking about the only rule that matters when it comes to getting published.  There will also be a question period which means you get the opportunity to… Continue reading Canadian Authors’ Association November Meeting

Writing Prompts: July 24th – August 3rd, 2014.

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Writing Prompts   While visiting Cuba, a strange event occurs… Bread, milk, eggs and a hammer… Pick a marketing slogan and use the individual words from the slogan in a poem. Every time the nurse at the doctors office sticks you with a needle, you get a huge red spot on the injection site but this time an infection… Continue reading Writing Prompts: July 24th – August 3rd, 2014.

Canadian Authors Association: Writing Group, Meeting.

Canadian Authors Association: Writing Group Meeting on Thursday July 24th, 2014. at Down by the Bay, beside Brewery Bay From 6pm – 9pm Yes this is free to attend, No membership requirement. If you need a ride or are already carpooling with Roseann, Be aware that she must leave Barrie earlier at 5pm, As she and Jeanette are facilitating this group, SO BE READY! 121 Mississauga … Continue reading Canadian Authors Association: Writing Group, Meeting.

Writing Prompts: July 10th – July 21st, 2014.

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Writing Prompts: July 10th – July 21st, 2014.   You found a winning lottery ticket in a bus station. You can’t decide between a vacation in the mountains or at the beach, so you … Your utilities are suddenly shut off in your home. The copier wasn’t working again and I was on my last nerve when suddenly… The… Continue reading Writing Prompts: July 10th – July 21st, 2014.

Writing Prompts: June 29th – July 6th, 2014.

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It was the mean-spirited nature behind it that really bothered him/her. He/she didn’t mind not making the team. What ticked him/her off about it was… For some reason the ______ aren’t happy today. Write a mock editorial about something quite serious. The subject was learning faster than they expected. It was time to up the ante… Your friend discovers… Continue reading Writing Prompts: June 29th – July 6th, 2014.

New Reading Series – Word UP! June 19, 2014

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Since the demise of the Society of the Spoken Word, a number of local writers and poets – including some BWC members – have gotten together and are organizing a new reading series called Word UP! The first event will be held on Thursday June 19, 2014 from 7-9 pm @ Unity Market Cafe & Studio, located at 25… Continue reading New Reading Series – Word UP! June 19, 2014