Can Your Muse Come Out to Play?

The Writers Foundation of Strathcona County is proud to announce:

Our 2012 Writers Conference:   For the Love of Writing

When: Saturday, May 5th  – 8:00 am registration and coffee

Where: Meeting Rooms 3 & 4 – Centre in the Park, Sherwood Park AB

What: A full day of writing-related events for the writing obsessed, word passionate, and lover of the written word…

  • 5 one hour workshops – confirmed presenters include:
    • Anna Marie Sewel (Edmonton Poet Laureate)
    • Gord Steinke (Edmonton Global TV anchor)
    • Lynn Gagne-Webb (local business owner and web/Internet expert)
    • Judy Schultz (author extraordinaire – community volunteer *recent winner of Robert Kroetsch Book Award)
    • Suzanne Burkett (author, WFSC member)
  • Note: One-on-one sessions are booked
  • 3 – 20 minute special group sessions
    • book a small group session with Gord, Anna Marie and Lynn which will allow you small group interaction and lots of Q&A
  • Trade display tables featuring authors, businesses, and organizations
    • meet authors, publishers, printers – get information and network with fellow writers
  • Silent Auction (all funds are reinvested in future writing-related events by the WFSC)
  • Swag bags with lots of free goodies
  • Prize draws and give-aways
  • Coffee will be supplied at sign-in, morning and afternoon break; A LIGHT LUNCH is included with your registration
  • Sponsor opportunities for all those interested in getting their name out there to writers

Click the link for more information:  http://www.wfscsherwoodpark.com/fp/2012-writers-conference-saturday-may-5th

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The Power to Empower

Thinking back to the wonderful people that have inspired me to write I have fond memories of one of my teachers, Mr. Milner.  He was seen as being a rather odd man at our school but to me he was one of the few positive people I had in my life at school.  Some people just have that spark or magic to empower others without even trying.  To Mr. Milner I was creative, smart and talented in a time when my hormones were weird and I was soon to attend junior high school.  I remember feeling alone, awkward and shy back then.  Many who know me, would not believe that I was ever shy, but I was and generally kept to myself.

To those that inspire us to be greater than we imagined, this is for you:

Some people touch that little part of your heart that lies wthin, deep inside where you only let the very special ones see~  In these occasions I throw caution to the wind!  No walls are required, no ego is involved ~ pure love & pure of heart reside ~   Here is what I need to remember, I can live in this state forever IF I CHOOSE  A. Penn (c) April 9th, 2012

For the Love of Writing Conference – May 5th, 2012

 

Our 2012 Writers Conference:   For the Love of Writing

When: Saturday, May 5th  – 8:00 am registration and coffee

Where: Meeting Rooms 3 & 4 – Centre in the Park, Sherwood Park AB

What: A full day of writing-related events for the writing obsessed, word passionate, and lover of the written word…

  • 5 one hour workshops – confirmed presenters include:       Anna Marie Sewel (Edmonton Poet Laureate), Gord Steinke (Edmonton Global TV anchor), Lynn Gagne-Webb (local business owner and web/Internet expert), Judy Schultz (author extraordinaire and community volunteer), and Suzanne Burkett (author, WFSC member).
  • 4 – 20 minute one-on-one sessions *** all one-on-one sessions are booked
  • 3 – 20 minute special group sessions ***book a small group session with Gord, Anna Marie and Lynn which will allow you small group interaction and lots of Q&A
  • Trade display tables featuring authors, businesses, and organizations *meet authors, publishers, printers – get information and network with fellow writers
  • Silent Auction (all funds are reinvested in future writing-related events by the WFSC)
  • Swag bags with lots of free goodies
  • Prize draws and give-aways
  • Only Coffee will be supplied at sign-in, morning and afternoon break; lunch is included with your registration
  • Sponsor opportunities for all those interested in getting their name out there to writers

Click on the link below for registration details:

http://www.wfscsherwoodpark.com/fp/2012-writers-conference-saturday-may-5th