Blog Tags: Calgary

In Search of Little Free Libraries

This weekend we went on a scavenger hunt of sorts, on the quest for Little Free Libraries in our neighbourhood. Trekking up and down streets we’ve never explored, we followed tips from neighbours, leading...

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BOOK LAUNCH for Salamander Rescue

I hope you will join me for the launch of Salamander Rescue on Tuesday, May 10, 7:00 – 8:30pm at Owl’s Nest Books in Calgary. I’ll talk a bit about Waterton’s salamanders, read some...

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Calgary Hatch Date Contest!

ENMAX has launched a Hatch Date Contest in Calgary! The ospreys in the nest near the Calgary Zoo have laid 3 eggs and if you can guess the date that one of them will...

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Osprey Nests Around the World

If you are looking for truly unscripted reality television, check out an osprey nest cam. Family squabbles, sibling rivalry, murderous intruders, and first flights are all high drama in the osprey world. Nest cams...

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Marketing Your Book: Next SCBWI meeting November 13

It can be a struggle to be heard over the white noise of “buy my book!” promotion when launching a book online or building a virtual visibility event.  On Thursday, November 13, Angela Ackerman will present...

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The Joys of Feedback and Revision with Frieda Wishinsky October 16

Honest – revision and feedback can be joyful, with a little help from your friends.  At some point, we all get a little too close to our own work and have trouble seeing it...

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Focus on Children’s Literature with Martine Leavitt: next SCBWI meeting September 11

Do you wrestle with theme when you’re writing, or is it your guiding light?  If you write YA or mid-grade fiction, you won’t want to miss Martine Leavitt’s presentation on theme on Thursday, September 11.  Leavitt is...

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Ospreys thrive in Calgary

The next time you see a large bird soaring overhead, have a close look at it – it might just be an osprey! There are several active nests within the city of Calgary.  The fishing...

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Brian Keating talks about osprey platforms

No one gets as excited about wildlife as Brian Keating and today he was whipping up enthusiasm about ospreys.  The osprey nest with the highest profile in Calgary is the one across the river...

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Signing ‘The Wall’

Behind the counter at Monkeyshines Children’s Books there’s a cool and pretty unique feature wall.  It’s an “I was here” for authors and illustrators who have had the pleasure of reading/signing/launching their books at...

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From call to launch: Two years, three months and 17 days

My telephone – my rather retro home landline – has a strange feature: it announces the caller.  I found that annoying right from the start because it garbled simple words.  I mean, really, how difficult is “Grandma...

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BOOK LAUNCH of Ospreys in Danger

I hope you’ll join me in celebrating the launch of Ospreys in Danger on Saturday, May 10, 1:00 – 3:00 pm at the Inglewood Bird Sanctuary in Calgary.  I’ll share a bit of the book...

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Working as an Illustrator: Next SCBWI meeting April 17

  Illustrators have a variety of options for having their work published, but getting started can be a challenge. How do you approach a publisher? What can you expect from your working relationship with...

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SCBWI & YABS get-together

September’s SCBWI and YABS meeting was a great success.  Both groups support developing and published writers but offer different benefits of membership.  Thanks to Lois Donovan for explaining details of Taleblazers and other YABS programs.  You can...

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SCBWI Meeting September 26

On Thursday, September 26, the SCBWI and YABS are getting together!  This should be a great gathering of children’s writers and illustrators and everyone is invited.  We will meet 7:00 – 8:30 pm in...

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Calgary writers’ conference growing each year

In just a few days, one of Calgary’s largest writers festivals will throw open its doors and welcome readers, editors, publishers, illustrators and, of course, writers. When Words Collide has grown quickly in three...

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