Launch of The Lighkeeper's Daughters

Launch of The Lighkeeper's Daughters
by Jean Pendziwol

Elvis the Mountie Dog Steals the Show at the Book Signing

Elvis the Mountie Dog Steals the Show at the Book Signing
Elvis, Joan M. Baril, customer poet Rob Lem

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Fabulous opportunity for writers!! A Writers' Retreat at Sleeping Giant Park

Join us Oct 16 - 18, 2015 for the very first annual Laughing Fox Writers' Retreat this year at Sleeping Giant Provincial Park.

With keynote speaker, Jean E. Pendziwol, this year's theme is 'Inspiring Inspiration'. With such a great keynote speaker and such an amazing venue, I think Inspiration will be a natural!

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Tentative Schedule

Friday Oct 16

·       5:00 pm and on – Check in/Registration
·       7:00 pm – Meet and Greet (appetizers and wine)

Saturday Oct 17

·       6:00 am – 8:00 am Breakfast
·       8:30 am 
 Inspiration Workshop: The Robert Louis Stevenson Effect
·       10:30 – Coffee Break
·       11:00 – Inspiration Workshop: It's a Big World to Build
·       12:30 – Lunch
·       Afternoon – Writing Time
·       6:00 pm – dinner
·       7:00 pm – Keynote Speaker/Panel Session
: The Wide, Wild World of Writing
·       8:30 pm – Networking or Writing Time

Sunday Oct 18

·       6:00 am – 8:00 am Breakfast
·       8:00 – 9:00 am – Creative Interlude: Guided Inspiration
·       9:00 am – Panel Session: From Writer to Author (options and opportunities)
·       10:30 am coffee break
·       10:30 am Resource Sharing
·       12:30 pm – Lunch
·       1:30 pm – Creativity Inspiration + Nature Walk
·       2:30 pm – Writing interlude
·       
4:00 – 5:00 pm check out



Keynote Speaker: Jean E. Pendziwol
Jean E. Pendziwol is the award-winning author of eight published books for children with the ninth scheduled for release by Groundwood Books (House of Anansi Press) in spring of 2017. Her most recent title, Once Upon a Northern Night (Illus. Isabelle Arsenault) was shortlisted for a 2013 Governor General’s Award (Children’s Literature, text) and was a finalist for the 2014 TD Children’s Book of the year and the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Award.  The book received starred reviews in Publishers Weekly, School Library Journal, Kirkus and Quill & Quire, as well as a glowing review in the New York Times. Already in its fourth printing, it will be re-released with a new cover in fall of 2015. Jean E’s other titles include the award winning No Dragons for Tea: Fire Safety for Kids (and Dragons), which is an all-time bestseller for publisher Kids Can Press.  Her books have been picked up by publishers around the world and can be found in countries including Great Britain, Turkey, China and Japan.  Born and raised in Thunder Bay, Jean E finds inspiration in the rich culture, history and geography of northwestern Ontario.


Website: 
http://jeanependziwol.weebly.com

Panelists:

Jean E. Pendziwol, Bonnie Scheidel, H. Leighton Dickson, Donna White and more TBA!

Sponsors:

Chapters/Indigo, The UPS Store, Safeway (All three locations), and more TBA

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