After a wonderful birthday on Sunday, I am feeling thoroughly spoilt, loved and happy. It was such a relaxing day with my ‘kids’ – real one-on-one time with each of them.
This week I will be preparing for an author reading on Saturday. There will be local authors with some Writers Foundation members and Dream Write Publishing authors. I’m looking forward to reading from my newest manuscript, The Twesome Loop. (Official launch of the novel will be 30th September).
The best part of an author reading is the reaction to your words from the audience and the questions they ask.
As I was looking through my notes I found a past blog post which echoed this event. The tips for an author reading are still relevant.
I am feeling a little delicate today after an exhausting event yesterday, Heritage Day of Strathcona County. It was a super day filled with arts, culture, music, song and dance. There was also lots of vendors showcasing their cultures, organizations and groups giving visitors a new perspective of what incredible diversity we enjoy in Strathcona County. There were several stunning performances as well, some photos here. https://www.facebook.com/Arts-Culture-Council-of-Strathcona-County-ACCSC-123072124369824/ Without a doubt the Arts and Culture Council will host the event next year and hopefully in conjunction with the Diversity Committee once again.
This week is Board meeting week for me so Tuesday will be the Writers Foundation board meeting. We will be looking forward to and planning our annual event, Words in the Park on 30th September, which is part of Alberta Culture Days and will also be celebrating Canada 150 and the 10th anniversary of our event. A super milestone for us. http://wfscsherwoodpark.com/words-in-the-park
Wednesday is the board meeting of the Arts & Culture Council where we will review the Heritage Day event, and how we can expand it next year! Then there is Alberta Culture Days to plan, which we will co-host with the Writers Foundation. This collaboration has worked well in the past.
So it seems my life will be in planning mode once again…it keeps me out of mischief I suppose.
Do you have annual events you organize for a group in your area?
Eavesdropping on Mars: Putting the Play Back in Writing
Friday at 18:00–20:30 Loft 112, 535 8 Avenue SE, Calgary, Alberta T2G 5S9
Please feel free to promote your local events for this week in the comments.