Join theStratford Chefs School and Stratford Writers Festival on Saturday, July 14th for an afternoon of food and fun as we unveil the exciting lineup of events and authors appearing at this year’s Appetite for Words Festival – a literary festival with a culinary twist! (October 25th to 28th, 2018) Media and public are invited to the Stratford Chefs School for a taste of Appetite for Words!
Join us on Tom Patterson Island under the light of the Museum of the Moon for an evening of poetry read by moonlight. Poet Rosemary Clewes will read poems suffused with the moon's light and the slow ebb of its celestial brightness from her book The Woman Who Went to The Moon. Clewes will also speak about the Inuit moon, the central theme of returning light, and her experiences of the north.
In honour of upcoming Remembrance Day, we launch our festival with a co-production with INNERchamber, where music punctuates the words from Tim Cook’s new book, The Secret History of Soldiers. The stories in this book offer a glimpse into the inner lives of Canadian soldiers seeking relief from the horrors of the trenches. Actor Tim Campbell joins the Factory Arts String Quartet in bringing these stories to light, with music by Shostakovich, Elgar, and additional selections from the wartime era.
Publicity can be a challenge for writers, especially when creating publicity materials. This hands-on workshop makes use of the library's brand new Makerspace, where participants will design and print their very own promotional bookmarks. Come with your book cover, logo, or artwork, and you'll walk away with 50 bookmarks to use as a giveaway at your next book event!
If you are an indie author who is struggling to prepare your children’s book for publishing on sites like Ingram Spark, Amazon, Smash Words, CreateSpace, etc., then this is the workshop for you! Getting illustrations right the first time is a challenge and Chrissy Hobbs, owner and lead formatter at Indie Publishing Group, will offer many tips during this workshop. She’ll cover topics such as trim size, fonts to use, eBook options for fixed and reflowable, types of Illustrations and children’s books.
The library is more than just a place for sharing great literature; it is also where you can create it! As part of the Stratford Writers Festival, librarian Stephanie Park will lead a workshop on how to use the Stratford Public Library’s new and free online tools: PressBooks and Self-E. Join us for this free and informative event!
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