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    The 'Weekend Wrap-Up

    by Phil - 1 Comment(s)

    First off, a big THANK YOU to everyone who spent last Saturday hanging out with us at Writers' Weekend 2014. It's the passion and dedication of Calgary's writing communities that keep us working hard to bring you the best presentations every year and we sincerely hope everyone went home with sacks full of wisdom-nuggets.

    If there was anything missing, or anything you'd like to see in the program for next time, please leave a comment below so we can get to work on the arrangements. Outside the theatre at the library's Resource Fair table we were under a bombardment of interest in the free online writing courses available in our E-Library. It's called Learn4Life and with your library card you have access to a wide range of highly interactive courses that you can take entirely online. Courses run for six weeks and new sessions begin every month. From L4L's main page if you click the 'Writing & Publishing' category, then choose 'Creative Writing' (we also offer Business Writing, Grant Writing, and Publishing) you will find a list of 26 courses. Enrolling is easy, but we have a step-by-step guide to get you started.Calgarys first Poet Laureate... Whos Next?!

    One thing that was missing from this year's Writers' Weekend was poetry. With just one day to dive into the always-growing world of writing resources, we cannot possibly cover everything every year, but it didn't leave a lot of room to discuss the upcoming deadline for nominations for Calgary's next Poet Laureate. The bad news is we won't have Kris Demeanor providing his bang-on reflections of our city in his work (it's a two-year term). The good news is another two-year term will begin and you can HAVE A SAY in the selection process for Calgary's next Poet Laureate. The deadline to submit nominations is Friday, February 14, at 4:30pm. Go to the Calgary Arts Development website for complete details.

    The 'Nook blog would also like to send out a big congrats to all the winners of the 'Just Write' contest. Looks like the future is in some highly capable, super creative hands. You can read the winning entries posted in our Teen Zone blog.

    And don't forget to let us know what you thought of the 'Weekend so we can go even bigger (or perhaps smaller) next year!

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    by Gail

    I had to write to applaud the the Writers' Weekend earlier this month. This is the 3rd year I have attended and have found each event informative and entertaining. Each speaker has offered me some little tidbit of wisdom and encouragement, so much so that I actually posted a story on my blog that I wrote between presentations. http://foundandbliss.blogspot.ca/2014/02/saved-between-pages.html . Thank you to all the library staff and presenters for another worthwhile event.

    I have also used the Learn4Life site and taken the Beginner Writing class. This course was amazing, robust and made me enjoy being a real student again. I have encouraged several friends to view the site for their own particular area of interest. I plan to take another class in the Spring.

    Lastly, the only thing I would change in the writing offerings through the library, is to offer more writing courses in house! A writing group (could even be a drop in) at perhaps the Fish Creek Branch (!) would definitely grab my interest.

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