2014 Writer in Residence Welcome and Program Launch

Join us as we welcome Rosemary Nixon to her new position as Writer in Residence at historic Memorial Park Library.  She will read from a selection of her works and outline plans for her residency.  A reception will follow.

Memorial Park Library

Thursday, September 18
7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

No registration required

 

Exercise-ing Your Imaginative Muscle with Writer in Residence, Rosemary Nixon

Trigger your imagination through writing prompts ranging from creating defamiliarized characters to developing suspense; tools augmenting skills to apply to your work-in-progress. All sessions at Memorial Park Library.

Memorial Park Library

Tuesday, Sept 16
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct 7
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov 4
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

No registration required

 

The Ruthless Process of Creation: a workshop with Writer in Residence, Rosemary Nixon

Beginning with attention to word and phrasing, moving into voice and resonance, an afternoon of the exciting hard work that powerful writing requires.

Memorial Park Library
Saturday, Sept 27
1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Register beginning August 18

 

Inside a Good Sentence: a workshop with Writer in Residence, Rosemary Nixon

One good sentence after another.  Like rogue waves, rogue sentences roil with energy, their whole greater than the sum of their parts.  Let’s create.

Memorial Park Library
Saturday, Oct 25, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Register beginning August 18

 

Stepping Up the Bookclub: With Writer in Residence, Rosemary Nixon

The inside scoop.  How a book club can up the ante, moving beyond content to the pleasurable exploration of a writer’s process. Pre-reading: Rosemary Nixon’s Are You Ready to be Lucky?

Nose Hill Library
Monday, Oct 27
1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

Memorial Park Library
Tuesday, Nov 18
2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

 Register for either session beginning August 18

 

From the Authors: Marcello Di Cintio and Rosemary Nixon

Join One Book, One Calgary author Marcello Di Cintio, and 2014 Writer in Residence, Rosemary Nixon, as they discuss the similarities and differences of writing fiction and non-fiction and how they capture the attention of readers of both genres.

Memorial Park Library
Saturday, Nov 15
2:00 – 3:30 pm

Register beginning August 18

 

Writing Rogues and Rascals

Writer in Residence, Rosemary Nixon, will present an energetic talk on her creation of fictional rascals and how to make them rise up off the page.

Central Library
Saturday, November 22
1:00 – 4:00 pm

Register beginning August 18