HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!
Gotta say the day is going differently than I planned, but I’m going with the flow and making time to catch up on some things…namely adding a post to this blog!
So, there are loads of GREAT events happening in this fine city of ours. It’s been awhile since I’ve done a post that offers a list of some of the events that are happening. I’ve done my best to find the literary-esque events to share with you. Some of them I’m in involved in (#marketing!) and some of them I’m not. Some of them are on the same day and so we’ll be tasked with having to choose one over another! (Don’t ever let anyone tell you that there’s nothing going on in Windsor. Eff that. There’s soooo much!)
TONIGHT – THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2019
Writer-in-Residence Gail Scott is giving a reading at the Common Ground Gallery at Mackenzie Hall. (Sorry the top of her name was cut off!) – 8pm
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2019
Amazing Adventures in Strange Lands – A Night of Readings @ Biblioasis – 7pm
I have the honour of hosting this fine event! Please show up a bit early to get a seat and some refreshments! If you love horror, science fiction, fantasy and dystopian books then is the place to be on Friday night!
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2019
Closing reception for ‘I Don’t Get It’ poetry and art exhibition at Artspeak Gallery in Walkerville. Featuring Kristina Bradt & Abigain Roelens. 6pm – 9pm. Free!
“I Don’t Get It” is a collaborative exhibition featuring visual art by Kristina Bradt and written poetry by Abigail Roelens. The exhibition explores the accessibility of art across artists and audience. A closing reception will be held on February 15th at 6:00pm. Free refreshments are provided.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2019
Writers Meet- up @ The Kildare House – LOOKING FOR A WRITERS’ GROUP TO JOIN!! Well try this one on! 2pm – 4pm
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2019
Windsor Poetry Slam – Featuring Eddie Lartey – 8pm – 11pm @ Phog Lounge
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2019
Local author and design guru Kate Hargreaves is celebrating her new book at a launch at Biblioasis. 7pm -9pm. Reading, sales and signing. This is Kate’s first YA novel! Woohoo! Go Kate!
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6, 2019
Girlfriend’S Glasshouse Storytelling Event – The Fear of Oxygen. Eight women storytellers share stories of facing fears! Proceeds go toward helping kids get tutored in Detroit. Takes place a Music Town in downtown Detroit. *I’LL BE A STORYTELLER AT THIS WONDERFUL EVENT! 7pm – 9pm
FRIDAY, MARCH 15, 2019
COMIC BOOK WRITING FOR KIDS WORKSHOP @ Gertrude’s Writing Room – 10am – 1pm
Workshop leader: Shawn Cousinneau (Owner of Rogue Comic Book Gallery) & Glen Hawkes (Comic book writer/illustrator)
SATURDAY, MARCH 23, 2019
The Prayer Box – Daily Spiritual Writing Workshop – Gertrude’s Writing Room
12pm – 2pm
Gertrude’s Writing Room, 628 Monmouth
Workshop leader: Vanessa Shields
SATURDAY, MARCH 30, 2019
Spine-Tingling Writers Retreat – Join the Windsor International Writers and Amherstburg’s Bondy House for a spine-tingling Writers Workshop/Retreat on Saturday, March 30th, 2019. The retreat includes the following four great features:
- The great publisher/teacher Sandra Kasturi from Chi Zine publications — learn how to keep the tension high in writing and paranormal writing techniques that make your story jump off the page! (or float if it’s a kindly ghost)
- An Amherstburg historic Tour with Robert Honor
- A Ghost tour!
- Storytelling and S’mores by the fire to finish the day
SATURDAY, APRIL 14, 2019
Small Press Book Fair -11AM – 4PM @ Green Bean Cafe – Featuring many of Windsor’s finest literary presses, authors and bookish types! I’ll be there to promote Gertrude’s Writing Room – selling swag, stickers, journals and more! Register for workshops and classes too!
There you have it! Do enjoy attending what you can or showing support by sharing the information – it all counts!
Happy love day!