How's your... HAIKU ?
Poetry Month is imminent... To celebrate, the Black Cat is going to host a Haiku workshop with Angela Leuck next Thursday, April 2nd.
Come join us to learn all about haiku, and...how to haiku.
Please contact the black cat to sign up for this workshop.
Deadline : April 30th, 5 pm
Write your very best haiku (whether you’ve come to our workshop or not), send it in to us at www.blackcatbook.net (with contact info) and at the end of the month we'll meet again to announce the winners.
One winner in the under-12 category, and one in the 12-and-up category!
Winners will be announced on Saturday, May 2nd at 3 o'clock in the bookstore.
We'll also be celebrating Authors for Indies ! (That is, Authors for Independent Bookstores). Local authors will be donating their time throughout the day to help promote independent booksellers - and not just here at the Black Cat. All across Canada authors are rallying in support of independent booksellers.
Here at the Black Cat we will have :
Derek Booth - Author of Railways of Southern Quebec, vol.1 ; Railways of Southern Quebec : From the Richelieu to the Chaudière, vol.II (Revised & Expanded) ; Railways of Southern Quebec : From the St.Francis to the Chaudière : Quebec’s Largest Regional Carrier, vol.III.
Robert Chadwick - Author of Buster and the Magic Star : A Cat and Dog Adventure Story.
Heather Davis - Winner of the 3Macs carte-blanche Prize for her short story, "Aria." Author of English and Interviews, English and the World of Work, and English and Persuasion. Heather is currently working on a novel for children called How to Lose Your Stepmother in the Woods and a travel memoir called Are We Lost Yet? about her family’s 8-month trip around North America.
Nick Fonda - Author of Roads to Richmond : Portraits of Quebec’s Eastern Townships and Hanging Fred and a Few Others : Painters of the Eastern Townships.
Angela Leuck - Author of Garden Meditations, a cicada in the cosmos, haiku white, haiku noir, and Flower Heart.
Steve Luxton - Author of Late Romantics, a collaboration with Robert Allen and Mark Teicher, published in 1980. More recently, author of five poetry collections: The Hills That Pass By, Iridium , Luna Moth and Other Poems, In the Vision of Birds, and Torrent’s Gate : Thomas Wolfe Visits Quebec
Ross Murray - Author of You’re Not Going to Eat That, Are You? and Don’t Everyone Jump at Once : Columns and Other Misguided Notions.
Denis Palmer - Author/illustrator of Homage to a Rural Life / Hommage à la vie rurale.
These are approximate times. Each author was asked to commit for one hour, more or less...
Ross Murray 10 - 11
Heather Davis 10:30 - 12:00
Robert Chadwick 11:30 - 1:00
Nick Fonda 11:30 - 1:00
Denis Palmer 12:30 - 2:00
Derek Booth 1:30 - 3:00
Angela Leuck 2:30 - 4:00
Steve Luxton 2:30 - 4:00
Let the rain fall, let the sun shine.
Spring has sprung.
The muse is among us.
It’s spring! And time to get writing. Again.
Come join us!
Creative Writing Workshop
Tuesday evenings, April 7 – May 12 7 pm – 10 pm
Pre-registration necessary. Limited spaces available. Please contact the black cat.
Here’s how it works : I set a directive, and we all put pens to paper and write. No prep. No dilly-dallying pencil-chewing pondering! We just write. Then we read and we comment but we don’t criticize – this is raw, sensitive material. Maybe you’ll take it home and do something with it, maybe it will just be there in your notebook – writing practice. We usually get 3 writes in of an evening.
Are you ready?