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An Abundance of Talent May 12, 2010

Filed under: What's Up? — Noelle Bickle / Abby Brooks @ 12:19 PM

One of the best parts about being a member of the writing community is that you are surrounded by an abundance of talent. You can admire other writers work without envy (okay, you might envy a little, but you don’t have to release the green-eyed beast completely) because everyone has something so completely different to offer. Horror, romance, historical, self help, adventure, children’s, science fiction, fantasy, the list is endless.

There are great opportunities out there to tap into the wisdom and success of other writers by following their blogs, or by attending events, book signings, and readings. It doesn’t get better than bedtime stories for adults!

In keeping with that – if you’re looking for an opportunity to attend something – I have a great suggestion. You can go on your own or bring a friend, the events welcome one and all. I have taken the info right off the WCDR website, so all the details are below.

Two of my fellow “Novel Approach” writers (Dale Long and Lisa Adams – both brilliant) were published in this anthology and will be on hand to read and sign copies of “Wicked Words”. So get out there and get inspired! One final note – wear your big girl/boy panties, because these bedtime stories are creepy, spooky, and downright chilling! They don’t call the anthology “Wicked Words” for nothing! You’ll need to register your attendance at

“Something wicked this way comes. On Monday, May 17, the Writers’ Circle of Durham Region launches Wicked Words, an anthology of the best entries from their recent prose competition. The book launch takes place at Whitby’s J.P. Fitzpatrick & Son restaurant from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Several writers will be on hand to read their winning entries and sign anthologies. Dorothy Sjöholm, the Toronto writer who scooped top honours, will read her chilling short story “The Plan.” Heather Tucker, the talented Ajax writer with three stories in the top ten, will also read her work. Copies of the anthology will be on sale for $14.95.

Wicked Words attracted over 100 entries from across Canada and around the world. Contest organizers are delighted with the response: it has been one of the most successful contests WCDR has ever offered. The Durham writers’ organization is already planning a repeat of the popular themed contest, this time dubbed Wild Words. Check WCDR’s website ( for news about the 2010 contest or to purchase a copy of the Wicked Words anthology.

J.P. Fitzpatrick & Son restaurant is located in the Whitby Entertainment Centrum at 75 Consumers Rd. west of Thickson Rd. S.

Admission to the event is free. It includes appetizers and a cash bar.”


One Response to “An Abundance of Talent”

  1. inkstr0kes Says:

    I know it’s late and all, but somehow I missed this entirely! Thank-you!
    The evening was a BLAST! Kinda addictive too, having strangers come up and ask for a signature in their copy of the book… I was totally caught off guard. I think Lisa was too.


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