25-27 MAYWriting and Walking Sticks ? Presented by TR Public Library –

Barry McKinnon Distinguished Professor: Writing workshops on specific detail and ways to record it in the language of poetry and prose. Will include a range of examples, exercises, and applications for immediate and practical use for writers, regardless of level, who take part in the weekend?s activities.

Trent Ernst: Outdoors and the Art of Personal Narrative;

Shirlee Matheson, renowned non-fiction writer, cultural and natural history, Writing methods;

Ken Belford celebrated Eco Poet poetry writing techniques guided by the environment ;

Songwriting workshop with the established Shannon Ingersoll, Music therapist/ Outdoor hikes and skills workshops.

Pre-registration by May 22 – Pre-payment preferred $50.00 inclusive.

Program: May 25 – Bonus guided hike. Hike to Quality Falls beginner level, Bergeron Falls advanced meet at 11 Caboose in Tumbler Ridge: $20.00

Registration and meet 4 – 6 Gwillim Educational Centre. Displays, readings, book signings entertainment.

May 26 – 10 a.m. -12 p.m. and 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Workshops and Outdoor activities. Outdoor workshops include topographical map readng, orienteering, bear aware and preparing for day and weekend trips, no trace camping.

May 27 – 10 a.m. -12 p.m. and 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Workshops and Outdoor activities. Optional hike to Bullmoose Marshes.

Contact the Tumbler Ridge Pub lic Library at 242-4778.