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Signings

Jim Wellman will be signing copies of his latest book, Sea Folk, on Saturday, Aug. 3 from 2-4 p.m. at Costco, St. John’s. For more information, please contact Flanker Press at 739-4477 (toll-free at 1-866-739-4420). ‰ Cyril Greenham will sign copies of his latest book, “The Yarns We Had” on Sunday, Aug. 11 from 2-4 p.m. at Costco in St. John’s. For more information, contact Flanker Press at 739-4477 (toll-free at 1-866-739-4420).

Gerald Mercer will sign copies of “What’s Going On At The Time Tonight?” on Saturday, Aug. 3 from 1-3 p.m. at Coles Avalon Mall and from 3:30-5:30 p.m. at Chapters on Kenmount Road in St. John’s.

Ginny Dennehy will sign copies of “Choosing Hope” on Monday, Aug. 12 at 1 p.m. at Chapters on Kenmount Road in St. John’s.

John K. Crellin will sign copies of “Newfoundland Drugstores” on Friday, Aug. 16 from 5-7 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 17 from 1-3 p.m. at Coles in the Village Shopping Centre in St. John’s and 3:30-5:30 p.m. at Chapters on Kenmount Road in St. John’s.

Crystal Fletcher will sign copies of “Beauty Beneath the Banyan” on Saturday, Aug. 31 from 1-3 p.m. at Coles in the Avalon Mall in St. John’s and from 3:30-5:30 p.m. at Chapters on Kenmount Road in St. John’s. Launches

Flanker Press will launch “Newfoundland Drugstores” by John K. Crellin on Wednesday, Aug. 14 from 7-9 p.m. at the James J. O’Mara Pharmacy Museum (Apothecary Hall) 488 Water St., St. John’s. Everyone welcome.

Readings

Marlene Creates leads a walk with readings of site-specific poems in the Boreal Poetry Garden — six acres of boreal forest where she lives in Portugal Cove — with musical responses to the site provided by three acoustic musicians. After the walk, participants will gather around a bonfire with some refreshments. Creates will join with Ilia Nicoll Sunday, Aug. 4 at 2 p.m. for poetry and music on the violin and viola. Each event is limited to 25 people. For directions and to register contact marlene.creates@nf.sympatico.ca or phone 709-895-1020. Cost is $25 for adults or $20 students and seniors. Pre-registration is required.

Miscellaneous

The 5th Piper’s Frith happens Sept. 23-28 at the Kilmory Resort in Swift Current. Emerging and established writers are invited to join mentors Joan Clark, Don McKay and Jessica Grant for group workshops and one-on-one explorations of your creative work. Social evenings and a spectacular setting enhance this literary experience. The cost of $690 includes program fees, meals, five nights’ accommodations and social events (transportation is not covered). The application deadline is Aug. 2. Learn more and apply at www.literaryartsnl.com/ pipersfrith.htm.

This is an invitation to writers who want to work independently on a manuscript in a community designed to support writers. You will also have the option of reading your work for feedback in the evenings, when facilitators Gwen Davies and Chris Benjamin guide you through giving and receiving feedback, drawing on their experience in writing and teaching fiction, literary non-fiction and memoir. Aug. 18-23 at the Tatamagouche Centre, N.S. Register at least two weeks in advance of start date. For more information, visit www.tatacentre.ca/index.php/programs/details/1916.

Are you are former tutor for a Laubach Literacy Council? Are you still interested in tutoring, but would like a refresher training first? For more information, call Sherry Humber at 634-1441 or email laubach.adprojects@gmail.com. ‰ Literacy Newfoundland and Labrador is accepting applications for funding through the Opportunities Program. For more information, visit www.literacynl.com or call the Learn Line at 1-800-563-1111. If you have news of a book launch, reading, signing session or event that’s open to the public, let us know by email: life@thetelegram.com. Deadline is Monday at noon for Saturday publication. Do not send an event submission more than once. Items containing contradictory information will be deleted.

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Organizations: Flanker Press, Chapters, Costco The Yarns The Time Tonight James J. O’Mara Pharmacy Museum Kilmory Resort Tatamagouche Centre Laubach Literacy Council

Geographic location: Kenmount Road, Portugal Cove, Swift Current

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