Author Paula Dunning sharing workshop on Writing a Memoir

Author Paula Dunning

Find the universal themes in your stories. Author Paula Dunning will take participants through the literary process of sharing your own life stories.

Support yourself and your work by coming to Bruce Mines on Saturday Nov. 24th for a day of writing and song with Paula Dunning and Jeff Hinich.

We’ll be at the community hall, right in the centre of town  (#9180 on Hwy 17).

Musician Jeff Hinich is also an author, having penned ‘Walking With Thoreau‘.

The day starts off at 10 am with a workshop focused on helping you find the universal themes in your own life stories.

After the workshop, we’ll have coffee, tea, and refreshments to create a cafe-style space for free-writing. There will be a sharing circle at the end of the free-writing time.

For those who aren’t interested in free writing, we’ll have an itinerary of “Things to do in Bruce Mines,” that includes vintage shopping, lunch at Bobber’s, a walk on the waterfront, and a special hot treat at the ice cream shack.

In the evening, Paula will share excerpts from her book ‘Shifting Currents’ alongside singing and banjo-stylings from Jeff Hinich. Paula and Jeff have worked for years together in the “Small but Mighty” writing group so the show promises to be a warm, fun time. Doors for the show open at 7 pm.

So be in touch! To register for the workshop (cost is $40), call Rhea McAdam at 705-785-3415. For the evening show, admission will be $10 at the door. There will be finger foods available free of charge and a cash bar.

A bit about the author:
As a young, newly married idealist, Paula Dunning escaped the turbulent 1960s in the U.S. and settled in Canada, eventually embarking on a farming venture in northern Ontario with her husband, Jack, in the 1970s and 1980s. Those decades have become the subject of her recently published memoir, Shifting Currents.

In the 1990s, she began a career as a freelance writer and editor, writing articles and speeches for both the private and public sector. For twelve years, she was editor of Education Canada, the flagship publication of the Canadian Education Association. Since retirement, she has turned her hand to memoir, essays, and short fiction. Her essays have aired on CBC radio’s The Sunday Edition, and her short story, “The Red Kite”, was submitted for the 2016 Journey Prize by Agnes and True, a Canadian Literary Magazine.

Workshop with author Paula Dunning followed by free-writing and a sharing circle: $40 for the day.
When: 10 am on Sat. Nov. 24.
Register by calling Rhea McAdam at 705-785-3415.
Evening show features stories from Dunning alongside music with Jeff Hinich.
Show starts at 7 pm. $10 at the door. Snacks included. Cash bar.
Location for both events:   Bruce Mines Community Hall, in the centre of town at 9180 Hwy 17.
 Stories in the North is an ad hoc organizing committee that has been plotting and scheming for more than five years. We’ve come together because we love books, we love to hear stories and we want to celebrate those with literary talent in our area.


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