Mr. Beasley is the author of over thirty fiction and non-fiction works. He has also collected the works of Major John Richardson 1796-1852, and republished many of them.
He has a very informative section about self-publishing that I found fascinating, much of the information being new to me.
This group was founded in 2004 to draw attention to the poets of the London area. They also feature guest poets from other locations. Prior to each reading, which is held at the Landon Branch Library, the is a one hour poetry workshop led by Fanshawe College Professor Michelle Doege.
Donna has written a book that provides all sorts of information on planning for your retirement, including: finances, health, timing, relationships and how to adjust to yourself as a retiree.
Mr. Meshake is an artist and write. He currently has three children's book and it working on more. He is also available for classroom readings and workshops. Pictured is his wife Joan Meshake.
Demeter Press is the publishing arm of the Motherhood Initiative for Research & Community Involvement. I had an interesting, though unfortunately brief, discussion about mothers and blogging. title: Mothering and Blogging: the Radical Act of the Mommy Blog. They offer numerous other publications as well as The Journal of the Motherhood Initiative for Research and Community Involvement.
The Book Band
Established in 2003, The Book Band represents a number of small presses and strives to promote the works of their authors.
Canadians in Support of Afghan Women
"Canadians in Support of Afghan Women or C.S.A.W. is a volunteer Canadian solidarity group of women committed to making women's rights and protection under the law a priority in Afghanistan. To this end, CSAW raises awareness in Canada regarding gender discrimination in Afghanistan by supporting the empowerment of Afghan women and children through their education, employment and skill development." They had a wide variety of items for sale to support their fund raising efforts.
Jeremy had the coolest t-shirt designs. He will custom design and print from one to a huge number of shirts and ship internationally. He also represents Jenny Panda. Jeremy is at the right side of the photo.
Jenny is an artist and writer. She is the author of several children's books and one of poetry.
In January, Erin released her debut novel, The Art of Dying. She is currently working on her next book, tentatively titled, The Year of the Dog.
Be sure to click through to her site and read her biography. It is the best one that I have read in ages. Eric is seated at the right side of the photo.
I had so much fun visiting with Sherry, Peta-Gaye, and Saskia (seated left to right). All three are published by In Our Words.
She is the author of a book of short stories titled: I too Can Hear the Drums. Peta-Gaye is currently working on her first full length novel.
Saskia is the author of two books of poetry: her first, life unmasked, and her newest, Swimming to the Surface. She is Chair of the Oakville Chapter of the Canadian Federation of Poets.
Biblioasis is a literary press, publishing poetry, fiction and non-fiction works in beautifully crafted editions.
The New Quarterly
"The New Quarterly is a magazine of Canadian fiction, poetry, and conversation, primarily about the writer’s craft. Our mandate is to nurture emerging writers by publishing and promoting their work alongside that of well-established writers we admire, and to provide an editorial context in which both can be read. We try to balance serious consideration of matters literary with playfulness and invention. The tone is generally celebratory."
Wye Write is a group of eight women, of differing ages and varied backgrounds, though they all live near the Wye River in Simcoe County.. They get together to write and critique each others works. They have published two collections of short stories.
Manhattans Music Club:
The first Monday of each month, you are invited to an evening of interviews and performances. The interviewees come from all sorts of fields, broadcasting, writing, academia, research etc., though they will also entertain you with their musical skills.