Welcome to the White Mountain Publications Newsletter September 10, 2013
Download a PDF copy if the press release in colour here | Download PDF copy of the press release in black and white here. If you can share the media link with your local papers, I would be most grateful.
On September 7th, 2013 we gathered in the boardroom of the Temiskaming Shores & Area Chamber of Commerce Board room for the Launch of the Northern Ontario Poetry Competition's 18th collection entitled Spirits in Stone. A warm and friendly crowd enjoyed the announcement of the winners and Honourable Mentions, and read through the new book. A visit next door to the Little Claybelt Homesteaders Museum had been arranged after the Launch, and was enjoyed by those who had come so far to our area for the Launch.
Frances Koning of Jellicoe, ON won first place for her poem The Bushgirl Attends A Poetry Reading in Ottawa. Second Prize Winner was Don Bennett of Haileybury for the poem Yvette. Third Prize Winner was Melanie Baschiera of Hearst for the poem Velvet Violet Girls.
Two Honourable Mentions went to Linda Duke of Elliot Lake for her poems Different Shades of Old, and Trust. A third Honourable Mention went to Sarah McComb of Sault Ste. Marie for the poem Making Strudel.
On hand to read their poems were, from left to right: Mandy Koolen of Alban; Heather Hunting of Coleman Township; Linda Duke from Elliot Lake; Annelinde Kelly from Sudbury; Don Bennett from Haileybury; Linda-Bea Chambers from Kenabeek; Melanie Baschiera from Hearst; and Judy Selinger from Longlac.
September 12, 13, 14, 2013
We are at the New Liskeard Fall Fair
Diane Armstrong is coming in from South Porcupine on Friday and Saturday to sign her new book Mud, Muskeg & Mosquitoes -hot off the press. Laura Landers will be joining us in the evenings to sign her book Slices of Temiskaming. Rumour has it that Lois Pollard will join us at some point.
We'll also have some of the Temiskaming Treasure Trails series by Peter Fancy and other books we got from the Highway Book Shop before it closed.
See you at the Fair.