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The RISE Network works with public libraries to provide Albertans with opportunities to communicate with health care professionals, participate in distance education, attend meetings, learn new skills and more – all by videoconference from their local library. 

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RISE Is a great example of community development and efforts to build a resilient, trusted and accessible network of learning opportunity for rural Alberta. Bow Valley College would be pleased to continue utilizing the RISE Network to support and align with needs of rural learners, increase access to post-secondary opportunities and strengthen cross-generational learning through technology

— Teri McKinnon Bow Valley College

Literary Arts

Welcome to NaNoWriMo!

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Mon, 2017/08/21 - 11:24am
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

NaNoWriMo is a free, largely online challenge posed to writers around the world each November: complete a 50,000 word draft of a novel in 30 days. Emily Hollingshead, a NaNoWriMo Municipal Liaison for the Alberta : Elsewhere region (everywhere but Edmonton, Calgary, and Lethbridge) will welcome returning, brand new, and on-the-fence NaNoWriMo participants to this year’s event and provide some tips for prepping novels, calendars, and freezers for the magical madness that is NaNoWriMo.

Presented from the Drumheller Public Library

Using NaNoWriMo to Reach Local Writers

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Mon, 2017/08/21 - 11:22am
Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

*session for LIBRARY STAFF

Writing Historical Fiction with Author Simon Rose (Part 3)

Submitted by ntalsma.marigold on Thu, 2017/02/23 - 11:15pm
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Writing Historical Fiction with Author Simon Rose (Part 2)

Submitted by ntalsma.marigold on Thu, 2017/02/23 - 11:11pm
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Writing Historical Fiction with Author Simon Rose (Part 1)

Submitted by ntalsma.marigold on Thu, 2017/02/23 - 10:52pm
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Boot Camp for Fiction Writers: The Cure for the Dreaded Mushy Middle of Your Novel

Submitted by ntalsma.marigold on Tue, 2016/05/31 - 2:22pm
Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

During this session we will learn why the middle of your novel is often the most challenging part, and Ronnie will present 9 cures for the “mushy middle.” If your novel has a stellar cast, a hook sure to catch your readers, and a satisfying ending, but the middle is stubbornly uncooperative, you’ll want to be here!
 
Presented by Ronnie Roberts, writer and speaker, this course is intended for both new and intermediate writers who are looking to raise their writing skills to the next level.
 

Boot Camp for Fiction Writers: What Every Writer Needs to Know About Publishing Today

Submitted by ntalsma.marigold on Tue, 2016/05/31 - 1:14pm
Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

During this session we will compare and contrast traditional publishing and indie publishing, and explore some real-world applications. This is must-have knowledge for today’s writers!
 
Presented by Ronnie Roberts, writer and speaker, this course is intended for both fiction and non-fiction writers who are looking to publish their work.
 
Hosted by Drumheller Public Library.

Author Talk: Karon Argue

Submitted by ntalsma.marigold on Fri, 2016/04/01 - 2:58pm
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Karon Argue, author and illustrator of the children's book The Smooch, will share her story of resilience and perseverance through several health complications. Karon lives in High River and her inspiration as an artist incorporates her visual arts background with her own physical challenges.

When acclaimed children's author Robert Munsch told Karon, "You're good, get going" (Routes magazine, 2013), she took it to heart - in spite of Type 1 Diabetes, blindness, and a kidney transplant in 2015.

Run, Run, You Can't Catch Me!

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Thu, 2016/03/31 - 1:15pm
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Watch Out! The WILD ones are looking for you and they are hungry!  RUN!
Join Storyteller Mary Hays as she provides this lively program to compliment the TD Summer Reading theme "Wild".

Intended audience: Ages 3+
presented from the Irricana & Rural Municipal Library

Free Range Poetry: On the Trail with Canadian Western Poet Doris Daley

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Tue, 2016/03/29 - 9:29am
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Alberta born, award-winning western/cowboy poet Doris Daley started her "professional" poetry career 20 years ago with one poem and a complimentary ticket to  a barbeque.  Now she is at home on stages throughout Canada and the U.S., at campfires large and small, at private parties, corporate events and North America's most iconic cowboy poetry gatherings.