- Category: MIX 107
- Published: Wednesday, 25 May 2016 17:50
- Written by Clayton Brad
The Fort Saskatchewan Public Library is thrilled to welcome Marty Chan as the Writer in Residence for May and June. He will be visiting schools around town in early May and has exciting programs planned for the library.
A Writer's Life on Tuesday, May 24 from 7:00 – 8:30 PM at the Fireplace Area. Chan will host an informative panel about the business and life of a writer. Mystery novelist Janice MacDonald, crime author Wayne Arthurson, and young adult author Karen Bass share their experiences as successful writers. They'll talk about how they broke into the industry and reveal how they have been able to stay in the writing business for so long.
Authors' books will be available for purchase at this event
Call 780-998-4275 to register (recommended)
Junior Book Club on Monday, May 30 from 7:00 – 8:00 PM in the Program Room. Chan will be joining to discuss his book, Mystery of the Frozen Brains. Drop-ins welcome.
Ghost Story Writing Camp (Grades 4 – 6) on Tuesday, May 31 from 7:00 – 8:00 PM in the Program Room. Want to scare your friends with a creepy story? Chan will host a session on how to write suspense stories that you can tell at camp and sleepovers. Space is limited; call to register.
Writer in Residence Office Hours for May (subject to change)
May 2, 12:00 – 6:00 PM
May 3, 3:00 – 9:00 PM
May 4, 3:00 – 9:00 PM
May 5, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
May 23, 12:00 – 8:00 PM
May 24, 5:00 – 9:00 PM
May 25, 5:00 – 9:00 PM
May 30, 12:00 – 8:00 PM
May 31, 12:00 – 8:00 PM
Drop-ins welcome; although it is best to set up an appointment, as he may be working with other writers.
You can reach Marty Chan by calling (780) 240-1194, by email at [email protected], or on Twitter: @Marty_Chan
McDonald's has been inspired by the community-based efforts in support of Fort McMurray. They are expanding this support from local to national, connecting Canadians across the country with the chance to give back.
McDonald's restaurants across Canada will be donating $1 from every Big Mac purchased to the Red Cross Alberta Fires Appeal this weekend (Friday, May 13 to Sunday, May 15, 2016).
In Fort Saskatchewan, the local McDonald's will carry on this generous promotion.
Alternatively, you can donate to the cause directly on their website