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Programs & Services: Calgary WGA Events 2013/2014
WRITERS’ GUILD OF ALBERTA & YOGA SANTOSHA PRESENT:
Get cozy, creative and limber in this slow-moving practice offering meditations and journaling exercises designed for writers. Instructor Lisa Tierney will move you through an exploratory class of guided reflections on life balance and self-care intended to help you identify the messages and ideas you most wish to share through literature. We invite writers of ALL genres—published or not—to participate in this warm, restorative workshop. All levels welcome. No yoga experience required. Studio will be heated to approximately 29-30 degrees (warm).
*Important—registration required; no drop-in + space is limited*
If you are a non-member - please register here: http://yogasantosha.ca/event/hot-yinrestorative-yoga-literary-edition/ for $20.
Please arrive 15 minutes early to sign a waiver if you have never been to this studio - and to check-in with the front desk. You can rent a mat for $1 if required and a towel for $2.
What to Bring: Please wear comfortable yoga/exercise clothing - bring a mat (if you have one), a towel (if you think you'll want one), a bottle of water, a notebook and a pen!
Lisa Tierney is an experienced yoga teacher living in Calgary with a deep appreciation and insight into the benefits of restorative and yin yoga practices. She has travelled, practiced and taught yoga in several countries—including Rishikesh, India—where she completed her 500hr level training under the guidance of Yogi Vishveketu. Lisa is looking very much forward to guiding this workshop intended and designed for writers - where balance, self-care and nurturing creativity will be the primary intentions of the workshop.
February 7, 2015
Calgary Public Library
616 Macleod Trail SE
The WGA is proud to see our intrepid WGA Teen Writing Group involved in the CPL session titled “Teen Readers and YA Writers” scheduled for 1:30-3:30pm on February 7th. Gain valuable insight into the world of writing Young Adult fiction. This teen panel will share the books they love, authors they emulate and what makes them read a book through to the end. YA novelist and WGA member Cathy Ostlere will round out this session sharing her success and challenges with her award winning YA novel Karma. This is an interactive session, open to teens and adults, and will include Top Tips for Writing YA fiction created by Writers' Guild of Alberta Teen Writers.
Please note! Registration is officially open for the FULL Calgary Public Library Writers’ and Readers’ Day (formerly known as CPL Writers’ Weekend)—to be held on Saturday February 7th from 10am—4pm in the John Dutton Theatre at the Central Library. The resource fair will offer information booths staffed by representatives from the Society of Children’s book publishers, Alexandra Writers’ Centre Café, filling Station magazine, Loft 112, the Writers’ Guild of Alberta, Magpie Haiku and Tanka Poets among other groups. For more information on programming and to register please visit: http://events.calgarypubliclibrary.com/?id=5202l1________________________________________________________________________________________________
WRITERS’ GUILD OF ALBERTA ANNUAL FREEDOM TO READ WEEK EVENT & WRITERS’ SOCIAL
Stay tuned to the WGA website for more information as it develops!
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