“Sometimes I Feel Like A Fox” wins Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award

Sometimes I Feel Like a Fox by Danielle Daniel

Sometimes I Feel Like a Fox by Danielle Daniel

Sudbury author and Writers’ Guild member Danielle Daniel has won the prestigious Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award tonight (Nov 17, 2016) for her book Sometimes I Feel Like a Fox, which was published by Groundwood Books in 2015. Danielle wrote and illustrated the book.

About the Book: In this introduction to the Anishinaabe tradition of totem animals, young children explain why they identify with different creatures such as a deer, beaver or moose. Delightful illustrations show the children wearing masks representing their chosen animal, while the few lines of text on each page work as a series of simple poems throughout the book. In a brief author’s note, Danielle Daniel explains the importance of totem animals in Anishinaabe culture and how they can also act as animal guides for young children seeking to understand themselves and others. (Groundwood Books)

Danielle was nominated for the award along with, In a Cloud of Dust – Written by Alma Fullerton and Illustrated by Brian Deines;  InvisiBill  – Written by Maureen Fergus and Illustrated by Dušan Petričić ; Sidewalk Flowers Storyline by JonArno Lawson and Illustrated by Sydney Smith and The Wolf-Birds Written and illustrated by Willow Dawson. The jury members were  Maria Martella, owner of Tinlids Inc., a wholesaler of children’s and teen books for schools and libraries; Janis Nostbakken, Children’s Media Specialist; Larry Swartz, Instructor, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education and Brock University, and author of This Is a Great Book!

The prize was one of several handed out as part of the 2016 Canadian Children’s Book Centre Awards and was worth $20,000.

You can read more about the Canadian Children`s Book Centre Awards here – http://bookcentre.ca/programs/awards/

Congrats to Danielle and the other winners tonight!

You can read more about the winners tonight here – http://www.cbc.ca/books/2016/11/melanie-florence-francois-thisdale-win-30k-td-canadian-childrens-literature-award.html

Danielle`s books is available locally as well as online through retailers such as Chapters Indigo and Amazon.

Sometimes I Feel Like a Fox at Chapters Indigo

Sometimes I Feel Like a Fox at Amazon.ca

Book Launch Tomorrow

Sudbury, Ink - A Sudbury Writers' Guild Anthology (2016)

Just a reminder that we will be hosting the official book launch for Sudbury Ink this Saturday (Nov 12) at the Main Branch of the Sudbury Public Library on McKenzie Street between 1-3. Come out meet the contributors and here them read from their work. Books will be available for purchase for $15 at this event.

Come for the words and stay for cake!

We’ve also been getting some great press this week surrounding the book launch.

I did an interview on CTV News at Noon with Tamara Ischenko on the 10th. See link below.

Sudbury Ink – CTV Interview with Andy Taylor

Also the interview I did with the Sudbury Star ran on the same day – Nov 10th.

Sudbury Star – Sudbury Ink Book Launch

If you’re unable to make the event but would like a copy of the book. Please contact us through this page to make arrangements.

Between Silence and Fire – Kristan Cannon – Book Launch

Join author Kristan Cannon this Saturday November 5th as she launches the third book in her Kingdom of Walden series.

When: November 5th, 4pm to 6pm
Where: Salute Coffee, 2195 Armstrong St, Sudbury
Which book: Between Silence and Fire (3rd book of the Kingdom of Walden Series)

 
You can find out more information about Kristan and her book at her blog here –http://kristancannon.blogspot.ca/2016/10/between-silence-and-fire-book-three-of.html
 
And event details of the Sudbury event here at her facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/202468973517905/
 
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Announcement: Sudbury, Ink – The Anthology

Sudbury, Ink - A Sudbury Writers' Guild Anthology (2016)The Sudbury Writer’s Guild is pleased to announce the publication of our first collection of writing by Guild members entitled SUDBURY, INK. It offers something for everyone: humour, romance, history, science fiction, and more.The anthology features 33 pieces from 17 contributors in a variety of writing styles, topics, and genres—both prose and poetry, fiction and non-fiction.

In addition to featuring many first time authors of the Guild, several noted local authors and Guild members also are featured in SUDBURY, INK. including:

  • Former City of Greater Sudbury Poet Laureate Thomas Leduc
  • Kobo Emerging Writer Prize shortlisted novelist Renny de Groot
  • Noted short fiction author Margo Little
  • Local radio personality and Northern Lit Award shortlisted author Scott Overton
  • Haiku and tanka poet Irene Golas
  • Award winning poet and author Vera Constantineau
  • Liisa Kovala—whose book, The Day Soon Dawns, is soon to be published by Latitude 46 Publishing
  • Rosanna Micelotta Battigelli—whose historical novel, La Brigantessa, is being published by Inanna Publications in 2018.

The anthology will be on sale during the WORDSTOCK SUDBURY literary festival (November 3 to 5, 2016) for a special ‘event price’ of $15.00. The book will be available for purchase at BAY’S USED BOOKS as well as CHAPTERS and COLES—Sudbury locations only—for $20.00 after November 5th.

You can also order books via the Guild website for $15 plus shipping. We can only accept payment via PayPal, E-Transfer, or cheque. Use the CONTACT US form at the bottom of the website to enquire about ordering books.

An official launch will be held Saturday November 12 at the Main Branch of the Sudbury Public Library between 1 – 3 pm. The public is welcome to come out and meet some of the authors and listen to them read from their work. Books will also be available for purchase at the launch.

For more information about SUDBURY, INK., including media inquiries, please contact us via the website contact form or at publications@sudburywritersguild.com

Upcoming Book Launches By Guild Members

There are two upcoming book launches happening this week involving members of the Sudbury Writers’ Guild.

On Friday you can join Danielle Daniel in launching her powerful new memoir “The Dependent” being published by Latitude 46.

The Dependent Book Launch Party

Friday Sept 30th, 7-10 p.m.

Natura Events (at Verdicchio Ristorante) 1351 Kelly Lake Rd. Sudbury.

Live music by Natalie Crispo

Snacks provided / Cash Bar

Free admission – copies available for sale ($20 Each) and signing

Danielle recently had an article in the Sudbury Star discussing her new book and the launch – Link here – http://www.thesudburystar.com/2016/09/25/book-capturessudbury-couples-struggle

If you are unable to make it out to the launch, you can order the book online via Amazon and Latitude 46 or come out to Chapters on the Kingsway on Oct. 29 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. where Danielle will be hosting another signing.

The second book launch is by former Sudbury Poet Laureate and Guild member – Roger Nash, who is releasing his latest book of poetry “Zigzags” in celebration of Culture Days this coming Saturday Oct 1st.

Roger Nash’s Zigzags Book Launch

Saturday Oct 1st, 2 pm to 3:30 pm

Main Library – 74 Mackenzie Street, Sudbury.

Books will be available for purchase and signing.

You can hear Roger reading from his new book in this CBC Interview here – http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/sudbury/roger-nash-zigzags-poetry-sudbury-1.3780539

Congrats to both Danielle and Roger and look forward to attending the events.

 

Welcome to the Fall 2016 Season of the SWG

Join us as we kick off a new season of the Sudbury Writers’ Guild:

Thursday Sept 29th, 2016.

Doors open at 6:00 pm

Meeting Begins at 6:30 pm

Come out and meet fellow local writers of all genres.

See what we’re all about and how we can help you in realizing your writing goals.

Returning members are welcome to renew their memberships at this meeting.

Prospective new members are welcome to attend without having to join at the first meeting.

If you have any questions please email us using the Contact Us form on the bottom right.

For information on location and directions please click HERE

Look forward to seeing everyone at the meeting!

Closing Out the Season

The Sudbury Writers’ Guild has wrapped for another season. Join us in September when we’ll reconvene on Thursday September 29th, 2016 for a first meeting of the new 2016-17 season.

There’s lot of exciting things happening this fall including the launch of a collection of short stories and poems penned by Guild members.

Thanks to our returning members, and the new members that joined this year. It’s been a great time sharing our writing aspirations and growing as writers.

If you have events happening around the region this Summer drop us a line and I’ll be sure to post the details here.

Keep writing!

Andy

March 31st, 2016 – Next Meeting of Sudbury Writers’ Guild

Come out to our next meeting of the Sudbury Writers’ Guild on Thursday March 31st  at 6:30 pm. Location is at Parkside Older Adult Centre located in the YMCA on Durham Street. Doors open at 6 pm and we should be in Kinsmen Room C. (If we’re not there check next door in Room B – sometimes they move us around!)

At March’s meeting Guild member John Price will be discussing marketing of your self-published work. We’ll also be follow up on critiques of several members who were unable to attend last month’s meeting.

 

People looking to see what we are about are welcome to come our March meeting.

You can also drop us a line via our Contact Us form in the lower right of the website window.

January 21st, 2016 – Workshop with Barbara Kyle

Our first meeting of 2016 has been pre-empted by a workshop being hosted by Barbara Kyle on January 21st, 2016.

The workshop will be conducted via Skype and members of the guild will be participating as a group from the Older Adult Centre at the YMCA in Kinsmen Room “C”. We’ll meet at 6 pm and the workshop is scheduled to begin at 6:30 pm.

The topic will be “Crafting the Page-Turner: Magic and Verve in Your First 30 Pages.” The talk will be approx. 45 minutes, followed by a Q&A session.

As part of the workshops Barbara is conducting in January she is hosting a draw to win a free manuscript evaluation of the first 25 pages of the winner’s WIP. There will be one winner from across all the workshops.

For more information on Barbara Kyle please visit her website – http://www.BarbaraKyle.com

The Sudbury Writers’ Guild meeting scheduled for January 28th, 2016 has been cancelled.

The next regularly scheduled meeting will be February 25th, 2016.

November 26th, 2015 – Next Sudbury Writers’ Guild Meeting

Come out to our next meeting of the Sudbury Writers’ Guild on Thursday November 26th  at 6:30 pm. Location is at Parkside Older Adult Centre located in the YMCA on Durham Street. Doors open at 6 pm and we will be in Kinsmen Room C.

 

At November’s meeting we’ll be checking in with those participating in NaNoWriMo to see how they are doing heading into the final stretch.

We’ll also be critiquing work submitted by members of the guild.

This will be our last meeting before the new year. We have a Member’s Only get together schedule for early December. Details of which will be discussed at this up coming meeting.

People looking to see what we are about are welcome to come to November’s Meeting or wait and come out in January.

You can also drop us a line via our Contact Us form in the lower right of the website window.