The Galley, Media Club of Ottawa                                 Page 4                              September 2012   


LAC - 45 years ago

An Update on River Road and Rail –
 Woodroffe Memories

You no doubt recall when Katherine Day and Wayne Jackson spoke to us in February 2012 about the local history book they co-wrote called River, Road and Rail – Woodroffe Memories. Since then they have obviously been very busy promoting it. An e-mail update from Wayne Jackson about book sales says that having sold over 75% of the 1,651 books printed last November, all bills have been paid and they are now starting to give back to the community.

On May 15 the first donation was made to the Olde Forge Community Resource Centre, a non-profit, charitable organization run by a handful of staff and a dedicated corps of volunteers. The Centre, located in a heritage log building, provides an information and referral service to the community at large and a community support program to seniors and adults with physical disabilities living in Ottawa’s west end.

The Olde Forge Centre received a $1,500 donation from the Woodroffe North Community Association (WNCA) the organization that spearheaded the book project that involved the efforts of a team of 200 people, mostly volunteers.


Crime gang of journalists on the literary rampage

What is it about Irish journalists that makes them turn to crime? That´s the question that springs to mind at a time when Gene Kerrigan (below) has again been shortlisted for a Crime Writers´ Association Gold Dagger award, the Irish Times contributor John Connolly is publishing his latest Charlie Parker thriller, and Conor Brady, a former editor of The Irish Times, is set to read at the Mountains to Sea literary festival in Dún Laoghaire with his fellow
crime-writing journalist Michael Clifford

  Room Magazine's Annual Contest

Room Magazine's Annual Fiction, Poetry, and Creative Non-Fiction Contest
Calling all women writers: Room magazine is accepting submissions for its 2012 annual Fiction, Poetry, and Creative Non-Fiction Contest. Deadline: June 15, 2012. First prize in each category is $500, 2nd prize $250, plus publication in the summer 2013 issue of Room. Judges: Cathleen With (fiction), Miranda Pearson (poetry), and Kathy Page (creative non-fiction). $30 entry fee includes a one-year subscription to Canada's oldest literary journal by and about women. Please visit for complete details.

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