- 45 years ago
An Update on River Road and Rail
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,
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
crime-writing journalist Michael Clifford
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
www.roommagazine.com/contest for complete details.