Sunday, April 28, 2019

Joint Book Launch at BookLore

Marilyn Kleiber and M.J. Moores held a joint book launch at Booklore on Saturday, April 27th, coincidentally (not) Canadian Independent Bookstore Day.

Booklore, Orangeville's number one Independent Bookstore.

This display of books at BookLore consists solely of local authors.

M.J. Moores launched "Final Year". Marilyn Kleiber read from "The Healers" the second book in a series she is writing under the nom de plume J.M. Tibbott.

M.J. Moores and Marilyn Kleiber, authors extraordinaire.

3rd Annual Open Mic Night

The 3rd Annual Open Mic Night took place on Tuesday, April 23rd at the Orangeville Public Library. We maxed out at 15 participants again and had a good crowd.

Dufferin County's Poet Laureate Harry Posner hosted and shared some of his poetry.

Linda Rebhan read some of her poetry

Emma Pink works at Mochaberry, a local coffee shop. "Words have the power to change lives," she said as she spoke on the coffee and words connection.

Clare McCarthy read from his latest work, "Growing Old Isn't For Wimps", a reflection on aging.

M.J. Moores read from her steampunk novel "Shadow Phoenix".

A rapt audience.

Marilyn Kleiber read from "The Healers", the second book in a series of myth/fantasy novels written under the name J.M. Tibbott. The first book is called "The Arrival". Book 3 of a possible 7 books is currently in the works.

Matt Griffin was his usual peculiar but very entertaining self. His impersonations of Jimmy Stewart and Kermit the Frog were on point.

Winston Utenbogaart read from his book of poetry "Leaves O'er Weathered Stones". We heard "From My Heartfelt Store", "By The Table Lamp" and "Dusky Evenings".

Eight-time published author of cozy mysteries, Diane Bator read from the first of her new series of Glitter Bay Mysteries, "All That Sparkles".

Dancer, choreographer, director and writer, Roland Kirouac entertained us with details of his memoir "Message From a Fool".

Andrew Welch read from his first book "The Value Crisis - from dollars to democracy, why numbers are ruining our world". He shared with us Chapter 8 - Numbering Our Days.

Healer, author and motorcycle enthusiast, Liz Jansen read from her memoir, a collection of stories, "Women, Motorcycles and the Road to Empowerment".

Jenn Crole read the poem "Current", inspired by the beauty in all things.

David Mcguinn shared his poetry on meditation and nature.

Judy Zarowny read three poems on the topic of relationships. "The Argument", "Fix Me", and "Forfeit".

Our talented group of writers!

See you next year!

HWG Meeting Sunday, April 28, 2019

Eden Mills Writers Festival is September 6-8th. The writing contest deadline is May 31st.


Clare had us take a few minutes and do each of the following prompts. We came up with some interesting and entertaining results.

1. Write a paragraph or poem using words beginning only with either of the following letters: a, b.

2. Repeat exercise one using only words beginning with the letters w, s, r, t, m.

3. Repeat exercise one using only words beginning with the letters of the word antique.

4. Repeat exercise one using only words beginning with the letters of the word owl.

5. Fit the words together generated by any two of the exercises above.

6. Homework: Write a story generated by THE WISE OLD OWL (a large ceramic figurine Clare displayed).

Next Meeting is next week - Sunday, May 5th

HWG Meeting April 14, 2019

Upcoming events (now passed) were announced.

Anthology submissions are due to Virginia by September 1, 2019.

The Crime Writers' Panel at the Orangeville Public Library occurs Saturday, September 28, 2019, from 1pm to 3pm.


1. Mondays are for fresh starts.

2. Things will get done when they get done.

3. The full moon was in three days and she knew what lay ahead.

4. Be nice to your hairstylist because what's to keep them from plucking one of your hairs and planting it at a crime scene?

5. If you were in my novel, you'd be dead by now.

6. Remember, most of your stress comes from the way you respond, not the way life is. Adjust your attitude and most of that extra stress is gone.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Come on out to both events! Join in the open mics! Have poetic fun for the whole day! See you there.