Nov. 24th Book launch, reading and sale: A Canvas of Words, anthology by the Mariposa Writers’ Group

November 24th – Literary book reading, sign and sale, Mariposa Writers’ Group

The Mariposa Writers’ Group reading, sale and sign event for their new anthology:

A Canvas Of Words, a literary anthology of 100 stories, poems, essays and photographs.

Thursday, November 24, 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm

at the Huronia Museum in Midland.

A Canvas of Words, 266 pages, regular price $20.00  Save 20% and meet some of the contributing authors.  The book contains work by 22 authors.

MWG has members from the Orillia and north Simcoe area.  The Mariposa Writers’ Group (MWG) was formed in the mid 1990s by people who wanted to write, share skills and information and have an opportunity to hear their works read.  The first meeting was held at the home of Marilyn Rumball.  Of course, becoming published was everyone’s goal.  This goal was realized in 2010 when the MWG anthology,  “Our Literary Lapses” was released.  This anthology contains fifty pieces of poetry and prose contributed by seventeen members of the MWG. A Canvas of Words is the second anthology by the group.

BOOK LAUNCH AT HURONIA MUSEUM – Friday February 29, 2008 at 7.00 pm

You are invitied to join us for the launch of

Midland on Georgian Bay – An Illustrated History of Midland, Ontario

Friday, February 29, 2008 7 – 9 pm

at Huronia Musuem, 549 Little Lake Park Road, off King Street in Midland

A limited, hard cover, first edition will be available February 29, 2008 at a cost of $60.00 ($57.14 plus GST $2.86). Advance orders are being accepted online at or by calling Bill Smith at 705.526.5285. Books will also be available at Huronia Musuem and David Northcott’s Law Office, 488 Dominion Avenue, (just east of King Street) beginning March 3rd, 2008.

Midland On Georgian Bay, has over 620 photographs and illustrations, many of which are full colour. It is beautifully designed and includes a detailed index. The book accurately captures the mood that defines Midland’s unique personality that is so strongly influenced by its location on the shores of Georgian Bay, often call the Sixth Great Lake. It takes the reader on the long journey from the earliest settlement of the Ouendat/Huron Nation to the inauguration of Midland’s Town Council in 2007.

It was a daunting task to distill into 300 pages, the huge amount of research and to choose from over 3,000 collected images to illustrate this book. The task was helped immensely by award-winning book designer, Kurt Schick, whose objectivitiy and creativity really made Midland on Georgian Bay a beautiful book.