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Buying Books From from Anywhere

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No matter where you live on this big blue marble, you probably have access to a retailer that carries Finding Home in the Promised Land, a personal history of homelessness and social exile (J.Gordon Shillingford, 2015). Here’s a link to my list of online and traditional stores that either stock or take special orders for Finding Home in the Promised Land, a personal history of homelessness and social exile (J. Gordon Shillingford, October 2015): Buying Finding Home in the Promised Land from almost anywhere.

 

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Creative Writing Workshop Starts October 22nd.

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Creative Writing Workshop Starts October 22nd.

It’s a go. Creative Writing I starts October 22nd at Lethbridge College. You can register for this workshop (six Tuesday evenings) online, in-person, or by telephone.

Writers of all ages, genres, both non-fiction & fiction, and writing levels welcome.

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October 9, 2013 at 10:02 pm

Eugenics and the Firewall: Canada’s Nasty Little Secret and I attended Lethbridge’s WOTS

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Lethbridge’s Word on the Street Festival  proved that a small city can successfully put together and event usually found only in larger cities. There were a few first year glitches and oversights, but overall, WOTS was fantastic for Alberta authors and it was wonderful promotion for the City of Lethbridge.

I loved reading from Eugenics and the Firewall  and participating in the “Getting into Writing” panel.A

Above, is a picture of some of the books, including Eugenics and the Firewall: Canada’s Nasty Little Secret, that were on sale at the University of Lethbridge Bookstore WOTS tent. (If you’re in Southern Alberta, and would like a copy of Eugenics and the Firewall, please drop by the University of Lethbridge bookstore. You’ll also find it in Chapters, McNally Robinson, Audreys, the U of T Bookstore, and dozens more independent and university bookstores throughout Canada.

You can also borrow Eugenics and the Firewall: Canada’s Nasty Little Secret from a local public library,  including the Lethbridge Public Library, The Edmonton Public Library, University of Manitoba libraries, The University of Saskatchewan Library, Toronto Public Library Queen’s University Library, and the University of Calgary Library.  Here’s a  partial listing of some of the libraries Eugenics and the Firewall is available in throughout Canada and around the world.

Shaw TV interview about books, literacy and Word on the Street

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Click on the Word on the Street icon  on Shaw TV’s website to watch Dan Clovis, Shaw TV Lethbridge, interview Colette Acheson, Project Manager Word on the Street Lethbridge, and me about writing, books, and what’s in store at Word on the Street 25 September,11am to 5pm, at the Lethbridge Public Library and on the adjoining streets.

(There’s also a good screen shot of my books, Eugenics and the Firewall: Canada’s Nasty Little Secret and Stars Appearing: The Galts’ Vision of Canada, included in this footage.But stay away from the Chinese website on the Stars Appearing link. That book is still available through Volumes Direct.

Eugenics & the Firewall is published by J. Gordon Shillingford Publishing, Inc., represented by the Literary Press Group of Canada, and distributed through U of T press. It’s available online, in university bookstores, independent bookstores,and  through chains such as Chapters.  McNally Robinson, Audreys, Pages, Amazon.ca, Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, &  Booktopia also sell Eugenics & the Firewall.)

Word on the Street Lethbridge

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Here’s a heads up. It’s not on the WOTS website yet, but I will be one of the authors participating in Word on the Street in Lethbridge, Alberta 25 September 2011. 

Word on the Street is a national celebration of reading and advocating literacy. It`s held in cities across Canada every September.Other Word on the Street Festivals will be held in Vancouver,B.C., Saskatoon,Sask., Kitchener, Ont., Toronto, Ont., and Halifax, Nova Scotia. Lethbridge is the only Word on the Street location in Alberta this year. Come on down!

Lifelong Learning not just for writers

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I have a new post,  The Joy of Lifelong Learning, up on Lethbridgeliving.com.  If you are interested in professional writing, I hope you will join my writing and publishing classes at Lethbridge College this fall. (Descriptions will be out in the fall calendar) If that’s not your cup of tea, or you live beyond commuting distance, I hope you also will find a learning adventure to dig in to. Soon.

It’s good for you!

You can read all my Lethbridgeliving posts on life and art in Southern Alberta.

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June 23, 2011 at 12:56 am