reading + entertainment banner

What's on this Month: April 2019


Reading + Entertainment

  • pencil on paper

Programs + Events | April 1, 2019

April showers bring May flowers, but it also brings another month full of programs to explore. With professionals sharing their knowledge of writing novels and photography, it’s the perfect time to learn something new. Read on for some April highlights, and check out the monthly calendar for a full listing of events.

A first draft of a story or novel is just step one. Author Larry Brown will help you tackle the challenge of shaping and sharpening those pages into something compelling at Writing Workshop: The Next Draft. This two-day workshop will take place on Saturday, April 6 and Saturday, April 13 from 1:00 – 3:00pm at Hespeler. This workshop is also suitable for those who haven’t written their first draft yet. Come prepared with questions! This program requires registration.

Join us for My Story: It’s Never Too Late to Become a Writer program and learn how Dr. Joan Clayton started writing at the age of 48. With eight plays produced and two novels published, Dr. Clayton thinks of herself as a story teller. Learn about her writing journey at this program on Saturday, April 13 from 2:00 – 3:00pm at Preston.

Podcasts are a fast-growing trend and can be a fantastic way to learn something new. On Monday, April 15 from 6:30 – 8:00pm at Clemens Mill, listen to Susan Cain’s Ted Talk (The Power of Introverts) at Listen & Learn: Evening Podcast Club. Afterwards, we will discuss Cain’s thoughts on the extraordinary talents and abilities that introverts bring to the world.

Looking for a simple design tool to boost your graphics? Try Canva! It’s a simple design tool available in app form that can help you promote a small business and help with social media/marketing. Sign up for Graphics in Canva Mobile for Beginners to learn the basics steps for using this creative service. The program takes place on Wednesday, April 17 from 7:00 – 8:00pm at Queen’s Square.

Our Meet A Maker series is back with Meet A Maker: Matt Quinn on Thursday, April 25 from 6:00 – 8:00pm at the Old Post Office. Working at a software company for 20 years gave Matt the desire to disconnect from technology and reconnect with the natural world around him. Photography helped him do just that when he started photographing the night sky. Learn all about Matt’s experience and work that has been featured in magazines and recently selected to be featured on a Canadian stamp to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada.

We’re looking forward to seeing you in April at Idea Exchange!