Writer's Market

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Writer’s Market

Saturday June 1, 2024 | 11-4pm

Words have the power to delight, inspire, provoke, comfort, and unite—as do the authors, journalists and poets who wield them. In honour of Phoebe Watson, an artist and creative writer, the Gallery will be hosting a Writer’s Market Saturday June 1, 2024. Whether it is an edge-of-your-seat adventure, a fascinating memoir, or a tale of true love, stories are what bring us together and shape our understanding of our world. Join fellow writers and readers for a day of literary creativity that celebrates and inspires through written and spoken word. 

Vendors

Homer Watson House & Gallery will consider all creative writing vendor submissions. Non-fiction, fiction, biography/autobiography, memoir, children’s books, young adult, how-to, cookbooks, science fiction, poetry. All writers are welcome to participate as vendors. The Gallery does not take commission on any sales. 

Artist/Vendor fee: $50/vendor | Space: 10x10ft 

Application deadline is May 22, 2024

2024 Authors

Wanda Janaway

WDJ-Writes & Storyboard Bookmarks: Contemporary Fiction, journals & notebooks, handcrafted themed jewel bookmarks.

Quite a Character

Children’s books by Sandra Wilson.

Mark Leslie Lefebvre

Stark Publishing: Fiction, non-fiction (true ghost stories, books about writing and publishing, and movie trivia guides), thrillers, urban fantasy, horror.

Swannell Bookery

Jody Swannell: Contemporary Fiction. Science Fiction, thriller, and magical adventure.

Pamela Urie

When you hire your first employee, you enter the world of Human Resources Management. Pamela Urie draws on her background and experience to help new employers understand their human resources obligations and challenges.

Victoria Osland

When you hire your first employee, you enter the world of Human Resources Management. Pamela Urie draws on her background and experience to help new employers understand their human resources obligations and challenges.

Ana Dee

Ana Dee’s debut poetry collection, Untouched, is a compelling choice for readers in search of poetry that doesn’t tiptoe around the messy, complicated nature of human connection. Untouched is a love letter, an invitation, a confession, a paper heart.

A. K. Ritchie

A.K. Ritchie is an author of contemporary women’s fiction. She has crafted a world where flawed characters navigate the complexities of life in their relentless pursuit of purpose and meaning.

Kimia Eslah

Kimia Eslah writes novels about urbanites, underdogs, and the Iranian diaspora. Local authors, as well as CBC Books and Ms. Magazine, have praised her work. Her latest novel, Enough, is a corporate drama about three brazen women of colour.

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The Loch Doon area was memorialized in celebrated Scottish poet, Robert Burns piece “Ye banks and braes O’ bonnie Doon”

Ye banks and braes o’ bonny Doon,
How can ye bloom sae fresh and fair?
How can ye chant, ye little birds,
And I sae weary fu’ o’ care?
Thou’lt break my heart, thou warbling bird,
That wantons thro’ the flowering thorn:
Thou minds me o’ departed joys,
Departed, never to return.

Aft hae I rov’d by bonnie Doon,
To see the rose and woodbine twine;
And ilka bird sang o’ its love,
And fondly sae did I o’ mine.
Wi’ lightsome heart I pu’d a rose,
Fu’ sweet upon its thorny tree;
And my fause lover stole my rose,
But, ah! he left the thorn wi’ me.

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