Wednesday, October 6
Programs at the Chantry Centre for Seniors

11:00 to 12 noon Wellness/Self
Journals will be provided
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Creative Writing
Journals and writing materials will be provided.
Please pre-register by contacting  Connie 519-797-3096

Wednesday, October 6
7:30 p.m.
Huron Branch OGS on-line presentation

“Female Preachers of the Bible Christian Church" presenter Jim Bowen.
Jim has been researching the origins and history of this 19th century
evangelical Methodist sect,  with special interest in the itinerant
preachers who were women. Some of his maternal ancestors settled in
Huron County.
 Pre- register for this Zoom webinar at

Thursday, October 7
DEADLINE – extended from Sept. 25
Recipes wanted

For a Community Cookbook to by published by The Ginger Press in Owen
Sound. Looking for local foods, each contributor to receive a copy of
the book (which will sell for $25)
Send your favourite recipe—detailed instructions, please-- to  Maryann

Friday, October 8
New date to have your offerings for The Leaf # 49 reach The Brucedale Press.

The theme is SPACE – inner, outer, enough, cramped, found, lost,
personal, public....your take on the topic. Poetry especially welcome,
as are author profiles, book reviews, short fiction. Check full
guidelines at  on the CONTACT and Leaf pages.
Because of the tight time line, suggest an e-mail query before sending

Monday, October 11
Bruce County Genealogical Society  Webinar
7 p.m. EDT At your computer
Book Publishing: An Insider's story

Have you ever wondered what exactly a book publisher does? How they do
it, or why? BCGS offers an opportunity to learn about some of the
activities, joys, and challenges of publishing from Anne Duke Judd,
founder of The Brucedale Press.  With its unique focus on Bruce, Grey,
Huron—ancestral land of the Saugeen Anishinaabek, this local press
releases books which are created and produced entirely in Ontario and
appeal to all ages.
Please click on this link to register

Thursdays, October 14 and 21
Electronic Writers Round Table

2-4 p.m.  At your computer, using GoogleLink
A twice-monthly informal opportunity for writers in any genre to
receive feedback on work-in-progress. New participants, please contact
Lee Johnston for instructions and link.
Reminder to others: please send works by Sunday to allow others time
to read and reflect on your offering.

Tuesday October 26
7-9 p.m. On-line
Writers' BLOC

An informal e-mail exchange of responses to the monthly challenge:
Thirty Years Ago. Send 1,000 words maximum in any genre [poetry,
reminiscence, fiction, dialogue, etc] to
Then, read and respond to the offerings of other writers. This is the
30th anniversary month of the for more news!

Saturday, October 30
2:00 p.m.
Jest Arts

 148-1 Garafraxa Street, Durham
Launch of Jenny Parsons novel Higgsfield Follies
A book launch to include ice cream and a brass-and-drum band! Jenny is
known for humour, artistic creativity, advocacy, and now, fiction!

January 31, 2022
DEADLINE for arrival
23rd Annual Acrostic Story Contest
Cautious as ever...

Entries must start with this phrase and continue in the sequence of
the English alphabet, going right through Z and ending with a B
sentence for a total of 26 sentences in prose format. No name on the
story itself, to allow blind judging. Winning stories will be
published in spring  2022 issue #50 of The Leaf. Trhree winners
receive a share of entry fees, up to 3 honourable mentions, all six
receivng a subscription to The Leaf. Full details and entry form at