Thursday, January 6
Grateful for Breath
 video performance presented by Liz Zetlin and David Sereda in
response to Facing It exhibit at the Tom Thomson Gallery followed by
6-7:30 p.m.  Free at
Monday, January 10
Bruce County Genealogical Society Webinar
7 p.m. ET
John and Adele Kaminski share their experiences tracing Adele's French
Canadian heritage...back to the early 1700s. For anyone need to be a member, but you could consider becoming
part of this very helpful group. Contact to
register for this Zoom presentation.

Thursdays, January 13 and 20
Electronic Writers Round Table
2-4 p.m. On-line
Open to writers in any genre who wish to share approx 1,000 words of
works-in-progress for feedback. Currently meeting via Google from the
participants´own spaces. No fee. To find out more and request the
link, contact Lee Johnston
Tuesday, January 25
7 -9 p.m.
Writers´ BLOC meeting via e-mail
Open to all writers in any genre to share responses to this month´s
theme: Bad Habits. Send poetry, fiction, non-fiction, dialogue,
letter, rant up to 1,000 words to  Then stay
by your computer to receive works of others and send your comments to
them.  Free. Provide your own refreshments.
Thursday, January 27
Family Literacy Day
Check your public library's website for activities.
On-line, Barbara Reid, artist in clay, is the honourary chair, and
will present an on-line activity for young artists [Grades 1-6] at
4:30 p.m. Eastern. Preregister at
Since 1999, Family Literacy Day celebrations have highlighted the
importance of parents' involvement in their kids' learning. This
year's theme, Learning in the Great Outdoors, is perfect for a time
when schools may or may not be open.

Twenty-third annual acrostic story contest  Cautious as ever...
Cautious, but optimistic, we are moving to the third letter of the
alphabet for the opening of the twenty-third edition of our annual
contest. Defying caution,  writers can breeze right through Z and A to
end with a sentence starting with B.
Entries must begin with the phrase above and have no more than
twenty-six sentences. Fewer or more will result in disqualification.
Generally, use a narrative (beginning, middle, end) format, with no
racism, sexism, or ageism and no obscenity. Huge thanks to the judge,
who will pick three winners and up to three honourable mentions, all
of whose authors receive a year's subscription to The Leaf. In this
contest, half the entry fees are divided among the three winners, and
all stories recognized are published in the spring issue.
 Full rules and entry form at