Friday, August 4
6:30 for book signing, 7:30 for presentation
Owen Sound Emancipation Festival welcomes Lawrence Hill as this year's keynote speaker. Lawrence will discuss his research, his writing and his personal interpretation of world social events. Tickets $30 through the Roxy Box Office The Festival itself continues throughout the weekend.

Wednesdays, August 9, 16, 23, 30
Guest Authors at Port Elgin's downtown Farmers' Market
11-ish until 1:30
Coulter Parkette, Green and Goderich streets
The Brucedale Press is happy to welcome more area authors signing copies of their work. In order of appearance, this month brings
> Donna Jansen – Author of The Bury Road Girls, a somewhat autobiographic collection of stories about getting along in a large family during the 1950s.
> A.A. Gordon– author of two novels. The Dowra is not your average paranormal romance/erotica series. It follows a brewing war between vampires and humans...set in Ontario.
>John G. Mackay, captain of PEERLESS and author of RESTLESS on Huron, the story of tour boats from Port Elgin's harbour in years past.
>Mike O'Neill, a “kind and humble grandfather” who has no book on the go, but a growing pile of short stories in the vein of Tooling Around: Tales of a Plumbing Farmer.
Note: if you missed Doug Archer on August 2, we have copies of Ghoul`s Gold available. Also, books by July guest authors.

Thursdays, August 10 and> 17
Writers`Round Table
2-4 p.m.
Back Eddie`s, Queen Street South, Paisley
Arrive early to order lunch or your afternoon snack, then enjoy the company of other writers sharing feedback on copies of works-in-progress or news of contests, markets, and events. No fee except your own food costs.

Saturday Aug. 12,
starting 2:00 p.m.
Field Sculpture Day
Aisling Keep Farm, 397112 Con. 2, RR 4 Chatsworth.
Featuring large and small field sculptures with interpretive sessions. People are encouraged to bring poetry, music and summer potluck. RSVP 519 794-0698 or to Rain date: Sunday Aug. 13, 2017. Please register if you intend to install field art.

Monday, August 14
Authors Night
Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre, Southampton
Starting with a wine and cheese reception at 7 pm, followed by readings and discussion with local authors Jerrold Beech (humorous tales), George Carter (history) and Tamara Pasley (food). An opportunity to mingle with other authors and illustrators during the evening. Free admission. Sponsored by Bruce County Historical Society and Bruce County Genealogical Society.

Tuesday August 15
8:30am-5pm. approximately
The Durham Art Gallery offers a trip to the McMichael Gallery in Kleinburg, with pick-ups in Durham and Flesherton. Durham Art Gallery members with current memberships will gain free admission into the McMichael, and pay only for the bus. If interested in participating contact the DAG at 519-369-3692

Now until August 15 at 1330
Silent auction fundraiser by Friends of the Township of Muskoka Lakes Library
If your summer travels take you to Muskoka...
Items offered include art, vouchers, and a fully restored 1925 Disappearing Propeller boat! Must bid in person at the Norma and Miller Alloway Library, Joseph Street, Port Carling. Photos of items on the library's facebook page.

Friday, August 18 – Sunday, August 20
Bruce County Heritage Show
Heritage Farm, Bruce Road 3 south of Paisley
Lots to see and enjoy! Among the machinery, demonstrations and competitions, The Brucedale Press will have its usual spot in the crafts building, alongside our artist friend Ken Thornburn of Northern Flyer Design, illustrator of Bruce Day by Day, Tooling Around, and colouring books featuring local sites as well as several issues of The Leaf.

Thursday, August 24
Getting Published in Canada.
Six Nations Public Library, 1679 Chiefswood Rd, Ohsweken, ON Three Canadian publishers: Renee K. Abram of Kegedonce Press, Naseem Hrab of Kids Can Press, and Hazel Millar of BookThug, discuss what publishers are looking for, how to submit a manuscript, and what the publishing process is like. Light refreshments provided. This event is presented by the Ontario Book Publishers Organization, Festival of Literary Diversity (The FOLD), and the Six Nations Public Library.

Saturday, August 26
Flesherton Fling
Among many other acts and events, a poetry performance and musical afternoon. Watch for updates at

Tuesday, August 29
7 – 9 p.m.
Activities Centre, Elgin Lodge Mary Street Port Elgin
Informal gathering bringing together writers in any genre of an level of experience to share their words. Challenge for August will repeat July`s because of low participation...up to 1,000 words on conversation with past or future generations. What would you ask your great-great ancestors if you could talk with them? What do you want coming generations to know about? No fee. Please sign in at the reception desk on arrival. Bring your own refreshments if you wish.



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