Connecting Libraries, Connecting People

The RISE Network works with public libraries to provide Albertans with opportunities to communicate with health care professionals, participate in distance education, attend meetings, learn new skills and more – all by videoconference from their local library. 

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Literary Arts

April Showers Bring May Flowers! Stories & Rhymes to Welcome Spring

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Thu, 2018/02/22 - 12:13pm
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 11:30am - 12:00pm

Find out what happens when the Wind and the Sun have a Contest and Little Mousie Bride meets up with the Very Hungry Caterpillar.

Join Storyteller Mary Hays for stories and rhymes to welcome spring!

Dewey Divas Reader's Advisory

Submitted by ntalsma.marigold on Tue, 2018/01/30 - 2:23pm
Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

The marvelous Dewey Divas are back! Once again, representatives from Ontario will present a delightful reader's advisory videoconference. Check out their favourite picks for what's new and hot in the spring and summer publishing season in books for adults, children, and teens. Build your must-have book lists for the spring and summer!

This videoconference is a lecture-style presentation intended for library staff and will be limited to 15 RISE libraries plus the host site. PDFs of titles will be uploaded to the RISE website prior to the event.

Author Talk - H. C. Hewitt

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Wed, 2017/10/25 - 9:31am
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 7:00pm - 7:30pm

Join the celebration as author H. C. Hewitt launches her new novel "Jacob's Place". The author will be doing a reading. Broadcast live from the Hanna Municipal Library.

Welcome to NaNoWriMo!

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Thu, 2017/09/28 - 12:07pm
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

NaNoWriMo is a free, largely online challenge posed to writers around the world each November: complete a 50,000 word draft of a novel in 30 days. Emily Hollingshead, a NaNoWriMo Municipal Liaison for the Alberta : Elsewhere region (everywhere but Edmonton, Calgary, and Lethbridge) will welcome returning, brand new, and on-the-fence NaNoWriMo participants to this year’s event and provide some tips for prepping novels, calendars, and freezers for the magical madness that is NaNoWriMo.

Presented from the Drumheller Public Library

RESCHEDULED for OCTOBER 11!! Welcome to NaNoWriMo!

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Mon, 2017/08/21 - 10:24am
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

NaNoWriMo is a free, largely online challenge posed to writers around the world each November: complete a 50,000 word draft of a novel in 30 days. Emily Hollingshead, a NaNoWriMo Municipal Liaison for the Alberta : Elsewhere region (everywhere but Edmonton, Calgary, and Lethbridge) will welcome returning, brand new, and on-the-fence NaNoWriMo participants to this year’s event and provide some tips for prepping novels, calendars, and freezers for the magical madness that is NaNoWriMo.

Presented from the Drumheller Public Library

Using NaNoWriMo to Reach Local Writers

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Mon, 2017/08/21 - 10:22am
Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

*session for LIBRARY STAFF

Writing Historical Fiction with Author Simon Rose (Part 3)

Submitted by ntalsma.marigold on Thu, 2017/02/23 - 10:15pm
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Writing Historical Fiction with Author Simon Rose (Part 2)

Submitted by ntalsma.marigold on Thu, 2017/02/23 - 10:11pm
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Writing Historical Fiction with Author Simon Rose (Part 1)

Submitted by ntalsma.marigold on Thu, 2017/02/23 - 9:52pm
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Boot Camp for Fiction Writers: The Cure for the Dreaded Mushy Middle of Your Novel

Submitted by ntalsma.marigold on Tue, 2016/05/31 - 1:22pm
Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

During this session we will learn why the middle of your novel is often the most challenging part, and Ronnie will present 9 cures for the “mushy middle.” If your novel has a stellar cast, a hook sure to catch your readers, and a satisfying ending, but the middle is stubbornly uncooperative, you’ll want to be here!
 
Presented by Ronnie Roberts, writer and speaker, this course is intended for both new and intermediate writers who are looking to raise their writing skills to the next level.