A Showcase of the Submissions
This summer, people were seeing mining through a new lens; a camera lens.
Some amazing submissions came in for each of the three subject categories in the Mineral Images Photo Competition. We have taken the best of these and put them on display in the historic Machine Shop for the 2012 Fall exhibit.
See how other people view Mined Materials, Rocks & Landscapes, and Human-Environment Interactions.
On display until January. The exhibit is free for members or with regular museum admission.
The Squamish Public Library is inviting local writers to join National Novel Writing Month, the world’s largest writing challenge.
For the second year in a row, the library is supporting NaNoWriMo—a nonprofit event that encourages kids and adults to tackle the challenge of writing a 50,000-word novel in one month—by offering a space for participants to work on their masterpiece and meet other NaNoWriMos on November 10 and 18.
The challenge begins on November 1 and finishes on November 30. To participate—free and open to everyone—register at http://nanowrimo.org/
Billed as 30 days and 30 nights of literary abandon, NaNoWriMo has been held annually since 1999 and is aimed at helping budding and experienced novelists get past the internal critic they all struggle with in the early stages of the writing process.
“NaNoWriMo is the writing world’s version of a marathon,” said Grant Faulkner, executive director of National Novel Writing Month. “Writers exit the month with more than a novel; they’ve experienced a transformative creative journey.”
Local author Margreet Dietz is participating for the third time. She wrote the first draft for From my Mother during NaNoWriMo 2010.
Bring your laptop and/or notepad and join Dietz at the Squamish Public Library on Saturday November 10 and/or Sunday November 18 any time between 10am and 2pm to complete your daily word count together.
Questions? Email margreet (AT) margreetdietz (DOT) net