Alan Joe recently launched his new book “Of Ox and Unicorn” at the Islington Golf and Country Club. There were up to 100 attendees, many of whom were WEN members. Alan stated that he sold many books and graciously donated 75% of the proceeds to The Hospital for Sick Children. This donation amounted to $1800.00. In the photo are his wife Juliana along with son and daughter-in-law.
Long-time WEN member, Dr. Glenn Reid was ordained as a Deacon in the Anglican-Catholic church on Sunday, January 28, 2018. President Maria Marchelletta and Maurus Cappa attended the ceremony. Glenn also served as President of WEN from 2009 to 2010. Let us all congratulate Glenn on his accomplishment.
The Word on the Street Festival was held on September 24th at Harbourfront. For the second year in a row, the Writers and Editors Network organization participated with a booth in the Writers Block. The booth was staffed by a dedicated group of volunteers from the WEN membership. Special thanks to Marianne Funny for organizing the booth and to Prad Chaudhuri who arrived at the crack of dawn to ensure everything was in order. Overall, the booth generated a great deal of interest for our WEN organization. Volunteers included Barb Nobel, Martina Wood, Bruna Di Giusppe Bertoni, Jane Fraser, Josie Visentini, Stephens Han, Mostafa Dini and Ben Antao.
The 2017 Word on the Street Festival is fast approaching. It will be held on Sunday, September 24th at Harbourfront Centre. WEN will have a booth and is presently looking for volunteers for the booth. Volunteers will be able to sell their books while promoting WEN. Contact Marianne Funny who will be coordinating the booth. Even if you are not a volunteer, you are encouraged to come out to the festival and stop by the booth.
For more details, visit the Word on the Street website at https://thewordonthestreet.ca/toronto/ .
Jasmine D’Costa, former President of WEN, launched her new book titled “A Matter of Geography” at the Heliconian Club on April 12, 2017. WEN members, Maria Marchelletta, Fran Edelstein and Heather Dick attended the launch.
Congratulations to the winners of the WEN 2017 Joseph Smrdelj Short Story Contest:
1st Prize- Heather Dick
2nd Prize- Jacob Hogeterp
3rd Prize- Leticia Rodrigues
Special appreciation to our Judges Dr. Rosmarin and Nina Munteanu and the benefactor of the contest, Bernarda Smrdelj.