Sunday, August 10, 2008

Memoir Writers Social and Fundraiser to Take Place September 17, 5 p.m.

Event: Memoir Writers Social and Fundraiser for the Alzheimer Society of Toronto

Host: Allyson Latta & Days Road Writers' Workshops

Date/Time: Wednesday, September 17, 2008, from 5 to 7:30 p.m.

Location: Blacksmiths Bistro, 166 Main Street (Unionville), Markham, L3R 2G6 (near Hwy. 7 & Warden Avenue)

Come on out to charming Blacksmiths Bistro to meet and mingle with other memoir writers and workshop leader Allyson Latta, and to raise funds for the Alzheimer Society of Toronto.

All proceeds above costs go to the Society, and Allyson will personally donate an additional amount equivalent to 10% of ticket sales.

Please RSVP to by September 14, 2008 (new deadline). Cost is $30 per person. You can request in your e-mail to be billed via PayPal, or simply mail your cheque, made out to ALLYSON LATTA, to

Days Road Writers' Workshops
Memoir Writers Social and Fundraiser
12-16715 Yonge Street, Suite 207
Newmarket, ON, L3X 1X4

You're welcome to bring along friends or family, but spaces must be reserved. Arrive earlier in the afternoon to explore the shops and galleries of historic Unionville, or stroll around Toogood Pond. At the social, Kristen den Hartog, co-author of The Occupied Garden, will speak and sign copies of the family memoir she wrote with her sister, Tracy Kasaboski. Event includes hors d'oeuvres, coffee, tea, and cash bar. Enjoy an art exhibit, prize draws, speakers, music, discussion, announcement of "Summer Days" Memoir Writing Contest winners, and more.

PRIZES include a $500 gift certificate for Cosmedicare Spa, and books and other surprises thanks to HarperCollins Canada Ltd.; Thomas Allen Publishers; Varley Art Gallery; The Paper Place; Brick Literary Journal; FrogHairs Art Studio; Writers' Circle of Durham Region; authors Lawrence Hill, and Blanche and Allison Howard; and Cineplex Entertainment.

Car pooling. If you can offer a ride, or need a ride, leave a comment after the post on this blog titled "Car Pool for Memoir Writers Social."

Dinner anyone? A couple of tables will be reserved at the Bistro for anyone who wishes to stay for dinner and order from the menu. Space is limited, so let us know early!!

Between August 11 and 22, please direct any queries about the event to Cheryl Andrews at

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