October Newsletter: Announcing Creative Bibliotherapy Workshops, Kristen Ciccarelli's Booklaunch and much more!

This newsletter features:

Facing your Fears and Facing down Dragons
Kids in the Kitchen and Grandmothers on the Front Line
Roll out the Red Carpet and Roll out the Barrel
A Bird in the Hand and Leaving the Nest.

Read on, dear friends...

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SHELF LIFE: Creative Bibliotherapy Workshops -- Brought to you by Words Worth Books

What does fear look like and what tools do you use to face it?

In this workshop you will learn how prominent writers answer these questions and how books teach us to live a life of more freedom and joy. Using literary fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, and essays, we'll explore how writers have learned to cultivate resilience in the face of rear and offer tools of insight for readers into their own journey. Through readings and discussion we'll reflect on various aspects of fear such as fear of change, grief and loss, and fear of the unknown.

All resources will be provided that even--you are already prepared! 
Your guide: Mandy Brouse, co-owner of Words Worth Books
Email glebecentre@wlu.ca to register.

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Kitchener native and our very own Words Worth Books alumnus, Kristen Ciccarelli will debut her first in the three book Iskari Series. Book two, The Caged Queen, will launch in autumn 2018. Her trilogy is scheduled to be published in fourteen different countries and translated into nine languages. We could not be more excited for her!

Pre-purchase your copy at Words Worth Books or purchase it at the event and you'll be entered in a draw to win one of four ceramic dragon cups created by the author herself. Find out more at kristenciccarelli.com


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Presented by Relish Cooking Studio and Words Worth Books. For more information contact Nancy at silcox@cwisp.ca

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BOOK LAUNCH -- Powered by Love: A Grandmothers' Movement to End AIDS in Africa

Wednesday, October 18, 7pm at KPL

With special guests: 
Evelyne Bakenyaga, Grandmother with Reach One Touch One Ministries (ROTOM) in Uganda
Kenneth E. Mugayehwenki, Founder and executive director of ROTOM
Ilana Landsbberg-Lewis, Co-author of the book, co-founder and executive director of the Stephen Lewis Foundation

All royalties from the sale of Powered by Love will be directed to the Stephen Lewis Foundation to support organizations run by and for African grandmothers who are raising children orphaned by AIDS. Admission is free. For more information call Anne at 519-570-4957


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An amazing line-up at the Stratford Writers Festival! Attending authors and performers include Ron Sexsmith, Eric Walters, Kerry Clare, Scaachi Koul, Lee Maracle, Eden Robinson, Drew Hayden Taylor, Alice Zorn, Dayna Manning, and many more! We're thrilled to be supporting this unique festival.

Tickets are available here at the Stratford Writers Festival website.

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Register now for this fun event! Proceeds go towards helping UpTown Waterloo businesses during this period of ongoing construction.

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Learning the alphabet has never before been more fun, or more beautiful. A stunning collection of birds and letters, words and illustrations, stories and silhouettes, A Bird Chronicle is a children’s story book, ABC book, and art book and a keepsake to treasure for years to come.

Visit the Waterloo Public Library for more information.

A note from our manager, Kristen Hahn:

It is with mingled excitement and sadness that I must announce I'm moving on. Words Worth Books has been my beloved home for the past four years, and bookselling has been my vocation for the past twenty (eep!) but I'm striking out on a different path to the shores of Lake Huron.

I'm dearly going to miss my colleagues--my friends--Chis, Maggie, Jessie, Curtis, and John; and especially Dave and Mandy. You guys are like family to me. It's funny that after having worked so long with ideas and words, that I now simply cannot find the words to express how grateful I am for our time together.

So I'll instead say to you: I have a lovely bottle of Auchentoshan... let's look at our schedules, figure out our drives home, and have a night of it!

And one last thing...

We've already mentioned how excited and proud we are for Kristen Ciccarelli, author of THE LAST NAMSARA. But we want to say it again. A major new talent has arrived and we can't wait to see her soar.

Follow this link to watch a beautiful video in which she talks about why she writes, about when she stopped, and why you should never let other people define you to yourself. (And--we'll admit--we got a little something in our eye when we watched this.)

Another thing you'll see in this video is her process of making that DRAGON CUP. You'll have a chance to win one at her booklaunch on October 4.