Thursday, June 1, 2017

Upcoming reading and workshop by George Elliott Clarke

Ore is so excited about George Elliott Clarke's upcoming visit to our community! July 20! He'll be giving a workshop and reading. Come to one or both. Host Kevin Imrie. Mark your calendars! Tell your friends! This will be great!
The 4th Poet Laureate of Toronto (2012-15) and 7th Parliamentary Poet Laureate (2016-17), George Elliott Clarke is a revered wordsmith. He is a noted artist in song, drama, fiction, screenplay, essays, and poetry. Now teaching African-Canadian literature at the University of Toronto, Clarke has taught at Duke, McGill, the University of British Columbia, and Harvard. He holds eight honorary doctorates, plus appointments to the Order of Nova Scotia and the Order of Canada. His recognitions include the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Fellows Prize, the Governor-General’s Award for Poetry, the National Magazine Gold Award for Poetry, the Premiul Poesis (Romania), the Dartmouth Book Award for Fiction, the Eric Hoffer Book Award for Poetry (US), and the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Achievement Award. Clarke’s work is the subject of Africadian Atlantic: Essays on George Elliott Clarke (2012), edited by Joseph Pivato.
Here are the posters. 




Ore Samples Writers Series gratefully acknowledges support from Artists in Communities. Artists in Communities is a joint initiative of the Saskatchewan Arts Board and SaskCulture Inc., and is supported by funding provided by the Saskatchewan Lotteries Trust Fund for Sport, Culture and Recreation. Thank you to our community partners Flin Flon Public Library and Flin Flon Arts Council, and sponsors Hudbay and the Victoria Inn.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The Spring Ore was amazing!

The May 18 Ore at the Flin Flon Public Library​ was amazing! The workshop led by visiting author Candace Savage was very inspiring and very well-attended. Thank you to Candace Savage and Myrna Guymer for their wonderful readings at the event that followed. Thank you to host Kevin Imrie, and what a great host he was. Thank you to the great audience. Thank you to the community, the sponsors, and the local media for their engagement with the arts and for making great things like this happen.


Ore Samples Writers Series gratefully acknowledges support from Artists in Communities. Artists in Communities is a joint initiative of the Saskatchewan Arts Board and SaskCulture Inc., and is supported by funding provided by the Saskatchewan Lotteries Trust Fund for Sport, Culture and Recreation. Thank you to our community partners Flin Flon Public Library and Flin Flon Arts Council, and sponsors Hudbay and the Victoria Inn.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Celebrate Spring with Ore on May 18

Come by the Flin Flon Public Library on Thursday, May 18, 7 pm and have coffee, cake, and listen to these amazing writers. Free. Everyone welcome.

You're also welcome to take in the free writing workshop "Memory: The Past at Home in the Present" with visiting author Candace Savage from 5:45-6:45 as well. It's a great opportunity to learn, add to your resume, and experience something new.  See the previous post for details.



Candace Savage is the author, most recently, of A Geography of Blood: Unearthing Memory from a Prairie Landscape, which won three Saskatchewan Book Awards and the $60,000 Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction. She is currently exploring the story of the family who built and first occupied her home in Saskatoon, a pinpoint beginning that has expanded across centuries and continents.

Myrna Guymer was born with a curiosity as solid as the rocks of Flin Flon, her birth place. Her sense of adventure has taken her to several countries, but her most cherished travels have been into our dwindling wilderness by canoe. Her book, The Canadian Shield Alphabet, which won the 2008 Journalism Award, is a reflection of her life. Her 35 years of work has been published in magazines, newspapers and anthologies. Presently, she is working on her memoir.

Kevin Imrie was born in Flin Flon, MB and raised in the neighbouring town of Creighton, SK. A long-time musician, Kevin developed a passion for writing in his early twenties, moving sporadically from poetry to short fiction. He has studied at the University of Saskatchewan, and is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Education at the University College of the North in The Pas, MB.

Ore Samples Writers Series gratefully acknowledges support from Artists in Communities. Artists in Communities is a joint initiative of the Saskatchewan Arts Board and SaskCulture Inc., and is supported by funding provided by the Saskatchewan Lotteries Trust Fund for Sport, Culture and Recreation. Thank you to our community partners Flin Flon Public Library and Flin Flon Arts Council, and sponsors Hudbay and the Victoria Inn.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Ore readings & workshop with visiting author Candace Savage

The 2017 season gets underway in spectacular fashion on Thursday, May 18 with Kevin Imrie as host and featuring readings by visiting author Candace Savage and Denare Beach author Myrna Guymer!

Poster coming soon!

Join us as well for a writing workshop with visiting author Candace Savage on Thursday, May 18. A great opportunity to learn, add to your resume, and experience something new.


Ore Samples Writers Series gratefully acknowledges support from Artists in Communities. Artists in Communities is a joint initiative of the Saskatchewan Arts Board and SaskCulture Inc., and is supported by funding provided by the Saskatchewan Lotteries Trust Fund for Sport, Culture and Recreation. Thank you to our community partners Flin Flon Public Library and Flin Flon Arts Council, and sponsors Hudbay and the Victoria Inn.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Ore Spring and Summer dates

Readings! Workshops! Community! 

These great authors are coming to the Flin Flon Public Library!

Candace Savage on May 18!

George Elliott Clarke on July 20!

More details at the beginning of May. 



Ore Samples Writers Series gratefully acknowledges support from Artists in Communities. Artists in Communities is a joint initiative of the Saskatchewan Arts Board and SaskCulture Inc., and is supported by funding provided by the Saskatchewan Lotteries Trust Fund for Sport, Culture and Recreation. Thank you to our community partners Flin Flon Public Library and Flin Flon Arts Council, and sponsors Hudbay and the Victoria Inn.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Change to the spring schedule!

We're working to bring these exciting visiting authors to our community!

Candace Savage on May 18!

George Elliott Clarke cannot come to Flin Flon on June 8 due to a scheduling conflict. We're working on a new date. Stay tuned! 


Ore Samples Writers Series gratefully acknowledges support from Artists in Communities. Artists in Communities is a joint initiative of the Saskatchewan Arts Board and SaskCulture Inc., and is supported by funding provided by the Saskatchewan Lotteries Trust Fund for Sport, Culture and Recreation. Thank you to our community partners Flin Flon Public Library and Flin Flon Arts Council, and sponsors Hudbay and the Victoria Inn.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Spring 2017!

We're forecasting an amazing spring! 


Mark your calendars and check out books by Candace Savage and George Elliott Clarke. Brilliant writers and brilliant thinkers, these authors have made and continue to make great contributions to their various communities. Both events will be held at the Flin Flon Public Library. More details closer to the dates. In the meantime, happy reading!

Ore Samples Writers Series gratefully acknowledges support from Artists in Communities. Artists in Communities is a joint initiative of the Saskatchewan Arts Board and SaskCulture Inc., and is supported by funding provided by the Saskatchewan Lotteries Trust Fund for Sport, Culture and Recreation. Thank you to our community partners Flin Flon Public Library and Flin Flon Arts Council, and sponsors Hudbay and the Victoria Inn.