Puzzling Diction


For The Ages: Arthur Conan Doyle: Author, Patriot and Historian

The creative works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle have long been requisites in many literary collections. Best known for creating the super sleuth Sherlock Holmes, the famed Scottish writer lived a story worthy of his own creative hand. Doug Wrigglesworth, the Chair Emeritus of the Friends of the Arthur Conan Doyle Collection, will be discussing the life and times of the author, from the political to the social impacts of his writing. Following the lecture there will be a tour of the “Adventures with Sherlock Holmes” exhibition. Whether a fan of the keenly observant detective or his mellifluous creator, this is an opportunity for the ages.

When: February 12; from 1:00 pm-3:30 pm
Where: Toronto Reference Library: Elizabeth Beeton Auditorium; 789 Yonge Street

Colourful Collaborations: Double Your Pleasure Poetry Contest

Grab a partner, because the Ontario Poetry Society has begun accepting entries for their Double Your Pleasure Poetry Contest. The rules are that you and a fellow poet must write a minimum of two poems collaboratively, with no limit to the amount of submissions. However, each poem has a maximum of 36 lines and must be co-authored by only 2 poets, alternating either by line or by stanza. All themes and genres are welcome, so be relentless.

Submission deadline: February 27, 2013

Entry fee: $10 for two poems (each additional poem at $5 each)
More info (including prizes) can be found here