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Saturday June 13 Oshawa Valley Botanical Gardens
Thank you to Mayor Gray, Regional Councillor John Neal, and Tito-Dante Marimpietri,
for opening our Literary Festival!

Getting set up & guest arrival
 Stella Ducker, Festival Producer
Welcomed all attendees and introduced Rich Ficek,
from the Oshawa Public Library
Rick Ficek MC for the Poetry Contest Winners
and  presented the  Award & Certificates
From behind the tent area - assisting with handing the
certificates & awards
One of the readers of their poetry


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Stella Ducker conducted a brief interiew with
Ebook Author, Marcie Snyder, on the subject of
The Compete Guide to Organic Vegetable Gardening
Michael Khashmanian gave a play demo using a
scene for one of his plays.

Actors in the Play Demo getting ready
Play Demo - actors singing
The Canada Cuba Literary Alliance
Led by Richard Grove, Founder & President
Stella & Graham Ducker are Ambassador or the
Canada Cuba Literary Alliance
Merle Amodeo -  members reading
Shane Joseph reading
Kim Grove reading
Penn Kemp, Playwright & Poet
Headliner of the afternoon delighted everyone

Penn Kemp, her husband Gavin and Videographer Chester Stocki  & Ann Peacock


Sunday June 14th - Parkwood Estate
It was a perfect day, sunshine, a lovely soft breeze for a literary festival.

Featured Poet, Tony Valuch

Lynn Philip Hodgson
Featured Speaker - gave an overview of his new book!

Heather Whaley and Kim Michele (right)

were the headliner for the afternoon

Canadian Federation of Poets
with National Chair, George Arnold

James Quinn - poet & guitarist / singer

Joan Sutcliffe

Saskia Maddock

Cheryl Antao-Xavier

Canadian Author Association - Flavia Cosma

Karen Colville, Author

Kim Grove - Poet & Writer

R. D. Roy, Poet  - reading from his new book
Life & Death in Cheap Motels

R. D. Roy rearranged the chairs!  a more  intimate setting

Photos Courtesy of Trisha Smith
Maria Pia Marchelletta

Photos Courtesy of Trisha Smith
Trisha Smith being introduced by MC James Dewar

Photos Courtesy of Trisha Smith
Trisha Smith, Author "Holiday In Hell" Speaker

Photos Courtesy of Trisha Smith
Flavia Cosma, Poet


Photos Courtesy of Trisha Smith
Maria Pia Marchelletta & Trisha Smith
(Poet Richard Grove background)

Photos Courtesy of Trisha Smith
Stella Ducker, Festival Producer, with Yasmin Siddiqui
inquiring about Storytelling next year

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Thank you!

2 Photo taken during the afternoon.
This is a most comfortable place for a our literary festival!!



June 1st  2009
Midday Show - Rogers TV 

With Show Host Kasia
Singer / Storyteller / Author will be performing Sat.

Co-Emcee Stellar Literary Festival

May 26 2009
Stella & Graham Ducker & Susan Reynolds & James Dewar
CHEX TV Channel 12 Oshawa / Durham Region


We sure did have a great time!  Thanks Garth!! 

Informing Garth that Literary is not for Books ONLY..
it includes playwright, songwriters, illustrators, screen writers etc..

Garth asked Stella:  Are there any comedian at the Festival?
Stella's reply:  No..but you can be the  first one if you want.  :-)
He gave a 'thumbs up'.. guess he's gonna try it.  LOL

No.. we are not playing rock paper sissor
Question was.. is it the 2nd or 3rd year?

Having fun!

 Phone Interview Guest

Phone Interview Guest

Phone Interview Guest

Phone Interview Guest

Garth with Susan Reynolds, President of
Writers Circle of Durham Region
& James Dewar, Vice - President of
 Writers Circle of Durham Region

Co-Emcee - Stellar Literary Festival
Thank You! Sue & James!




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