Anyone Interested In Putting Together A CHY Book?

I’ve over 25 people writing or in the process of writing stories for a Come Home Year book in St.Shotts, so I thought I would throw the gauntlet out to folks in Pasadena. If you are a resident of Pasadena, or are from Pasadena, or have visited Pasadena, you are being invited to write a story or poem to be included in a book.

Like the book that is nearly finished in St.Shotts, I will have the final say on which stories are included in the book. A nice figure to work with is 25, so if we can get 25 or more people writing a story, one page, up to six pages, that would be over 100 pages.

  • Calibri font; size 12
  • nonfiction(stories / poems)
  • any profit will go to the Community of Pasadena
  • Deadline March 31, 2012
  • Email final copy to pfinlay55@gmail.com

To maintain the integrity of the book, I will have the final say in the selections. Some editing may be necessary, and I will take responsibility for this as well.

Let’s get stories about our lives in our community down on paper!

Some topics that would be of high interest to people:

*riding on the train; arrival of the train; arrival of the families back in 1936

*attending school in Pasadena and Deer Lake

*sports events and big wins/trips away etc

*leaders in the community-mayors, members of the council, and decisions made which affected our community

*priests /ministers who spent a lot of time in Pasadena-comical incidents, garden parties, dances, wakes etc.

*trips to beach, South Brook Park, other favorite places in the community

*childhood friends and pranks

*heroes- midwives, sports, brilliant students, brave individuals

*interactions between people and animals

*memorable occasions- railway being taken up, new highway decision etc

*your choice (send in any topics you’d like to read about)

Goal: To have this book ready in time for the Come Home Celebration in July 2012.

Thanking you in advance for your reading of my blog and this post in particular!

Note: Only 5 or 6 people in the other Come Home Year book(St.Shotts) had been published authors prior to the Heritage Book we have nearly completed!

You can do it!  I know you can. Get your ideas down on paper. Read it to some good friends/family and then make it flow. You’ll never know until you try! Look forward to reading your stories about growing up in Pasadena(Midland, South Brook…) and/or visiting the place.

Possible Writers So Far:

Helen Smith  “Getting Our First TV”

Wanda Wight

Kathleen Whiffin-Byrne(will dictate over the phone, Aunt Lean)

Madeline Murphy-Whiffin(Wanda will dictate…LOL)

Mike Madigan

Pauline Finlay-Molloy

Let me know who else is writing…I know the book will be a wonderful souvenir for our visitors and a special keepsake for residents!

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About Newfoundland Traveller

I'm a Newfoundlander with a love of reading, writing and travelling. I've travelled around our province and lived in four provinces of Canada. I love a good book and a good blog. My family means the world to me, and some day I hope to travel to many countries of the world with my husband and sons' families.
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