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Travel writer/photographer Murphy Shewchuk will speak at the IAG meeting Thursday November 09. Here’s the agenda, thanks to President Shirley Dodding. Hope to see you there.
I.A.G. GENERAL MEETING FOR NOVEMBER 09TH 2017
MEETING START TIME: 6:30
CALL TO ORDER @ _____
MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING: OCTOBER 12TH 2017
BUSINESS ARISING FROM SAID MEETING:
NEW BUSINESS: KAMLOOPS REGIONAL FARMER’S MARKET FOR NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER: ELMA
COUNT NEEDED FOR DEC. 07TH SOCIAL @ STORMS: SHIRLEY & ELMA
DISCUSSION OF RECYCLED GIFTS FOR CHRISTMAS SOCIAL.
REMEMBRANCE DAY DITTY: READ BY DENNIS (OR SHIRLEY) IF DENNIS ABSENT
——- BREAK 7:15 – 7:30 —— BREAK
OUR GUEST SPEAKER TONIGHT IS MURPHY SHEWCHUK. THE TOPIC IS ILLUSTRATING
YOUR NON-FICTION TO HELP IT SELL. MURPHY WROTE A WEEKLY OUTDOOR SCENE
COLUMN FOR THE KAMLOOPS SENTINEL. HE MOVED TO FEATURES IN B.C. OUTDOORS
MAGAZINE. MORE THAN 400 OF HIS MAGAZINE ARTICLES AND 2000 OF HIS PHOTOGRAPHS
HAVE APPEARED IN NUMEROUS PUBLICATIONS. HE HAS ALSO WRITTEN AND ILLUSTRATED
13 BOOKS. IN ADDITION TO HIS LIFE-LONG INTEREST IN WRITING, PHOTOGRAPHY AND
EXPLORING THE MOUNTAINS OF WESTERN CANADA MURPHY HAS BEEN A WORKSHOP
SPEAKER AT WRITER’S CONFERENCES ACROSS CANADA AND IN THE U.S.A. HE HAS RECEIVED
MANY AWARDS INCLUDING THE WINNER OF THE BRITISH COLUMBIA HERITAGE AWARD.
HE LIVES IN MERRITT WITH HIS WIFE KATHARINE AND SERVES ON THE NICOLA VALLEY
MUSEUM ARCHIVES ASSOCIATION AND IS AN ACTIVE MEMBER OF TRAILS B.C.
THERE WILL BE A TABLE SET UP FOR BOOK PURCHASES. IF INTERESTED PLEASE BRING CASH.
Good news! Travel writer/photographer Murphy Shewchuk has agreed to speak at the Interior Authors Group meeting November 9 at 6:30 PM at Chartwell Ridgepointe. His topic: Illustrating your non-fiction to help it sell. The advantages of being a writer AND photographer
Here’s some information about him and his work. Hope to see you there! [Those books of his look like they would make good Christmas gifts.]
Murphy Shewchuk has been writing and illustrating articles and books since the mid-1960s. He first started with technical articles for Canadian Electron magazine. In 1971, his work took him to Kamloops, BC, where he began a weekly Outdoor Scene column for the Kamloops Sentinel. From the column, he moved to features in BC Outdoors magazine and many other magazines.
More than 400 of his magazine articles and 2000 of his photographs have appeared in such publications as Adventure Travel, BC Outdoors, Camping Canada, Canadian Geographic, Field & Stream, MotorHome, Photo Life, Skyword, Western Living, and Westworld.
He has also written and illustrated 13 other books including: Exploring Kamloops Country; Fur, Gold & Opals; Exploring the Nicola Valley; Cariboo; The Craigmont Story; Backroads Explorer Vol 1: Thompson-Cariboo; Backroads Explorer Vol 2: Similkameen & South Okanagan; Okanagan Country: An Outdoor Recreation Guide; Coquihalla Country: A Guide to BC’s North Cascade Mountains and Nicola Valley; Okanagan Trips & Trails: Coquihalla Trips & Trails and Cariboo Trips & Trails.
In addition to his life-long interest in writing, photography and exploring the mountains of western Canada, Murphy has been a workshop speaker at writer’s conferences across Canada and in the U.S.A. His writing and photography has received awards from the Outdoor Writers of Canada and the Macmillan Bloedel newspaper journalism competitions. In 1989, he was given the Allan Sangster Award for Outstanding Service to the Canadian Authors Association. In 2008, Murphy Shewchuk was selected as the winner of the British Columbia Heritage Award.
Shewchuk now lives in Merritt, BC with his wife Katharine. He currently serves on the board of the Nicola Valley Museum Archives Association and is also an active member of Trails BC, the organization involved with the Trans Canada Trail in British Columbia.
All IAG General Meetings are held at
Chartwell Ridgepointe (Pineview)
1789 Primrose Court
Kamloops, BC V1S 0B7
Meetings are the 2nd Thursday of the month @ 6:30 pm (except for July and August).
DRIVING DIRECTIONS: GO WEST (UPHILL) ON HUGH ALLEN. TURN LEFT ON COPPERHEAD, LEFT ON AVENS WAY, & LEFT ON PRIMROSE.