Our (Shuswap) Lake of Talents!
Our pool of talents from across the Shuswap includes writers, authors and poets - published and unpublished, famous and infamous, esteemed and not so esteemed.
EXECUTIVE 2018- 2019
President - Carol Mikkelsen -We are taking turns co-chairing
Vice-President - Judith Benson
Secretary -Sheilah Land
Treasurer/ Website/ membership - Carol Mikkelsen
Past President - Dorothy Rolin
MEMBERSHIP -We are in the process of writing up our bio's and having our mugshots done and these are being posted as our procrastinating members ever so slowly get them into our webmaster. If you really want to see what has been posted thus far, scroll way down and see our bevy of beauties.
Ahn Van Mentz
Carol's Salmon Arm roots go back two generations. Special times in her life are her family, her garden, dragon boating, hiking, golfing and snowshoeing! All these things have inspired her to write fiction, creative non-fiction stories and poetry.
Carol is working on her bucket list of places to go. Her families everyday life and her adventures in the great outdoors have developed into many stories. Carol has several stories published in the Shuswap Writers' Kaleidoscope IV and V anthology.
Carol is the maker and keeper of the group's website. So if there are any horrible bloopers like, horror of horror's spelling mistakes it will be she who is now named at fault.
He has published Volume one of a short story The Old Man, which is available at selected book stores in Salmon Arm. His new book of short stories and poems was published in January 2015 - More Truth Than Fiction.
Richard did some writing when he was in Orkney, Scotland and The Orkney News published some of his works. To see the poem go to ... The Orkney News click on culture and scroll down to poets corner then go to back issue and see Freight Train and the story behind it. Richard has a play published see www.orkneynews.scot
He had two poems selected by the Poetry Institute of Canada in Victoria which will be printed the winter of 2019 in an anthology. The poems selected were Fourteen and Two Dads.
Susan divides her time between visiting family in Alberta, BC's interior and the lower mainland. When not travelling to visit relatives, she enjoys spending time with friends in the Shuswap. She also enjoys taking part in theatre and writing groups in Blind Bay and Salmon Arm. Her writing focuses on short stories and script writing. Participation in the 2016 Theatre on the Edge at the Shuswap Theatre in Salmon Arm, included both script writing and acting.
Ed's school years had him interested in mysteries of science and their solutions, which became the basis for many of his stories. He's written fictionalized truths about "Lucky Ray's Auto Maniacs", a stunt car story that took place in 1954. As a "ramp boy", Ed had the opportunity to witness the physics of impending crashes, how the cars appearances let him know some of the split-second actions that took place. He has also written poetry which has been recorded for broadcast on Voice of the Shuswap.
June has been a member of the Senior's Theatre Group in Blind Bay and in Salmon Arm for several years.
June retired and moved from Calgary to the Shuswap. She has two sons and four grandchildren,