literary

Cloverdale Library will host a free teen writing workshop on Wednesday, Dec. 19. (Gift Habeshaw / Unsplash)

Teenage creative writers sought for Okanagan awards

$200 prizes up for grabs in young writers’ contest

 

The John Rudy Health Resource Centre helps people navigate the health care system and understand their health information at no cost. (Submitted photo)

Vernon centre promotes health literacy

October is Health Literacy Awareness Month

 

Volunteer Lynn Hadfield helps a grateful learner with some technology basics at the North Okanagan Literacy Society, something more volunteers are needed for. (Society photo)

Tech support needed from Vernon volunteers

Literacy Society of North Okanagan needs help to help those struggling with technology

 

Among the teams taking part in the return of the Literacy Society of the North Okanagan’s Adult Spelling Bee Team Challenge were the Laurie Postill Cross Pollinators (front), Okanagan Regional Library (yellow shirts, rear) and Vernon School District (rainbow hair) Wednesday, Oct. 12, at the Prestige Vernon Lodge. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Teams spell support for North Okanagan literacy

Society’s annual Spelling Bee sees 14 teams compete

Among the teams taking part in the return of the Literacy Society of the North Okanagan’s Adult Spelling Bee Team Challenge were the Laurie Postill Cross Pollinators (front), Okanagan Regional Library (yellow shirts, rear) and Vernon School District (rainbow hair) Wednesday, Oct. 12, at the Prestige Vernon Lodge. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
Kal Tire team Auto Correctz study for the Adult Spelling Bee, which takes place Oct. 12 at the Prestige Vernon Lodge in support of the Literacy Society of North Okanagan. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Event spells out North Okanagan literacy support

Spelling Bee a fun-raising, team-building event Oct. 12

Kal Tire team Auto Correctz study for the Adult Spelling Bee, which takes place Oct. 12 at the Prestige Vernon Lodge in support of the Literacy Society of North Okanagan. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
After the pandemic hurt many local organizations, a volunteer fair is coming to the Vernon library for those interested in helping groups such as Nexus BC, the Literacy Society and more. (Contributed)

The year to volunteer in Vernon

Pandemic left many local organizations in a crisis

After the pandemic hurt many local organizations, a volunteer fair is coming to the Vernon library for those interested in helping groups such as Nexus BC, the Literacy Society and more. (Contributed)
The Literacy Soiety of North Okanagan is raising readers thanks to support from The Morning Star. (Contributed)

Literacy buzz back on raising North Okanagan readers

Newspaper teams up with society to spell support for kids

The Literacy Soiety of North Okanagan is raising readers thanks to support from The Morning Star. (Contributed)
Michelle Erickson (facilitator) with colleague Linda Torvik get ready for the free ipad/iphone workshop on Saturday, Nov. 2 at the Vernon Library. (Literacy Society of the North Okanagan photo)

Funding boost helps Vernon adults build skills

North Okanagan Literacy Society program assists with math, reading, English, digital literacy

Michelle Erickson (facilitator) with colleague Linda Torvik get ready for the free ipad/iphone workshop on Saturday, Nov. 2 at the Vernon Library. (Literacy Society of the North Okanagan photo)
Robyn Thurston is organizing a Story Walk Jan. 22-30 at the Vernon Library. (Literacy Society of North Okanagan photo)

Story unfolds in downtown Vernon for Family Literacy Week

Start your adventure at the library and explore the pages in store-front windows

Robyn Thurston is organizing a Story Walk Jan. 22-30 at the Vernon Library. (Literacy Society of North Okanagan photo)
Elizabeth Eckert (left) and Betty Beck offer digital literacy support this fall and winter at no-cost at the Literacy Society of North Okanagan's new office 4705A 29th St. (Society photo)

Free workshops connect North Okanagan residents to digital skills

Literacy Society of North Okanagan and Tamarack Tech offer classes on iPads/iPhones, Samsung and Zoom

Elizabeth Eckert (left) and Betty Beck offer digital literacy support this fall and winter at no-cost at the Literacy Society of North Okanagan's new office 4705A 29th St. (Society photo)
In 2017, tutor Chris Martiennson and student Kash Scott were working together. (Photo contributed)

Vernon students cope with learning disabilities

October is Learning Disabilities month, and local youth and tutors are celebrating their success

In 2017, tutor Chris Martiennson and student Kash Scott were working together. (Photo contributed)
Bryan Halvorson of the Tolko Log Haulers' Group presents a $10,000 cheque to the Literacy Society of the North Okanagan, accepted by executive director Wendy Aasen. (Contributed)

$10K Tolko donation kicks off Vernon’s Raise a Reader campaign

Literacy Society of the North Okanagan raising funds, which are partially matched

Bryan Halvorson of the Tolko Log Haulers' Group presents a $10,000 cheque to the Literacy Society of the North Okanagan, accepted by executive director Wendy Aasen. (Contributed)
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COLUMN: Pilkey Palooza comes to the Summerland Library

Author’s works featured in this year’s Spring Break Reading Challenge

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At Home with Writers Esi Edugyan and Steven Price

At Home with Writers Esi Edugyan and Steven Price

Award winning Canadian authors enjoy Vancouver Island lifestyle

  • Sep 6, 2018
At Home with Writers Esi Edugyan and Steven Price