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Monday, Feb. 15, 5:30 pm Pacific: Women's YakFest! online via Zoom

Special guest panelists, door prizes, laughter yoga and MORE!

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Monday, Feb. 15, 5:30 pm Pacific: Women's YakFest! online via Zoom

Time & Location

Feb 15, 2021, 5:20 p.m. PST

Live online via Zoom!

About the event

Special guest panelists, Laughter Yoga, door prizes! and a moment to celebrate the week's achievements, even if that's just getting a decent night's sleep! We cheer for everyone who identifies as an amazing, strong, inspired woman! Join host Jacqueline Carmichael at YakFest on Monday, February 15 at 5:30 pm Pacific online via Zoom. Sign up on Eventbrite and a Zoom link will be emailed to you right away with your confirmation, and you'll be on the mailing list and will get a reminder the day of!  

This week our guests include Vancouver Island mystery writer Ardelle Holden! Her mystery books include Person of Interest and Murder by Bits & Bytes! Our doorprizes for tonight will include two of her latest books!

Andree Bizier, bookseller supreme at Windowseat Books in Nanaimo, will be bringing a 2-Minute Book Review! Get out your egg-timer and get ready for a book recommendation!

Catherine Johnson is the author of a rare book, now out of print, Welcoming Wildlife to the Garden: Creating Backyard & Balcony Habitats for Wildlife. She'll share some gardening tips ANYBODY can benefit from! ALSO, one of our doorprizes will be a signed copy of her book!

Our Poet Laureate du Jour series continues with Julie Ann Thomason, of England! As the February 15 Poet Laureate, she brings an uplifting work. Brava, and Welcome, Julie Ann !

Stephanie Chance comes to us from Gladewater, Texas. She is an Italy tour guide, a best-selling author AND an entrepreneur with her own store, Decorate Ornate!! We'll take a photo journey with her to bella Italia! 

Sonnet L'Abbé is a Canadian poet, editor, professor and critic. And songwriter! She holds a PhD in English literature from UBC, and she writes about national identity, race, gender and language. She is the author of Sonnet's Shakespeare and other works!

Be prepared to chuckle during Laughter Yoga with Ellen Everard! Ellen is a retired hospital administrator who lives on the Barkley Sound and in Port Alberni, BC., and she teaches the benefits of laughter and gives us some of the week's best chuckles to improve circulation and radiate healthful positivity. And yes, if you're self-conscious about belly-laughs on cam, you can turn your video off! :)

Lenore Hietkamp is a prize-winning editor and the leader for the Professional Editors Association of Vancouver Island. She is a member of Editors Canada, and she is a skilled portraitist whose sensitive, skilled portraits (including pet portraits) bring lives to canvas!

We take a few moments to celebrate with our Cheering Section! One of our Facebook Amazing Strong Inspired Group editors, Janice Meeks brings a quick hoot out for the accomplishments, large and small, that show a bit or a lot of progress!

Host Jacqueline Carmichael is the author of Heard Amid the Guns: True Stories from the Western Front 1914-1918 (Heritage House November 2020), Tweets from the Trenches, and My Read-Aloud Tales of Social Distancing.


We will also announce the next Quarterly Grand Prize, a custom wool sofa pillow from Francesca Gesualdi at SleepRightTonight.

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND LINKS TO SPECIAL GUEST PANELIST WEBSITES, please follow us on Facebook (Amazing Strong Inspired) or join our Facebook group (Amazing Strong Inspired.)

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