2016

Authors for Altruism 2016

Meet and mingle with local authors, support 630 CHED Santas Anonymous and get a head start on your Christmas shopping!

Announcing the fourth annual Authors for Altruism Charity Book Sale! A percentage of book sales and choir request, along with book and toy donations, will be donated directly to 630 CHED Santas Anonymous.

Enter to win a $75 Gift Card from Normand’s Bistro.

When and Where

Saturday, November 5th, 2016 Noon – 3:00 p.m.

Returning to Audreys Books 

10702 Jasper Ave, Edmonton

Thanks to Steve and Sharon

Featured Authors 

Rick Lauber

Caregiver’s Guide for Canadians and The Successful Caregiver’s Guide

Published Contributor in Chicken Soup for the Soul: It’s Christmas! and Chicken Soup for the Soul: My Very Good, Very Bad Cat

Alison Neuman

Ice Rose, Searching for Normal: A Memoir, Don’t Eat Family and Help from Friends 

Published Contributor in Holiday Tales Anthology

Roberta Laurie

Weaving a Malawi Sunrise: A Woman, A School, A People 

Mandy Eve -Barnett

Clickety-Click

Beth Rowe

Mischief Mischief

J.E. McKnight

Powerless

Linda J. Pedley

A Journey of Desires

Karen Probert

Colouring Our Lives

Alison Clarke

The Sisterhood

Joan Marie Galat

Dot to Dot in the Sky – Stories of the Aurora

 Guy Chambers

The Theatre: The Un-Looked at Side of Life

Brenda Currey-Lewis

A Twisted Fate

Schedule

Greetings

Noon-12:10pm

Readings

Rick Lauber

Alison Clarke

Roberta Laurie

Entertainment

Choir Performance from singers of the Kokopelli Choir Association and the Greenwood Singers – 1-2:15pm

Door Prize Draw

2:20pm

We would love to meet you at our charity book sale! In the meantime, you can meet us and learn more about our event at:

https://twitter.com/AuthorsAltruism https://www.facebook.com/events/1557825027846111/

Charity Book Sale & Silent Auction 2015

Thanks to Audreys Books, our authors, illustrator, BD, and all the shoppers who came out to support our community, we are excited to share our total raised was over $450 for 630 CHED Santas Anonymous.

Authors for Altruism Charity Book Sale & Silent Auction is a unique event featuring local authors spotlighting and selling their work in support of various charities. Now in it’s third year, Authors for Altruism has been strongly supported by numerous local authors (including notables Todd Babiak – author of three best-selling novels and Cassie Stocks – winner of the 2013 Stephen Leacock Memorial Award for Humour for her debut novel, Dance Gladys Dance). A percentage of each participating author’s book sales (along with all proceeds from an accompanying silent auction) was directly donated to charities. Edmonton authors and co-planners, Alison Neuman and Rick Lauber, are proud to share that they successfully raised almost $1000.00 for good causes (including The Rainbow Society of Alberta, The Alzheimer’s Association of Alberta and Northwest Territories, as well as the Alberta Caregivers Association) in the first couple of years and public response has also been very favourable.

This year’s Authors for Altruism Charity Book Sale & Silent Auction will be held on Saturday, August 15, 2015 (noon – 3:00 p.m.) at Audreys Books (in Edmonton). This year’s chosen charity is 630 CHED Santas Anonymous who help to provide a Christmas for many children who otherwise may not have one.

Our Featured Authors and Illustrator

Marty Chan

Rick Lauber

Alison Neuman

Alison Clarke

Kenna McKinnon

Christine Falk

Brenda Currey Lewis

Peter Midgley

Katherine Restoueix (Illustrator)

Be “A Celebrity for A Day” Door Prize

CORUS Entertainment Edmonton Properties Station Tour – Behind the scenes look, along with exclusive access to interact with their personalities and staff.

MC Salon and Spa Certificate—$150.00 for services

Buzz Photography by Kaylee Bee Photo Shoot—Indoor or outdoor (USB or CD included) – $50

Silent Auction Items

Literary Agent—Carly Watters for P.S. Literary Agency—5 Page Novel Review

Director at the University of Alberta PressLinda Cameron—Lunch Meeting

Partner at Brush Education PublishingGlenn Rollans– Telephone/coffee conversation

Vertically Inclined Rock Gym—Climbing Adventure for two including all gear and 25 minute orientation

Publisher and Editor at  Stonehouse PublishingNetta Johnson and Julie Yerex– Lunch at Under the High Wheel in Old Strathcona

The Citadel Theatre – Two complimentary tickets (based on availability) for Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Show running dates – January 24 – February 4, 2016)

Schedule

12:20pm—Alison Clarke (Reading)

12:30pm-Peter Midgley (Reading)

12:40pm—Marty Chan (Reading)

1:30pm—Silent Auction Winners Announced

2:00pm—Door Prize Draw

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Authors for Altruism 2014

Meet and mingle with local authors, support two worthwhile charities and get a head start on your Christmas shopping!

Announcing the second annual Authors for Altruism Charity Book Sale & Silent Auction! A percentage of book sales along with all proceeds from our accompanying Silent Auction, will be donated directly to The Rainbow Society of Alberta along with The Alberta Caregivers Association. Despite a few speed bumps encountered last year, we were very pleased to raise approximately $700.00 – a pretty good day’s work!

When and Where

Saturday, November 08th, 2014
noon – 4:00 p.m.

Expressionz Café
9938 – 70th Ave.
Edmonton, Alberta

2 Responses to 2016

  1. Rick and Allison, thank you so much for hosting this event. I hope it’s an annual soiree and I’d love to be on the author list for next year! Perhaps in the fall at another venue, but no matter you both are sure to make a success of it. Thank you again. Kenna

  2. Rick Lauber says:

    Hi Kenna,

    Thanks very much for your support of our Authors for Altruism Charity Book Sale & Silent Auction. Alison and I are still discussing the possibility of a “second annual” event (and, yes, there would be some changes made …).

    Rick

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