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November 1 & 2   2008
Kempenfelt Conference Centre- Writing Retreat Weekend
Innisfil, ON
A two day intensive writing workshop entitled Characters Reloaded,
presented by Writescape whose leaders are Ruth Walker, Dorothea Helms, and Gwynn Scheltema.
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October 26 2008
Brantford Ontario

                Between 1971 and 1975, the Colonel M.A. Colquhoun Chapter of the I.O.D.E. adopted the Morson Public School. During those years the ladies sent boxes with various gifts ranging from mitts, hats, toques and candy to Christmas presents to be shared.
               While at Ministry Course in Toronto, I was able to meet with them and share stories about the school.
               Recently tentative inquiries were made as to the status of the Brampton I.O.D.E. Chapter. It was a thrill to learn, that
although the Colonel M.A. Colquhoun Chapter has been closed, a revitalized group is still in operation.
               On Sunday Oct.28, in Brampton, we met with the group of nine ladies who put on a delectable lunch. History of and stories from the Morson School were shared.   Graham brought the ladies up to date about the Morson school and recounted some of the tales and stories recorded in
his book, Don't Wake The Teacher! A most delightful time was had by all. 

September 2008
Getting signs up for the Stellar Literary Festival
See Festival Photos

August 15th 2008

             Graham Ducker read one of his two submissions from his book Don’t Wake The Teacher! and was presented the Mariposa Writers' Group Certificate of Appreciation for his Outstanding Contribution as a Summer Reader.
              His other reading for the Mariposa Writers' Group  Short Story Competition, was presented as  First Place winner for his short story, Life in a Leaf.  He was presented a certificate & monetary prize at the Leacock Museum during the Lake Country Literary Lapses.
                                             Congratulations Graham !

Reading and relating his Short Story
from his Don't Wake The Teacher!
"The Great Kindergarten Autopsy"

At the Evening Gala Reading his
First Place Short Story 'Life in a Leaf''

June 19 2008
Canadian Author's Association - Toronto Branch
Graham read his winning Short Story "Spider Island"
Photos courtesy of Mirko Lakoseljac


June 18 2008
Graham Ducker won third prize in the Travel Essay Contest
which was a joint venture between the
Oshawa Senior Citizen Centre and the Oshawa Public Libraries.

Graham reading his 3rd place Short Story
Spider Island

The certificate

May 2008  Holguin, Cuba
WEFLA Conference - Keynote Speaker
External Environment For Language Development
with excerpts from Don't Wake The Teacher!  book

All photos courtesy of Robert G. Savoie, Photographer

Booklet published with some of the teaching routines
developed and used by J. Graham Ducker from
his book Don't Wake The Teacher!
Book signing  - we should have brought more   :-)
But they are heavy to bring  LOL

WEFLA International Advisory Board Member
Dr. Vilma Páez, University of Holguín, Cuba
Presenting Graham with certificate

March 19  2008
Durham Folklore Society Tells Stories
World Story Telling Day - Whitby

Graham Ducker  & Lucy

Storytellers Dianne Chandler, Marian Dell,  Doris Cherkas, Enid DeCoe, Graham Ducker,  Marg Kropf,  Yasmin Siddiqui, Heather Whaley, George Blake,  Shaundell Parris,


February 2008
2nd Annual Trip to Cuba  with Canada Cuba Literary Alliance
More photos & Info at the Stellar Showcase Journal


UNEAC Reading
Unión Nacional de Escritores y Artistas de Cuba

Manuel de Jesús Velázquez León
CCLA Vice-Pres. (translator)

Villena Library Havana

Wency Rosales, CCLA member - our translator

Cuba International Book Fair 2008
Graham read &  then was translated by
Manuel de Jesús Velázquez León
CCLA Vice-Pres..

Reading at the Hotel

Cuba is full of these beautiful old cars!
I especially liked this one.

Valentines Day!
A guided toured of  Old Havana


December 9th 2007

 Melgum Road's   'Santa's Back In Town' Concert & Craft Sale
Whitby Courthouse Theatre

Display on Table
The Stage is Ready
Melgum Road's Band takes a break
while Graham tells his story & Xmas poetm

November 12 2007
Daytime Show - Rogers TV
Tellabration Event


                         November 17 2007
                     Whitby Central Library

Graham Ducker and Enid M. DeCoe of the
Durham Folklore Society practice for their
upcoming show, Tellabration!, a free family
concert of stories and music from around the
world. The show will be on


Chapleau Public Library  August 20 2007
Chapleau Ontario

"Meet The Author / Poet"


Chapleau Public Library - Presentation by Pat Purich-Russell
Chapleau Public Library,Left to Right,
Maureen Travis- Librarian, J.Graham Ducker,Author, Pat Purich-Russell-Treasurer,Friends of the Library.
Gift Of Framed "Original Peace Park Picture"
In Appreciation By Chapleau Public Library.
"Photos by Pat"



July 17 2007
First Take Live - Garth Riley
CHEX TV -Channel 12 Durham
Stellar Literary Festival

July 8th 2007
Whitby Central Library
 Poets from The Writers' Circle of Durham Region
Sitting - Barbara Hunt, Heather Whaley
 L to R  standing - Linda Calder, Graham Ducker, Ruth-Anne Mullens, Suzanne Elston
with the children attending the Poetry Splash

June 2007 - Toronto
Photos by Stellar Ducker  ©

Canadian Authors Association Reading

May 2007
ALL photos by Stella Ducker ©

Toronto Small Press Fair
Trinity St. Paul's Centre, 427 Bloor St W

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J. Graham Publishing
Graham Ducker, Founder
One of our well established and esteemed poets who read at the fair...
Allan Briesmaster signing his newly published poetry "Interstellar" book for Stella

March 2007

Heather Whaley and Graham Ducker performed
at Northview Branch Oshawa Public Libraries
 in celebration of
World Storytelling Day!

Photos courtesy of Peter Whaley
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February 24 2007   Book Launch
'Observations of Heart and Mind' Poetry Book

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The Poetry Book!
Observation of Mind and Heart, J. Graham Ducker, Poet

Program (front)

Program (inside)
Observation of Heart and Mind - book launch speakers
Graham & his painting used for book cover
Stella Introducing our MC for the event
MC Al Nichols, TV Host, Actor etc.

Ruth Walker, A founding editor Lichen Journal
Richard Grove, Publisher (of Graham's book)
& Canada Cuba Literary Alliance, Founder & Pres.

Mary Wilton Toastmaster Mentor
(Graham's Mentor)

Robert Savoie Guitarist
Played a musical interlude for his Grandfather

Graham read selection from his book
Some of the guests
More guest - humm & food & prizes!
is that Grace picking up a Stellar Showcase

The cake!


One happy poet!

Stella & Graham &Grandson Robert
Chester Stocki did the video taping
Thank you, Chester!



Daytime Show on Rogers TV Feb 21/07

TV & Press
Oshawa Express Feb 21/07
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Oshawa Express - Local poet Releases Book
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Jan 29  - Feb 12 2007

As Members of the C.C.L.A., Graham and Stella were delegates to Cuba.
Canada Cuba Literary Alliance

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Graham pointing to the
Book Fair Poster

CCLA one of 2 groups of our poets read
that at the Cuban International
Book Fair while it was being televised on
National Cuban TV

Graham Reading from his book
We also read at the Havana Library
(another day) and here is Graham
reading from his new poetry book
After the reading (left pic)
We presented our books to be added to
their library

Graham & Stella Publish the
Stellar Showcase Journal
(for poets & writers) - which
interested many Cuban poets

Havana University - English Dept.Students
C.C.L.A. members read to the
students in English and the translator
Wency, read it Spanish.
Workshop at the Havana Library
Cuban poets and (standing) is Manuel
CCLA Vice Pres and translator

(Standing R) Richard Grove, Pres. of C.C.L.A  headed up the workshop
(L standing)-Wency - our CCLA member & translator
Tropicoco Hotel
CCLA group reading poetry
and preparing to Read to the hotel
guests in the evening.
Graham reading from his book
at the Tropicoco Hotel

We were supposed to read for the
Canadian Ambassador, but Fidel returned to
Havana that day and things were hectic :-)
However, she spent 45 mins with us
and accepted our books to add to their
newly built library.


Cuban Paper - with the Book Fair Info & Schedule
Cuba newspaper, covering the Fair (the insert) shows C.C.L.A schedule reading

Graham is a volunteer at the Northview Community Centre
Works once a month with  the Daytime Senior Group to create one poem.
At then end of the year 2006 - he presented the group with one of their poems framed.
In 2007 the hope is to have enough to create a chapbook.
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