Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Tom Hanks' Typewriter App: Hanx Writer

Here's a fun app for your iPad. There are others like this, but since this has Tom Hanks name attached, it's getting a lot of press. How fun!

Hanx Writer is available in the iTunes App Store. 

Hanx Writer will turn your iPad into an old-fashioned typewriter, offering a fake analog typing experience. The bangs of key presses, hard returns, and chimes that sound when you reach the end of a new line, sit alongside modern conveniences like the ability to correct without white tape or whiteout, and options to print, email or share your documents when complete.

This app is lots of fun!

Memorial Gathering for LOU ALLIN

From Kay Stewart:

Memorial Gathering 

Sunday, September 14, 2014 
2-4:30 p.m. 
Victoria, BC 

With Lou Allin’s death on July 10, many of us lost a friend. 

CWC also lost a long-time member, award-winning author, and energetic supporter of Canadian crime writing. During her tenure as BC/Yukon VP and membership chair, Lou organized many CWC events and encouraged scores of new and established writers to join. She also gave generously of her time to mentor aspiring authors and to review books for anyone who asked (and some who didn’t). A dedicated conference participant, she never missed a Bloody Words and co-chaired Bloody Words 2011 in Victoria. She will be greatly missed in our community. 

The memorial gathering on September 14 will provide an opportunity to honor Lou as friend and colleague. 

You are invited to email your thoughts, anecdotes, photos, and/or favorite passages from Lou’s books (please include the title!) to by September 7. These messages will be available for reading during the gathering and will then be collected for presentation to Lou’s partner. 

If you plan to attend, please email Kay Stewart at the above address for further details.