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2023 Stittsville Arts in the Park - Begovic & McCorrister

Updated: May 28

Broken Keys Publishing & Press is proud to announce, local writers, poets, and children's book authors, Jana Begovic and Sharleen McCorrister will be in attendance of the 2023 Stittsville Arts in the Park event!!

Village Square Park, 6000 Abbott St E, Stittsville, ON K2S 1E2

Sunday June 4th, 2023, 10am - 2pm


Jana Begovic

As far back as she can remember, Jana has been fascinated by storytelling. Her love of reading and writing propelled her toward studies of languages and literature resulting in B.A. degrees in English and German Languages and Literature, an M.A. Degree in Literary Criticism, as well as a B.Ed. Degree in English and Dramatic Arts.

Among her publications are an academic article published by Cambridge Scholars, UK, the novel Poisonous Whispers, Little Dragon, poetry, short fiction, articles, art reviews, and blog posts featured in literary journals, such as Ariel Chart, Chantwood, the Pangolin Review, Abstract, Canada Fashion Magazine and Authors Publish (Facebook page).

Her short story, Purveyors of Magic will appear in the springtime edition of Black Shamrock.

Currently, she is working on a collection of children’s stories and acting as a contributing editor/writer for Ariel Chart and Canada Fashion Magazine. She has been nominated for the 2019 Best of the Net and the PushCart Awards for a piece of non-fiction and a short story published in Ariel Chart.

She lives in Ottawa, Ontario and works for the Government of Canada as an education specialist in the field of military language training.


Sharleen McCorrister

Ms. McCorrister is an independent educational consultant working in both the public and private sector of the Ontario Education System since 2019. She has been involved in Early Childhood Education since 1985 andhas been a dedicated Montessori Casa Directress for the past 26 yrs.

Volunteer work is very much a core aspect of her life. Having worked as a volunteer since a young teenager; she has served two local hospitals on the geriatric wards, worked in home care for the elderly and is completing her Death Doula Training with the Home Hospice Association. She is a volunteer at the Ruddy Shenkman Hospice in Kanata.

She has published a book of children’s poetry, The Tao of Fey, and has had a poem featured in the Award-winning Faces of Ottawa Book of the Year 2022 anthology of Ottawa poets, Love & Catastrophe Poetrē.

She enjoys gardening, travelling the world, reading and is an avid baker. Ms. McCorrister resides in the Ottawa area.


Pick up you copies of A Time for All Seasons, The Death Whisperer, The Tao of Fey, Little Dragon, and Mishko the Friendly Bat!


Can't make Stittsville Arts in the Park? Aren't in the Ottawa Region? Not a problem!

These titles are available in paperback worldwide!

A Time for All Seasons

The Death Whisperer

The Tao of Fey

Little Dragon

Mishko the Friendly Bat


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