Info about CAA’s March meeting from Jessica Purdy:
It’s almost that time again for our monthly branch meeting. We are looking forward to having our first crime writer up to talk to the Leacock/Simcoe group. Crime novelist and screenwriter, John McFetridge, will talk about the crime writing genre in Canada as well as what it takes to write mystery and crime into your novel.
Our Writers Helping Writers segment this month will focus on writing your second draft and having the perseverance to keep going.
Please note that this month the meeting will take place on the last Wednesday of the month, the 25th, rather than the Thursday. It is a temporary change and meeting dates will go back to the last Thursday of the month in April.
Writers, are you clear on how to show not tell in your writing? Let Sharon Clare help at February’s Canadian Authors’ Association meeting. Come join us tomorrow night’s meeting at 6:30 in Orillia at Down by the Bay on Mississauga St. Check out the poster for more details.
Jessica Purdy, the Program Coordinator for the Leacock/Simcoe branch of the CAA, would like you to know that there’s:
Only one week until our first meeting of 2015! Come out and hear local author Tom Earle talk about his road to publication with a major Canadian publishing house and his unconventional writing process.
And you don’t want to miss our Writers Helping Writers segment. We’re talking about setting, how to choose yours and make it work.
See the poster with all of the details. Send it along to those who may be interested.
See you there!
The CAA is another great resource for writers in our area to take advantage of and learn from.
From the Canadian Authors’ Association in Orillia:
It’s less than one week until our November branch meeting featuring Craig Pyette, senior editor at Random House/Penguin Canada.
He will be talking about the only rule that matters when it comes to getting published. There will also be a question period which means you get the opportunity to pick the brain of an editor, not something that happens very often so don’t miss it!
Tell your friends, family, neighbours about this great opportunity.
Thursday, November 27th at 121 Mississaga St. East.
Doors open at 6pm, meeting starts promptly at 6:30pm.
I just wanted to remind you of our January meeting which is taking place this Thursday at 6:30pm at 121 Mississaga St. Our guest speaker is Erotic Romance writer Kaenar Langford. She will give us tips and tricks for incorporating sex into our writing and there will be a workshop component to practice your steamy skills. All of this is just in time for our Erotic Poetry/Prose Writing Contest which is open to members and non-members, please visit the link for more information, http://caaleacocksimcoe.wordpress.com/erotic-poetry-prose-contest/ .
We are also offering a great deal at our upcoming meeting. If you sign up and pay for one or both of the workshops that we are offering on February 1st and 2nd you will receive a 15% discount on the entire workshop price. Please see the attached poster for more information on the workshops or visit our website at, www.caaleacocksimcoe.wordpress.com .
Please contact me if you have any questions about the above mentioned events. We are also asking that if you’re able to please register for this Thursday’s meeting as there is a workshop component and it will help us to know numbers.
We just wanted to let you know about the great workshops that we are offering the first weekend of February. Both workshops will be facilitated by award winning fiction writer and poet, Gwynn Scheltema. The first workshop will be on Saturday February the 1st and is all about helping writers with their taxes, teaching you what you can claim before you’ve even started making money from your writing. The second workshop will be held on Sunday, February the 2nd and is titled, Pump Up the Pen, how to raise the energy level in your writing. Both workshops will run from 10am to 3:30pm and will be held at Down by the Bay at 121 Mississaga St. in Orillia.
You can sign up for just one of the workshops for the regular price of $50 for members and $75 for non-members, or sign up for both and receive a $20 total discount. You can secure your spot with a deposit at our website, www.leacocksimcoe.wordpress.com. Attached is the poster with all of the information.
Also save the date of Friday, February 14th for a CAA Leacock/Simcoe special event, Erotic Fiction and Decadent Desserts Night. The perfect Valentine’s outing, come on your own or as a couple. More details to come……..
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