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Free Workshop on getting published

Courtesy of Damian Lopes:

Barrie’s Culture Department is hosting a free workshop on how to get published on 18 May 2016. Topics range from placing pieces in magazines and journals, all the way to landing an agent and book contract, with some self-publishing, zine and micro press publishing thrown in. Though free, registration is required.

Join Alana Wilcox of Coach House Books, Bruce Meyer and me on 18 May!

Follow the link for more details: http://www.damianlopes.com/news/barrie-workshop-how-to-get-published-18-may/


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Story Structure Workshops

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Brenda Chin, former alumnus of Barrie North Collegiate, is offering a
series of 10 practical workshops based on celebrated screenwriter Blake
Snyder’s book, SAVE THE CAT.

An award-winning editor, Brenda has worked in the romance industry for more
than 25 years. Through her many years with Harlequin, she had the
opportunity to work with some of the best writers in the business, often
buying their first book.

This workshop is useful for writers working on fiction novels of any genre,
exploring the importance of story structure and character development.
Brenda provides insightful, encouraging critiques with grace and humour.

We extend an invitation to join her Tuesday nights from Sept 29 to Dec 8
between 7pm and 8pm at the new Innisfil Public Library at 967 Innisfil
Beach Road. The cost is $50 for attendance for all ten sessions. Please
register by calling the library at 705 431 7410. (The fee is to be given in
cash to Brenda Chin directly.)

Evie Klein Whittingham, President
Barrie Writer’s Club


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Toronto International Book Fair Nov. 13 – 16, 2014

From the Prez:

Dear BWC:
The Toronto International Book Fair is running Thursday November 13 To Sunday, November 16, 2014 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.
Cost is incredibly reasonable at $15 for all 3 days with an amazing lineup of authors. Workshops run around $45.
Too many authors to list but they include: Kelly Armstrong, Margaret Atwood, Jeff Kinney (Diary of a Wimpey Kid),  Dave Pilkey (Captain Underpants), Andrew Pyper, Anne Rice and Peter Robinson.
You can order tickets on line.
I will bring the 4 page program with me tonight but check out the excellent website http://www.torontobookfair.ca.
Evie
Visit the Book Fair website for more info and view the attached schedule below to see the events.


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L3 Writers’ Conference 2014

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To all members and guests,

Barrie North Collegiate is hosting the 7th Annual L3 Writers’ Conference at their school Thursday May 1, 2014 at 7pm. Tickets are only available for purchase at the door. The cost is $20 for adults and $10 for students.

Authors will bring books for purchase and signing.

Workshops are available for high school students during the day.
From the L3 Writers’ website:

Barrie North Collegiate’s iDeology program & the 7th Annual  “L3: Writers’ Conference” once again welcomes some of Canada’s finest authors, poets, novelists, journalists and activists to Barrie.

By day, L3 is Ontario’s largest high school literary event.

By night, L3 is Barrie’s largest authors’ celebration. L3 has put Barrie on the ‘literary festival map!’

L3 2014 promises to be another exciting and meaningful celebration of Canadian writers, journalists and activists.

ROBERT J. SAWYER                                ERIC WALTERS

MARINA NEMAT                                       PRISCILA UPPAL

RH JAMES BARTLEMAN                                    TOM EARLE

GORD “Trixterboy” BRUYERE               DALE PATTERSON

PENGUIN BOOKS CANADA                   CHRISTINE MISCIONE

For more information, please visit l3writers.ca.