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    The Writer's Weekend

    by Phil - 1 Comment(s)

    Writer’s Weekend is coming.

    January will blow by, then it's here.

    Hard to imagine that we could top last year’s lineup of inspiring events and honored guest speakers, but of course we will. This all-day event gets better every year and the 2012 edition will be no exception as we strive to bring you highly informative presentations from professional authors, poets, publishers, and librarians. Whether you are just beginning to find your voice as a writer or you are looking for ways to take the next big step in refining your craft, mark Saturday, February 4 on your calendar for a full day of indispensable guidance and inspiration. Here’s the lineup:

    “FINDING THE FACTS – HISTORICAL RESEARCH FOR WRITERS”

    The art of historical research. Christine Hayes explores the best ways to research for any writing project.

    10 10:30AM. Register.

    “10 WAYS TO KILL YOUR WRITING”

    Join Susan Toy of Alberta Books Canada as she examines the 10 vital elements of marketing and promotion.

    10:30 11:30AM. Register.

    “PUBLISHING AND EDITING”

    An editor and two publishers from the Book Publishing Association of Alberta share their insights into the industry along with guidelines for submissions.

    12 1PM. Register.

    “MAKE IT IN MAGAZINES”

    Join multiple award winning writer Marcello Di Cintio as he explores the world of magazine writing.

    1 2PM. Register.

    “MAINLINING THE LANGUAGE OF LOVE”

    Poetry provides the most intense verbal expression of love and seduction. Discover what makes the best love poems so arousing with Rosemary Griebel and Julie Sedivy.

    2 3PM. Register.

    “SEX SELLS IN EVERY GENRE”

    Join four multi-published romance authors for tips and tricks on the craft of writing sensual, emotional love scenes from sweet to scorching.

    3 4PM. Register.

    2012 Featured Contributors:

    Alberta Books Canada

    Alberta Playwrights' Network

    Alexandra Writers' Centre Society

    Book Publishers Association of Alberta

    Calgary Association of Romance Writers of America

    Crime Writers of Canada

    Imaginative Fiction Writers Association (IFWA)

    People's Poetry Festival

    Society of Childrens' Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI)

    When Words Collide Conference

    Writers' Guild of Alberta (WGA)

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    by John Paul Cooper
    I went to The Writer's Weekend a couple of years ago and the seminars were all excellent. It's a rare opportunity to find such a great learning experience for free.

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